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WATCH: MHP Dons Tampon Earrings

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.22.2013 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry took a moment on her Sunday MSNBC show to offer women a creative solution to the Texas state capitol temporarily banning tampons....

Texas Congressional Redistricting: Beyond Last Week's Section Five Ruling

Rob Richie | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

Last week's federal court ruling that Texas's 2011 plans for congressional districts and state legislative districts had both the purpose and effect of further reducing the representation of Texas's already underrepresented racial minority populations is just the state's latest salvo in the redistricting wars.

Jason Cherkis

Putting 'Niggerhead' In Context: Is Rick Perry Racially Insensitive? | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) took friends, fellow legislators or campaign donors to his hunting camp, they passed the word "Niggerhead...

Rick Perry Is Putting My Daughter in Danger

Pamela Kripke | Posted 08.30.2011 | Women
Pamela Kripke

Late last week, Perry vetoed a measure passed in the state legislature that would make it illegal to send and read text messages while driving. He said that the bill "micro-managed" people's behavior.

Across the U.S., GOP Lawmakers Build States of Denial

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

In the name of austerity, newly elected Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker is attempting to stamp out public workers' collective bargaining rights. But despite his dire claims, his state had been coping better than most.

New Lawmakers Get to Work on Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

Jumping on the anti-immigrant bandwagon may appeal to some voters, but it doesn't come cheap. Anti-immigrant ordinances cost cities and towns millions in legal fees and lost revenues.

Education in Chicago: Thank God We're Not Texans!

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

However silly, misguided, and stupid our opinions and actions regarding our schools may be, at least we ain't as bad as them Texans.

The Economic Costs of Uninsured Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marian Wright Edelman

In addition to it being the morally right thing to do, investing in children is also the economically smart thing to do. Children constitute over half the Medicaid rolls but less than a quarter of its costs.