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Additional suggested curriculum changes for the Texas State Board of Education

Dear Texas State Board of Education, I write today in support of your proposed changes to the standards for American history curricula across the state. In light of recent events, however,…

Oil theft won’t bankroll ISIS for long

ISIS has turned to stealing and selling oil in order to bankroll their operations. Here's why that won't work for long. …

The necessary middle ground between hashtag slacktivism and violent riots

An imposing but unarmed black man was shot six times by a white police officer with a buzz cut. Cue tired stereotypes, paranoid herd behavior, and polarizing media obfuscation. Thousands…

Silence condones injustice: An unexpected lesson from Boy Meets World

When I was growing up and could only relate to other children as protagonists, one of my favorite shows on TV was “Boy Meets World.” Watching that show was like…

A pastor’s perspective: How Christians should respond to #Ferguson

For the Christian, the only thing simple about Ferguson is how you respond — with grace. That means instead of posting a diatribe against the system or the protestors, you…

Don’t allow Ferguson decision to silence larger issues

It’s been clear for a very long time that the grand jury in Ferguson would not indict Darren Wilson. The protests that erupted after the grand jury’s announcement were not…

Republicans should sit down, shut up and listen to Lindsey Graham

Yesterday evening, President Obama announced his executive order to (temporarily) reform(ish) immigration. Since then the GOP has been in a tizzy about what their response should be. Should they shut…

25 years later: Why the U.S. won’t adopt the child rights treaty

This year on the International Day of the Child — appropriately celebrated on Nov. 20 — we will mark the 25th anniversary of the Conventions on the Rights of…

What to expect from the Republican-controlled Congress

In January, Republicans will run both houses of Congress — not that anyone is surprised. The Senate takeover was engineered by Mitch McConnell and was largely a campaign waged against…

Supreme Court Roundup: Death and taxes (and gay marriage)

By Brandon Bub Nov. 9, 2014 This turned out to be a more of an eventful week in the legal world than I might have anticipated. Cases regarding Obamacare, gay marriage…

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