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Texas Tough: Nightmares of My Grandfather

(4) Comments | Posted May 26, 2010 | 12:01 PM

My grandfather, Henry Fly, lived from the Age of Lynching to the Age of Obama. As a boy growing up in rural Mississippi, he once hid behind a gas station to avoid a rowdy bunch of men recruiting for a "nigger hunt." Almost ninety years later, he shuffled into the...

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Houston's Death Penalty Hullabaloo

(13) Comments | Posted March 11, 2010 | 10:19 AM

Harris County Texas is the death penalty capital of the democratic world. It accounts for about 1 percent of the U.S. population but has carried out nearly 10 percent of the country's executions since 1976. So when a state district judge in Houston, Kevin Fine, unexpectedly ruled Texas's...

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