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Houston non-profit group in a prime position to change Texas laws

Houston NORML has been around for nearly a quarter of a century, far longer than most other marijuana reform organizations. Located in the fourth largest U.S. 979 more words


Iraq Could Threaten Obama's Long Term Policies

by Marianna Karakoulaki

On August 7th, Barack Obama made a statement concerning the crisis in Iraq in which he announced targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death.” 627 more words


Common Core--What's A Parent To Do?

The new school year is set to begin and the math and English standards known as Common Core are to be fully implemented–against the wishes of many Ohioans parents and taxpayers.  514 more words


Texas is the new Mexico for marijuana growing drug cartels

Forget smuggling marijuana across the border, it’s being grown far and wide here in Texas. 901 more words


Big Beautiful Words

I receive a disconcerting amount of flak for having a “tedious” vocabulary—people caviling at what is to them just forced, pretentious obfuscation or dressed-up sophistry. All the consternation has started to make me feel like I’m engaged in some kind of abnegation, like I’m willingly depriving myself of the opportunity to fully capitalize on the act of conversing. 1,440 more words


Opinion: Kiss Cam outdated, heterosexist

By Ashley Nava
El Paso, T.X. 

You’re sitting in the stands at a major sporting event, hot dog in one hand, drink in the other. Suddenly, you look up at the jumbotron and see your projected face framed with a heart, and the words underneath read, “Kiss Cam.” Thousands of people anxiously wait for you to kiss the person sitting beside you. 289 more words


Foie gras a foe to this foodie

By Saintra Thai
San Bernardino, Calif.

I am a foodie. But I have ethics. And my ethics prevent me from eating foie gras. Being an ethical foodie isn’t always easy, however. 380 more words