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Abby Zimet: Small Bodies Drop

The U.S. has 4% of the world’s population, and 46% of its guns; its gun violence is soaring, with over 45,000 dead in shootings in 2020, an increase of 35%; gun violence is now the leading cause of death among young people; there have been two dozen school shootings so far this year.

May 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Paul Christensen: The Hinge of Summer’s Door

The vernal equinox came and went, like a cat creeping over the newly sprouted heads of anonymous weeds. You hardly knew, unless you were listening to NPR, that such an … Continue reading

April 4, 2022 · 2 Comments

Karl Evers-Hillstrom: Senators overseeing impeachment trial got campaign cash from Trump legal team members

Former independent counsels Ken Starr and Robert Ray, who investigated then-President Bill Clinton around the time of his impeachment, each made large campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last year before joining Trump’s legal team.

January 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Video: Liberty Hill

. Karen Collins is a grandmother and award-winning quilter with deep Texas roots. She never cared much about politics until the 2016 election. Now her retirement has a new sense … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tanya Golash-Boza: Day of the Demagogue

Trumpian Deportation Fantasies and American Realities In 2006, when I first began researching deportations, George W. Bush was president and quietly building a deportation machine in the Department of Homeland … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

W.J. Astore: The 2016 Presidential Candidates in a Word

Continuing our election coverage, I thought I’d try to sum up each major candidate with a single word (excluding profanities). I encourage readers to submit your own words for each … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

Marc Jampole: Ted Cruz and the Republican Lemmings

Will Republican lemmings jump off the cliff with Ted Cruz & vote to shut down government rather than fund Planned Parenthood? Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz is once again at … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Prison Industry Making Billions from Border Children

Despite growing evidence that the private prison industry is neither humane nor cost-effective, for-profit incarceration has increased dramatically in the past 10 years, and nowhere has the boom been more obvious than along … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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