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Having My Period in Prison Was Awful. In Texas, That May Finally Change.

by | Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 9:22 CST
When I was locked up, I often had to go without tampons or pads. A new law ensures that the 12,500 women still behind bars won’t have to.
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The Resistance Against Donald Trump Begins in Texas

The progressive movement in Texas must take bold action to inspire the residents of our cities to become part of the Trump resistance.

Texans are by and large more progressive than their state politicians. They must continue a long tradition of resistance to help stop Trump....Read More

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David Bowie in Aztlán

Forty years ago, Chicano students in Crystal City created a Bowie-inspired rock opera.

Forty years ago, Chicano students in Crystal City created a Bowie-inspired rock opera. Teacher Gregg Barrios wonders if his kids influenced the rock genius....Read More

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The New Migrants

In the harsh post-2008 economy, builders like my father live on the road.

Suddenly, my Dad — a builder — had a home loan, no equity, an ailing wife who couldn’t work, and no job. Now, he makes his living wherever he can....Read More

Our Blue Period, by Sarah Angle by

Our Blue Period

When clinical depression strikes a marriage, the cracks are long and deep.

People with clinical depression are wired differently. In a neurotypical brain, mood-regulating neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine...Read More

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