Nina Martin: A Spike in Rates of Pregnancy-related Deaths in Texas Spurs Soul-searchingAugust 2016
Two new reports show maternal deaths and severe complications rose as the state slashed funding for family planning, but researchers and state officials say more information is needed to understand the trend.
Abrahm Lustgarten: Gimme a Break! IRS Tax Loophole Can Reward Excessive Water Use in Drought-stricken WestAugust 2016
Experts fear tax deductions for water use as a “depleted asset” could actually worsen the crisis as rivers and reservoirs dry up.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: The strange legal marriage of the anti-choice movement and campaign financeJuly 2016
The same jerks after your uterus are shooting down campaign rules; one tactic just backfired.
On MercyOctober 2015
Reconciling a death sentence, from a pediatric cancer ward to death row.
Robert Reich: State of DisasterJune 2015
As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has requested–and President Obama has granted–federal help.
Nina Martin: Seven Reproductive Rights Issues to Watch in 2015January 2015
Changes for abortion, contraception and more top the agenda with Republicans in the majority in Congress and many state legislatures.
Lou Dubose: Once Again, the Court Serves the GOPOctober 2014
The Roberts Court's willful ignorance is breathtaking.
Fiery AppetitesSeptember 2014
The novelist and reproductive rights advocate on motherhood, sex, and the sensuality of restaurant life.
Going Through CustomsJune 2014
The Chicana filmmaker on documenting a debutante ball in honor of George Washington’s birthday in Laredo, Texas, and adopting the Mexican-American border as her "muse.”
Anna Vodicka: Don’t Mess With the Other TexasMay 2014
Rick Perry visits the new Pacific Theater.
Ananda Rose: The Journey of BonesFebruary 2014
The struggle to handle migrants’ remains in South Texas.
Maurice Chammah: Blue Star StateNovember 2013
Wendy Davis’s filibuster becomes a book, a performance piece, the origin story of a new political star, and a symbol of change in a maybe-not-so-red Texas.
The Effects of the Rio Grande Valley on a Scholarship BoySeptember 2013
Revisiting Brownsville, Texas.
Paul Kiel: To Dodge Law, High-Cost Lender Offers Cash for FreeSeptember 2013
Unethical, unconscionable, legal: predatory lenders keep people in debt indefinitely.
William deBuys: Field Notes From a Drying WestJuly 2013
There simply isn’t enough water to go around.
Ed Winstead: Parliamentary InquiryJuly 2013
In the age of K Street, soft money, and safe seats, it's tempting to abandon our political institutions and shout down our opponents. Here's why we shouldn't.
Rachel Riederer: Texas Hold UpJune 2013
A play-by-play of Wendy Davis’s filibuster, and why it made such great, heartening, and depressing absurdity TV.
Theodoric Meyer: What Went Wrong in West, TexasApril 2013
And Where Were the Regulators?
Chad Wys: Artist’s PlaylistSeptember 2012
Artist Chad Wys gives us a peek into the music he listens to while he works.
The Messy Business of TacosJuly 2012
Unwrapping the history of Mexico's real national snack uncovers classism, dynamite, and shifting definitions of culture.
Science Be DamnedJune 2012
How Texas managed to export its energy policy to the rest of America.