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Texas’ New Abortion Law is Driving Women to Extremes

The 20-week abortion ban forced one woman to pawn her wedding ring and flee to Arkansas to terminate her pregnancy.

The Great CSCOPE Panic Goes Out with a Whimper

A long-awaited review for liberal bias in classroom lessons wasn’t the smoking gun CSCOPE’s critics suggested it would be.


Will Chapo’s Capture Change Anything?

Experts on Mexico say notorious drug kingpin, Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman’s capture will result in more violence.

Bill Cotter Tackles Austin, Matriarchy and Maladjustment in The Parallel Apartments

Austin author Bill Cotter Brings The Parallel Apartments to BookPeople.

Primary Madness: Down-Ballot Roundup

We’re only a week and a half away from this year’s madhouse primary election, so tempers are flaring and candidates are laying it all on the line.

If Facing Armed Drug Smugglers, Call… Game Wardens?

Hostage negotiation. Narcotics enforcement. Border patrol. Fraud investigation. Are these the purview of game wardens?

Shades of Gray in Orange

After a black police officer kills a white war hero, a town begins its murky search for justice.

The Katrina Pierson Bubble Bursts

The news that tea partier Katrina Pierson was taking unemployment benefits to supplement her career in activism is the latest setback in a campaign that’s failed to launch.

Observer Radio Episode 46: Fracking Bans, Politiqueras and Ted Nugent

This week on Observer Radio, we consider the political benefit (and detriment) to Republicans palling around with Ted “Motor City Madman” Nugent.