After Latest Blow to Voting Rights, Justice Sotomayor Warns of 'Serious Costs to Our Democracy' 

On Monday, the Supreme Court largely sided with Texas and North Carolina in cases challenging the fairness of their legislative maps. Per CNN, this means that officials will probably use those congressional district maps in the upcoming midterm elections, which is good news for racists and Donald Trump, and bad news…

After School Shooting, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Boldly Suggests... Door Control

  • Republicans, who have so far sought to address school shootings by offering prayers, arming teachers, equipping students with clear backpacks, and increasing security at schools, now have another strategy: limit the number of entryways (what Jezebel senior editor Joanna Rothkopf dubbed “door control”). In the wake of…
  • Daughter of TX Legislator Shares Personal Story of Being Forced to Bury the Remains of Her Miscarriage

    The Texas Observer has published a gruesome story about fetal burials, a practice mandated by many Catholic hospitals and, if Republican lawmakers have their way, state governments: A woman named Blake Norton, after miscarrying in 2015, was treated at Seton Medical Center Austin at the recommendation of her OB-GYN,…

    Texas Teen's Parents Allegedly Threw Hot Oil on Her After She Refused an Arranged Marriage

    The parents of a 16-year-old girl in Texas were arrested on Friday after police alleged they physically abused her and threw hot cooking oil on her because she didn’t want to take part in an arranged marriage. The teen went missing in January, according to reports, and she has since been placed in child protective…

    Donald Trump Emphasizes 'Mental Health' Instead of Domestic Violence After Texas Mass Shooting 

    “Mental health is your problem here,” Donald Trump said in a press conference early Monday morning. Trump was addressing the cause, or what he believes to be the cause, of the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The latest in a seemingly unbroken timeline of mass shootings which…

    L.A. Times Report: High Maternal Mortality Among African-American Texans Is a 'Quiet Crisis'

    Globally, maternal mortality rates have been declining over the past several years. In America, however, the maternal death rate more than doubled between 1987 and 2013. In fact, though the United States is one of the most developed countries in the world, it’s the second to last among 31 developed countries, ahead of…