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The visit comes as the administration has felt emboldened after winning new legal authority to move forward in funding a border wall and gaining additional powers to enforce asylum restrictions.... Read more
Published on: 2019-09-18
Source: Washington Post
Cyanobacteria are one of the oldest known life forms on earth. Better known as blue-green algae, the photosynthetic microorganism occurs naturally in almost all waterways around the world. The algae... Read more
Published on: 2019-09-17
Source: Texas Observer
On Monday morning, 52 asylum-seekers were scheduled to appear in court at a complex of tent structures hastily constructed next to one of Laredo’s international bridges. More than 150 miles... Read more
Published on: 2019-09-16
Source: Texas Observer
In 1977, the University of Texas’ crushing running back, Earl Campbell, racked up 1,744 yards on the football field, 1,054 of those coming after initial contact with a defender on the... Read more
Published on: 2019-09-13
Source: Texas Observer
by Amal Ahmed, Gus Bova, and Andrea Valdez September 13, 2019 The third Democratic presidential debate and all its attendant hullabaloo stampeded into Texas Thursday night. It was a historic... Read more
Published on: 2019-09-13
Source: Texas Observer
The border wall contains multitudes. It’s a monument to racism, a minor inconvenience for would-be border crossers, and a hydrological threat to floodplain communities along the Rio Grande. It’s also... Read more
Published on: 2019-09-12
Source: Texas Observer
Schumer aims to pressure Republicans from states that would lose military project funding to the border wall.... Read more
Published on: 2019-09-10
Source: Washington Post
About 1,200 people attended the El Paso Firme Music Fest on Saturday, a call to action against white supremacy through “the healing power of music.” The all-day event held at... Read more
Published on: 2019-09-08
Source: Texas Observer
This politicizes the military even more. It also has constitutional problems.... Read more
Published on: 2019-09-06
Source: Washington Post
The president insists he's building "the wall," but it's actually a much more modest system of fences and vehicle barriers, many of which are simply being replaced.... Read more
Published on: 2019-09-06
Source: Washington Post
Where the Defense Department is postponing projects to fund a border wall.... Read more
Published on: 2019-09-05
Source: Washington Post
Puerto Rico’s recovery and Russian deterrence are at the top of the list.... Read more
Published on: 2019-09-05
Source: Washington Post
By Stefanie Herweck and Scott Nicol Today the Trump Administration announced the locations of border walls that will be built using $3.6 billion raided from Department of Defense budgets, including... Read more
Published on: 2019-09-03
There is, of course, no reason for the Trump administration to waive these laws unless they intend to break them.... Read more
Published on: 2019-08-30
After a whole week dodging the matter, it took Governor Greg Abbott nearly five painfully long seconds of silent contemplation to conjure up the words “mistakes were made” in response... Read more
Published on: 2019-08-30
Source: Texas Observer