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America’s Lost History of Border Violence

Texas Rangers and civilian vigilantes killed thousands of Mexican-Americans in a campaign of terror. A century later, will the state finally acknowledge the bloodshed?

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Police Are Targeting Gay Men in Sting Operations Like It’s Still the 1950s

Write a Done List

It’s just as useful as a to-do list and a lot more fun.

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Mom Let Us Kids Plan All the Vacations

It led to our family’s greatest adventures.


I Miss the Old Ted Cruz

The presidential campaign turned him into a cartoon version of the blowhard I knew on the college debate circuit.

Why Parents Should Let Their Kids Plan the Family Vacation

The Ted Cruz Who Flamed Out as a Presidential Candidate Was the Ted Cruz I Debated in College

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