The issue of same-sex marriage propels some Texas Republicans into paroxysms of bigotry (actually, with these folks just about anything will do that). The knuckle-dragger response to same-sex marriage is to declare that if we recognize same-sex unions, soon we will have people marrying horses or inflatable dolls.
The Supreme Court said Saturday that, for the first time, it is allowing a voting law to be used for an election even though a federal judge, after conducting a trial, found the law is racially discriminatory in both its intent and its impact, and is an unconstitutional poll tax.
Here are 10 American ghost towns, places that were once thriving but are now abandoned. A visit to any one of them is intriguing, desolate . . . and more than a little spooky.
That headline, of course, quotes the cover to the fictional Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: "Don't Panic." This week, it seems like timely advice, as the news media and American politicians go into full-blown panic mode over one death and two illnesses within the United States.
Can women in politics run the same plays as men? For Alison Lundergan Grimes and Wendy Davis, one wonders if the system and society will let them run any at all?
Dreaming of sipping sangria on the beaches of Barcelona or roaming the illuminated Christmas markets in Munich? Now is the perfect time to feed your wanderlust and take a spontaneous trip to explore Europe -- without getting out your passport!
It does seem a bit ridiculous, doesn't it? That we still have to fight for voting rights, fight against laws that seek to suppress the vote, laws that will have a disproportionate impact on those Americans who -- had they been of voting age before 1965 -- would likely have been barred because of their race?
As the U.S. Supreme Court rightfully makes way for same-sex marriage across the country, it simultaneously regresses policy on another civil liberty, voting rights.
Altaeros Energies is developing turbine-equipped tubular helium balloons that float up to 2,000 feet in the air to capture wind energy. (From Altaero...
Our job as parents is to help our children deal with worrisome information by understanding how they think and process information at this formative time in their lives, and by giving them information they need to manage their thoughts and worries
Republican strategists' lips salivate when they think of population shifts to their state. This means more Congressional seats moving to their states and away from Democrat states. However, they may be surprised by the long-term results.
The state of Texas recently passed a Republican-led law which shut down 13 abortion clinics this week, leaving the state with only seven. Needless-to-say, this action put the GOP again in the spotlight for accusations of their War on Women, a charge that always upsets Republicans -- in large part because it's true.
Although one-day and weekend passes have been sold out for some time, you can still see what all the fuss is about for the city whose motto is "Keep Austin Weird" by heading to one of these ten hotels.
The Latino vote has been a big source of Democratic hopes in Texas, with the assumption being that if and when the sleeping giant of Latino voters wake up, they will overwhelmingly vote Democratic and turn Texas blue.
This week included the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur -- The Day of Atonement. This ritual of self-examination and seeking forgiveness is one we could all benefit from. And as this week's headlines demonstrate, there is certainly no shortage of opportunities for public figures to do so. The day after the head of the Secret Service resigned, it was revealed that, just last week, a man impersonating a Congressman had gotten backstage at an event attended by President Obama. In Texas, health officials disclosed that the doctors who saw the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. initially sent him home, thinking he had a low-level infection. And while Friday's jobs numbers delivered the lowest unemployment rate since 2008, participation in the labor force is at its lowest level in 36 years. No matter which religious traditions you embrace, there's never a bad time for sober reflection on how we, as individuals and as a country, could be doing better.
Will the Tea Party/Koch/Brothers/GOP defend us from Ebola or do we need government involved in healthcare after all?