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Required Reading: Texas Republican Party Platform, 2010

Has anyone read the Texas Republican Party’s Platform lately?  If you haven’t, you should. Everyone who lives in Texas should be concerned about the […]

UT’s racism pressure valve

If history is written by those who show up, then the question of renaming UT’s Simkins Hall dormitory—currently named for confederate officer, Florida Ku […]

Mad Libs

Houston attorney Kathie Glass, the Libertarian Party candidate for Texas governor, had two rubber stamps displayed on her campaign table at the party’s recent […]

Minimum Grade Policy: Fails in Court

Shocking though it may be, I was a bit of a nerd in high school. I know, I know, you assumed I was head […]

Hopital St. Louis

I had tried repeatedly to schedule a meeting with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), winner of the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize, through its […]

Mirtho Belle Fleur and Handicap International

Mirtho Belle Fleur, 21 years old, was receiving physical therapy from Kirsty Luard at Handicap International’s orthopedic center in downtown Port au Prince.  Mirtho […]

American Refugee Committee at Acra

American Refugee Committee International (ARC) is dedicated to assisting refugees, displaced people and host communities in taking control of their lives and achieving self […]

Around Port au Prince, Part Two

The Acra tent camp is a short walk from Brillant’s house and, unlike the others we visited, truly a city in itself. Coming around […]

Around Port au Prince, Part One

Port au Prince today is a crazy patchwork quilt of collapsed buildings, untouched structures and tent camps, sometimes with all three existing side by […]

Assassinations a Troubling Turn for Mexico

The news today of the assassination of the PRI candidate for Governor in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, which borders Texas, is a terrible […]