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Young Muslims Aren’t Villains—But You Wouldn’t Know It From the Media

The vilification of Muslim children is not new, and it is far from limited to fictional instances. These media portrayals can translate into real-life repercussions in the lives of Muslim youth.

The vilification of Muslim children is not new, and it is far from limited to fictional instances. These media portrayals can translate into real-life repercussions in the lives of Muslim youth.

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20-Week Bans Aren’t a Compromise, No Matter What Conservatives Imply

Republicans have been pushing the idea that 20 weeks is plenty of time to get an abortion if you need one—with the implication that if you can’t get it together in those first few months, then you don’t really deserve to get the procedure.

Republicans have been pushing the idea that 20 weeks is plenty of time to get an abortion if you need one—with the implication that if you can’t get it together in those first few months, then you don’t really deserve to get the procedure.

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Aziz Ansari’s ‘Modern Romance’ Takes Surprisingly Earnest Look at Love

Part memoir, part sociological study, and part self-help treatise, Modern Romance zeroes in on contemporary dating mores with a perceptive eye toward the shifts that have taken place over the past several decades. While the book is immensely entertaining, however, it is not fluff.

Part memoir, part sociological study, and part self-help treatise, Modern Romance zeroes in on contemporary dating mores with a perceptive eye toward the shifts that have taken place over the past several decades. While the book is immensely entertaining, however, it is not fluff.

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Texas Lawmaker: ‘The Left’ Hates the Duggars for Their ‘Standards’

I wouldn't say that I dislike the Duggar family because they have "standards," contrary to what Texas state Rep. Bill Zedler (R-Arlington) tweeted on Wednesday night.

I wouldn’t say that I dislike the Duggar family because they have “standards,” contrary to what Texas state Rep. Bill Zedler (R-Arlington) tweeted on Wednesday night.

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Activists Ask for Legal Abortion Care From Elected Representatives at Texas Capitol [Video]

Days before the Texas legislature adjourned for the year, anti-choice lawmakers made it a priority to make it harder for the most vulnerable minors who have unplanned pregnancies to get legal abortion care in the state. But the bill's proposal and passage didn't go unnoticed.

Days before the Texas legislature adjourned for the year, anti-choice lawmakers made it a priority to make it harder for the most vulnerable minors who have unplanned pregnancies to get legal abortion care in the state. But the bill’s proposal and passage didn’t go unnoticed.

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We Must Not Excuse Religious Universities’ Censorship of Student Speech

Under a section governing relationships on campus—a section common to private Christian liberal arts institutions—LeTourneau University’s 2014-2015 handbook bans “public advocacy for the position that sex outside of a biblically-defined marriage is morally acceptable.”

Under a section governing relationships on campus—a section common to private Christian liberal arts institutions—LeTourneau University’s 2014-2015 handbook bans “public advocacy for the position that sex outside of a biblically-defined marriage is morally acceptable.”

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Video Games, Violence, and the Black Lives Matter Movement: How My Hobby Became a Trigger

People are killing all around me, in real life and in games, and sometimes it feels like I can't escape it.

People are killing all around me, in real life and in games, and sometimes it feels like I can’t escape it.

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Losing My Lege: So Long, Farewell (We Hope)

Gov. Greg Abbott has promised to sign any gun deregulation bill that comes across his desk. If he can't pull it off in the regular session, his failure to call a special session to appease the gun crowd could very well come back to haunt him in the 2018 election.

Sine die—the official end of the regular legislative session—here in Texas is set for Monday, and if the fates are willing, we won’t be facing a special legislative session. That would mean another cruel start to the summer for Texans who believe in freedom and progress and justice

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Stop Trying to Make Conservative Feminism Happen

Looking up to a Carly Fiorina-type doesn’t help you if you have to quit your job because you can’t afford child care.

Looking up to a Carly Fiorina-type doesn’t help you if you have to quit your job because you can’t afford child care.

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Charles Robinson and George Tiller: Two Physicians Who Fought for Justice in a Turbulent Kansas

This month brings two anniversaries of note to those of us who are interested in the role that doctors can play in the struggle for social justice: May 21, when pro-slavery "ruffians" invaded Lawrence, Kansas in 1856, and May 31, when George Tiller was murdered by an anti-abortion terrorist in 2009.

This month brings two anniversaries of note to those of us who are interested in the role that doctors can play in the struggle for social justice: May 21, when pro-slavery “ruffians” invaded Lawrence, Kansas in 1856, and May 31, when George Tiller was murdered by an anti-abortion terrorist in 2009.

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