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The Roots of Narendra Modi’s Divisiveness Are at Odds With the Idea of a Diverse Houston

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Opinion: The ‘Howdy Modi’ event is drawing criticism for welcoming the Indian prime minister amid human rights issues plaguing his country.
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Trump’s USDA Lets Animal Abusers Off the Hook

A South Texas facility has been repeatedly penalized for violating animal treatment standards. Under newly loosened rules, will it and other offenders be held to account next time?

On June 6, an inspector with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s animal-welfare division made a macabre discovery. At a sprawling animal research facility in...Read More

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Texas Leads in Polling Place Closures Since 2013

750 polling places in Texas have been shuttered since Shelby v. Holder, the Supreme Court decision that released the state from federal oversight in changing its voter laws and practices.

If you’ve been on the voting rights tour bus in Texas, what a ride it’s been—especially since 2013. Prior to then, the state was beholden to the Voting Ri...Read More

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Senator Lucio Draws Serious Primary Challenge

The Texas Senate’s most conservative Democrat faces two opponents. Is the Valley ready for change?

Democratic state Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. starts choking up over the phone. The 29-year veteran of Texas’ upper chamber is recalling legislation he passed in 2...Read More

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They Persisted

An unprecedented number of first-time female candidates ran for office in Texas in 2018—and lost. Now, many of those women are running again.

These candidates are back in the ring to prove that 2018 wasn’t a singular “year of the woman.” by Megan Kimble September 2, 2019  Early on Novembe...Read More

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke walks on an international bridge to cross into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. O’Rourke has crossed the border into Mexico for the funeral of one of the 22 people killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. by

Beto’s Last Chance at a 2020 Revival

The confines of a traditional presidential primary campaign weren’t working for O’Rourke. In the wake of El Paso, he is embracing a new strategy.

After five months mired in the day-to-day grind of a struggling presidential campaign, the El Paso massacre shook something loose in Beto O’Rourke.  Two days...Read More

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