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Texas Woman Who Fatally Shot Her Daughters Reportedly Told Husband 'This Is About Punishing You' 

Police are still investigating the motives of Christy Sheats, the Houston-area woman who fatally shot her two daughters over the weekend. New reports say that Sheats and her husband were having marital issues before the shooting, and that she drew a gun during a family meeting, telling her husband “This is about…

Texas Girl Reportedly Forced to Attend Gay Conversion Program Has Left the Facility [Updated]

Sarah, a 17-year-old Texas girl whose extended family says her parents forced her to attend a residential Christian boarding program focused on “gay conversion” therapy, has reportedly left the facility. Heartlight Ministries, which runs the program, issued a statement saying Sarah had departed and denying she’d ever…

Remembering Robert Potter, the North Carolina Castrater, Idiot of Yesteryear

Welcome to Idiots of Yesteryear, a new series wherein we’ll remember the klutzes, cretins, and bumbling dunderheads who populate the cobwebbed dunce’s corners of the American past. In this great nation, for every gallant General Washington, who could not tell a lie, there is a doofy George W. Bush, who could not…

Which Extremely Transphobic Texas Politician's Tweet Is Worse? 

As you may have heard, Obama recently instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use whichever bathroom aligns with their gender identity. Republicans—for whom bathroom activities are evidently paramount—will not stand for this, because they are nothing if not valiant protectors of women, and also…

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Woman Found with Parts of Fetus in Her Purse Says She Miscarried and Was Turned Away From Hospital 

A San Antonio woman being arrested on drug charges last week made waves of news when officers searched her purse and found the remains of an eight-week-old fetus. As you might expect, there’s a deeply tragic backstory there: the woman, Bernadette Rivera, told a local news station she had a miscarriage and was unable…

Helpful Man Patrols Texas Ladies' Room, Tells Woman 'You're Dressed Like a Man' 

The recent spate of anti-LGBT bathroom bills across the country were built to solve a problem that doesn’t exist—that of sexual predators busting into ladies’ rooms by pretending to be women. It’s also creating a fun new problem by empowering ordinary folks to pretend as though they have a unique ability to gaze into…

'By God, We Get Back Up': Talking With Wendy Davis About Public Service, Defeat, and Her Newest Project

In 2013, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis delivered an electrifying 13-hour filibuster against SB 5, the disastrous omnibus abortion bill that was eventually enacted and is now better known as HB 2. The bill has, as Davis warned, become a public health disaster for Texas women, and, in reaching the Supreme Court, has…