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2015 Inauguration Day Capitol

Off to the Races

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For much of the next year, Texans with a high tolerance for bullshit will have the opportunity to follow along with the finest still-legal bloodsport in the state: Republican legislative primaries.

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State of Texas: Who We Kill

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According to data collected by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, an unsurprising trend has emerged among death row inmates, the majority of whom are black or Hispanic and have lived a debilitating existence prior to their execution.

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The Moral Indefensibility of Death Row

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Alex Hannaford’s cover story this month shows an alarming correlation between trauma that happens to adolescent boys, the biological damage it does to their brains, how that altered physiology leads to violent behavior in their adult lives and their ultimate journeys to death row.

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Dragging the State Board into the Present

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Stepping up where the State Board of Education failed, some teachers across Texas are building lessons plans with a uniquely Mexican-American focus. The courses have been steadily gaining popularity in school districts across Texas, prompting a move that could finally force the state to throw its support behind the class.

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