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Texas, Back-Alley Abortions, and Other Developments in the “War on Women”

Texas, Back-Alley Abortions, and Other Developments in the “War on Women”

BY BILLIE MANDELBAUM In 2011, there were 44 facilities in Texas where abortions were performed. Today, only 24 facilities remain. This decline stems from stringent regulations put in place by Texas House Bill 2, which was signed into law last year by Governor Rick Perry. The legislation requires doctors performing […]

 
 

Is Texas Finally Feeling Blue?

Is Texas Finally Feeling Blue?

BY ALEX BEAULIEU No one said it was possible. No one be­lieved anyone could accomplish such a feat. Even the rather liberal New York Times declared that, “turning Texas blue – or even purple – is going to be a lot harder than most folks imagine.” But has the time […]

 
 

Where We Should Place Our Fears

Where We Should Place Our Fears

BY RAJA KRISHNA This August, Texas Governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry stirred up controversy when he invited his fellow Texans, along with the nation’s governors, to join him in a mammoth prayer event at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. Dubbed “The Response,” it was marketed as a plea to God to […]

 
 

Health Care Reform Bill Passes

Late last night, the House voted to pass the Senate version of the health care reform bill. The final vote required for passage was passed just a few minutes before the deadline, and led to cheers of “Yes We Can” throughout the Democratic side of the House. Less than an […]

 
 

Emily and Kasper: On Abortion

Emily and Kasper: On Abortion

Kasper stepped into the aisle of the small plane to St. Louis, holding his laptop case close as he slid down the aisle to find his seat.  One of the last to board the plane, Kasper wasn’t surprised to see two other people already in his row.  He was shocked, […]