America Is A Prison State — But Not For The Reason Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorists Think

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The Jade Helm controversy illustrates the racist double standard when it comes to communities of color.

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Women Make in the Early Stages of Divorce—and How to Avoid Them

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When her husband dropped the divorce bomb, Jenny Kanevsky had to deal with the fallout. Here are three crucial truths she learned.

Ted Cruz’s Journey Into The Wilderness

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The conservative firebrand from Texas isn’t going to be president anytime soon.

Sneaky Homophobes Are Undermining Gay Rights Progress

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Matthew Rozsa explains how bigotry and lack of honor go hand-in-hand.

Lewis Black on Voter Suppression: “Not on my Watch Baby”

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Current voter ID laws are voter suppression laws. They perverse our democracy and perpetuate failures of the existing version of our marketplace of ideas

Finally College Centers Meeting Needs of Underserved Students

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Imagine this: Today is your first day at college.

Dear Rick Perry: Stop Convincing People Terrorists are Crossing the Border in Mass Numbers

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Immigrants in the United States are already stigmatized enough, they do not need to be linked to the issue of terrorism.

Virginia Gov. McDonnell’s Fall from Grace. Just Desserts?

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The man who would be king? (Or at least potential running mate to the man who almost became king) is going to prison and out of public life for good.

Big Government, Texas Style

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The divide between conservatives and liberals is more about what government should do, not how big it should be.

Sentenced to Wait: Efforts to End Prison Rape Stall Again

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The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in Washington 2003. It still hasn’t been fully implemented.

Men Conversing Rationally, Something Needed More In Online Comments Sections

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When a female teacher gives a fifteen year old a lap dance, you’d expect the news story itself to be the most disturbing part. You would be wrong.

A Kinder, Modernized Second Amendment

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Are threats and intimidation the M.O. of gun rights activists? Chris Hicke delves into one of the more divisive topics facing our nation today.

Twin 7-Year-Old Boys Fight off Carjacker Who Stole Car While They Were in it (Video)

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Two 7-year-old boys in Texas are being praised by law enforcement for their quick thinking after being caught in the middle of a carjacking.

With Money to be Made, Wind Power Booms in Oil-Rich Texas

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If you leave federal taxes out of the equation as inevitable, wind is a very profitable proposition at state level.

School Board Lets Trans Teacher Keep Her Job

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For once, there’s a happy ending to a story about ignorant parents attacking a transgender teacher: the school board of Lumberton, Texas has decided to stand by Laura Jane Klug, and returned her to her duties in the school system.