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Operation Texas Shield

March 10, 2017  |  No Comments  |  Share

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In their own words: How Texas pimps recruit and sell girls for sex

February 24, 2017  |  No Comments  |  Share

Article reposted with permission from The Texas Tribune BY EDGAR WALTERS, NEENA SATIJA AND MORGAN SMITH How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind. When it comes to punishing the sex traffickers who exploit Texas kids, state leaders are unforgiving: Their crimes are "vile," "heinous," "despicable," "unconscionable." Texas Tribune reporters talked to three convicted traffickers to try to understand...

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How hollow rhetoric and a broken child welfare system feed Texas’ sex-trafficking underworld

February 24, 2017  |  No Comments  |  Share

Article reposted with permission from The Texas Tribune BY MORGAN SMITH, NEENA SATIJA AND EDGAR WALTERS When Mia was 16, she walked out of a Houston children's emergency shelter. She had to go, she told the staff. Her pimp was waiting. It was 2013, the day before Thanksgiving. She was almost 200 miles from Corpus Christi, where she grew up. Mia had been raised...

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Why it Matters / Christine Doyle

September 23, 2015  |  No Comments  |  Share

Each morning, my daughter parks in a special spot up at school, a school that promotes sustainability. These prize slots go to kids who drive "green" cars. Hers is a Jetta TDI. It gets great gas mileage and we thought produced fewer diesel emissions than its competitors. But does it? Volkswagon has just announced that the clean diesel may not be...

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Kathleen Parker on the Planned Parenthood Videos

July 31, 2015  |  No Comments  |  Share

By Kathleen Parker Opinion writer July 17 In his satirical solution to Ireland’s prolific poor, especially among Catholics whose fish diet was thought to enhance fertility, Jonathan Swift suggested a new menu item: Succulent 1-year-olds for dinner. His essay “A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People from Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country . . . ” was intended...

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Jeb’s Slow Jam

June 18, 2015  |  No Comments  |  Share

NEWSFEED JEB BUSH Watch Jeb Bush Slow Jam the News With Jimmy Fallon Nolan Feeney @NolanFeeney The latest Bush to run for president stopped by The Tonight Show Forget Iowa and New Hampshire — the hottest spot on the campaign trail is late-night television. Jeb Bush, who announced he was running for president on Monday, stopped by Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show to slow jam...

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A Call to Higher Ground

March 4, 2015  |  No Comments  |  Share

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch The following are remarks prepared for delivery by former U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth at the funeral Tuesday for state Auditor Thomas A. Schweich at The Church of St. Michael and St. George in Clayton. They have been lightly edited. Blessed are the poor in Spirit. Blessed are those who mourn. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst...

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March 3, 2015  |  No Comments  |  Share

http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article12307403.html

Congratulations, Missouri!

Congratulations, Missouri!

November 6, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A judge in St. Louis has ruled that Missouri's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison issued the ruling Wednesday. He heard arguments in the case on Sept. 29. The city of St. Louis issued marriage licenses in June to four same-sex couples, setting up a court case over the state's 2004 constitutional...

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Same thoughts on Sam-Sex Marriage

October 6, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

I just got off the phone with a morning show here in town. I called into the host to make sure he knew about this morning's Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. Essentially the court said it would not rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage.  The ruling doesn't nationalize it. And it doesn't signal it will be up to...

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