At Gawker, Cord Jefferson writes about Stand Your Ground laws and his experience with racial profiling.
Callie Collins discusses Wendy Davis’ filibuster and what it meant to her for The Rumpus:
What I’m asking is that you do not yield to the truly ugly things about Texas—Kimberly McCarthy’s execution, whatever Rick Perry says today, these inconceivable abortion measures that will pass anyway, the deep red of our electoral map, the fact that the happiest news of the week, the overturn of DOMA, doesn’t completely reach down here—to the extent that they fool you into forgetting the other things, the things that should now be evident. Wendy Davis, the sound of those women, the reemergence of a visible, fevered Texas Democratic party, the very real concerns of 26 million people who have been here all along.
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These dogs are facing some tough truths.