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julie collura 9h
Who among us has not gotten blackout drunk with a best friend, cornered a teenage girl at a party, dragged her together into a shuttered bedroom, together conspired to silence her by drowning her screams with our hands . . .
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The Texas Observer 7h
The leaks disproportionately occur in poor and minority communities. In Houston, 96 of 100 freshwater sites tested had unsafe levels on at least one day in 2017.
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Cruz’s Reaction to ‘New Jim Crow’ Comments Ignores the Racist Roots of Mass Incarceration
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We are currently in the process of darkening the font. It will be resolved in the near future. Thanks for reading and hang in there!
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The Texas Observer 9h
While the Senate battle between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke has become perhaps the most-watched political race in the country, it has existed almost entirely in two separate and thoroughly disparate realities, writes :
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Author Ben Fountain on Ted Cruz: “You’d think he gargles twice a day a cocktail of high-fructose corn syrup and holy-roller snake oil.” Read ’s review of Fountain's new book:
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The Texas Observer 11h
Brett Kavanaugh and the Terrifying Logic of the Boys’ Club
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Sophie Novack 12h
Last year, we asked every Texas state senator to comment on the sexual misconduct allegations against the first two members. Schwertner didn't respond.
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The Texas Observer 11h
NEW: Government Asks Court for More Time To Fix Houston’s Decades-long Sewage Problem by
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Kate Carruthers 14h
From ⁦⁩ : Justice is about diffusing power; sexual assault reinforces and consolidates it.
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ElizabethCMcLaughlin 15h
This is a critical read. Brett Kavanaugh and the Terrifying Logic of the Boys' Club
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The Texas Observer 15h
. talks racial disparities in the justice system; goes nuclear and embraces the politics of policing, revealing an aversion to confronting our dark past.
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Rose 19h
"Cruz’s performance on Friday shows how conservative politicians have turned law-enforcement politics into a culture war issue on the right," writes
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Kolten Parker 19h
Ted Cruz criticized Beto O'Rourke for describing the criminal justice system as the "new Jim Crow" in their first debate. In doing so, Cruz reveals an aversion to confronting our dark past and the racist roots of mass incarceration, via
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The Texas Observer 17h
As the first Senate debate showed, the race between and is quickly becoming defined by the politics of fear and resentment.
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The Texas Observer 18h
Burn It All Down Ben Fountain’s new book of essays chronicles the ascent of Trumpism with a keen eye for the past, present and future.
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Michael Barajas 19h
Cruz went nuclear after Beto talked racial disparities in the crim justice system last week. He took particular umbrage w/ the term "new Jim Crow" Beto had actually been referencing a recent discovery in TX at the nexus of slavery and mass incarceration
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The Texas Observer 19h
Justice is about diffusing power; sexual assault reinforces and consolidates it. MORE from :
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