If the State of Mississippi is ultimately trying to save lives with Initiative 26 and reduce its high teenage pregnancy rate -- one of the highest in America -- it should focus on prevention instead.
Every Friday, Sergio, our resident chancludo, will turn a critical eye on political shenanigans, and current issues and events with his chancla firmly in hand.
Anti-choice extremists never take their eye off the prize: making abortion illegal in the United States. Right now, they have their sights set on Mississippi.
Sadly, by granting equivalent legal rights to fertilized eggs, the personhood amendment may tip the scales and begin prioritizing the zygote over the post-born person.
While the warm water pro-lifers in the House worked to pass the "Let Women Die" act - that is, a bill allowing emergency room workers to opt out of pe...
Some of your secondary school students have read The Help and many more will have seen this summer's film adaptation. This creates a critical teachable moment for educators.
Shannon McNally could be like one of those characters in Treme, the critically acclaimed HBO series about New Orleans musicians surviving in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She already knows the part by heart.
H.R. 2018 would mark an abrupt U-turn in the long journey we've taken to protect our waters and health. It would throw us back to a time when state fought state over the fate of this essential resource.
Across our country, parents everywhere are finding out that they have more in common with each other than they do with the defenders of the status quo.
The Supreme Court has given its seal of approval to one of Arizona's much maligned immigration laws. Is Congress even relevant on this issue anymore? ...
Mississippi: A beautiful state to drive across, where tamales are popular/traditional, and where sticking your hand in a giant catfish's mouth is a re...
Southerners love their blues the way we New Yorkers love our Broadway. And no matter where I go in the south -- Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, I can never get enough of the raw, gritty blues.
Since 1987, government spending on corrections has grown a 127% in comparison to a meager 21% increase in educational funding. If a nation's budget is a symbol of its priorities, Uncle Sam is in trouble.
In recent weeks, ignorance of United States history and the functioning of the U.S. government made the front pages again.
The April 14 meeting proceeded efficiently, as scheduled, for BP shareholders. For the workers, environmentalists and community members rallying in protest, though, the day of reckoning had yet to arrive.
Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck has sold pentobarbital to four of the most prolific executing states in the U.S.