Beto ORourke Wins Texas Senate Primary, Rolls Into Fight With Ted Cruz

March 12, 2018

Voters in Texas headed to the polls for the first primaries of the 2018 midterms on Tuesday, following record early voting turnout for Democrats. In the states 15 largest counties, almost 50,000 up 98 percent from the 2014 midterm cycle. Republican turnout was up just 16 percent. Yet still, the challenge for Democrats to make any gains in Texas will be daunting as Republicans made up ground in vote totals…


Someone Tries To Attack A Lawyer Protecting Student Right To Protest Gun Laws, Immediately Regrets It

February 28, 2018

Texan man Wade Nix, who apparently joined Twitter thinking that “people with different views would actually talk civilly to each other,” and is shocked that people “would attack strangers for no apparent reason,” proceeded immediately to attack a stranger, and found that Twitter can be an unforgiving place. “I’m a Texas-barred attorney and will represent these students pro bono should they choose to exercise their rights to free speech,” he…


High-School Coach Ignored Boys Screams as Teammates Raped Him, Lawsuit Claims

La Vernia, Texaspopulation 1,200has struggled to emerge from a cloud that covered the sports-obsessed town after rape allegations involving its most gifted athletes went public almost one year ago. Now, a new family has filed a lawsuit against the school district, claiming that a La Vernia coach witnessed and ignored two violent sexual assaults suffered by their son while he was on its basketball team. The complaint alleges that a…

February 13, 2018

The Dark Side of Americas Rise to Oil Superpower

The last time U.S. drillers pumped 10 million barrels of crude a day, Richard Nixon was in the White House. The first oil crisis hadn’t yet scared Americans into buying Toyotas, and Featured in , Jan. 29, 2018. Illustration: 731 For one, the influence of one of the most powerful forces of the past half-century, the modern petrostate, would be diminished. No longer would “America First” diplomats need to tiptoe…

January 29, 2018

Parents Demand Surrogate to Abort After Baby Is Diagnosed With Heart DefectHer Refusal Is a Victory for Pro-Life

ShareTweet Surrogacy is not for the faint of heart. While carrying another woman’s child who can not conceive is certainly a noble act, it is not one that comes without emotional repercussions. Surrogates often bond with the child as though it is their own and must endure the painful separation of giving up the baby that their body nurtured for nine months. For one Texas surrogate (who chooses to remain…

January 9, 2018

The cold is causing frozen iguanas to fall from trees in Florida

(CNN)There’s an iguanocalypse in Florida, or at least that’s what it looks like judging from the photos worried Floridians are posting all over social media. “If it’s just for a day or two they’ll just get to where they’re completely frozen in time. They’re still able to breathe. They’re still able to do bodily functions just very slow,” said Maple. See, at first you probably felt sorry for them, didn’t…

January 7, 2018

Here are the 2017 innovations that changed the world

Image: Morgan’s Inspiration Island; eSight; Petit Pli; Manu Prakash/Stanford 2017 may have been a rough year, but there were plenty of inventions, innovations, and gadgets that made the world just a slightly better place. From global health to social justice to humanitarian aid, a slew of scientists, technologists, and activists came together this year to create impactful solutions to some of our most pressing problems. SEE ALSO: 9 incredible ways…

December 29, 2017