The Deep North

One of my hesitations about moving to Texas (in addition to the weather) was that I wasn’t crazy about living in a state of the old Confederacy.  Although the Civil War was a long time ago the stench of treason in defense of slavery still lingers in places like Texas.  Also living in Texas has […]

The Great Shame of Texas and the United States

This week in my American Politics class we are covering Civil Liberties, which means we cover the 8th Amendment, and that means that we talk about the death penalty.  Every semester I update these charts with the fresh new executions that have been carried out, and I think about something I heard at an ISA […]