Leah Caldwell

Houston native Leah Caldwell is a writer and editor living in Austin.

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‘Go Back to Islam’

by | Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 9:30 am CST
Arabic Immersion Magnet School

Learning Arabic in Houston, Inshallah

Despite an angry outcry from far-right protesters, Houston is embracing an Arabic immersion school that educators hope may give students an edge.

Except for the angry far-right protesters, the first day of school at the Arabic Immersion Magnet School in Houston in late August was a joyous occasion. Read More


Trailer Park Ploys

How Texas families with nowhere else to go are fighting back against mobile home moguls and their ruthless business model.

The residents of North Lamar Community Mobile Home Park in Austin aren't backing down from an escalating dispute with the new owners of the park, the moguls behind online trailer-preneur school Mobile Home University. Read More

Mohamed Elibiary
Criminal Justice

Mohamed’s Fight

He’s a Texas Republican and an expert on fighting extremism. Why do conservatives hate him?

He’s a Texas Republican and an expert on fighting extremism who advises homeland security officials. Why do conservatives hate him? Read More


Meeting Hezbollah

My introduction to Hezbollah came on an early morning in southern Beirut. I rode bus No. 5 from the Burj Al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp, where I taught English, eastwards through Haret Hreik—a Hezbollah stronghold. Every day I watched the surroundings … Read More