Our weekly roundup of the choicest moments in Texas public discourse. This week’s theme: the elusive “core concept.”
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At the Republican Party of Texas’ 2014 convention, delegates undid one of their biggest achievements from 2012—and left some big issues on the table.
For connoisseurs of WTF—I’m looking at you trolls—there is but one ur-text, the guiding document by which all others emanate from, and are compared to. And though it is based on immutable laws of nature and God, it is nevertheless a living document too, revised every couple years by a gathering of wise men and women, who puzzle and debate over the text with the passion and intensity of a gathering of Talmudic scholars. I am of course referring to the Texas Republican Party platform.
President Obama issued a presidential memo Monday calling the huge number of unaccompanied children crossing the border—primarily into Texas—an “urgent humanitarian situation.” The White […]
The U.S. government has reopened an emergency shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio to house unaccompanied children from Central America. Government […]
A growing movement of Central Americans protest mistreatment by authorities, criminals in Mexico.
Immigrants in a for-profit detention center in Conroe are refusing to eat in protest of conditions at the facility and the record number of deportations.
A majority of the unaccompanied Mexican and Central American children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border should qualify for political asylum, according to the United Nations.
Texans deserve a debate, Democrats should hope for one, and Patrick’s extended thoughts on Texas’ present, and future, should go into the public record.
Author Reyna Grande will speak at UT-San Antonio as a part of the university’s Creative Writing Reading Series on Friday at 7:30 p.m.