Monthly Archives: June 2011

Rape in a Small Texas Town: Football, Family, and Politics

“Let’s just say, I don’t know a little girl who didn’t lie to her daddy.” Continue reading

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The Magic of New Orleans: Saturday Night on Frenchmen

This is the second post in a mult-part series on New Orleans. Part I: The Magic of New Orleans: Bon Jovi and Cats No place is more entertaining on a Saturday night than the three block stretch of Frenchmen Street that boasts … Continue reading

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The Magic of New Orleans: Bon Jovi and Cats

New Orleans is an amazing city.  I had avoided the city before Katrina, despite several road trips that took me through the South.  Given my Christian upbringing, I thought of the Crescent City as a sinful place to be avoided, an aversion that … Continue reading

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A Cheerleader’s Rape in a Small Texas Town: Part II

I traveled to Silsbee, Texas five times in the past six months, with conservative blogger Brandon Darby, to investigate why, despite the volume of evidence, a grand jury did not indict two football players accused of raping a high school … Continue reading

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A Cheerleader’s Rape in a Small Texas Town: Part I

Caroline Heldman has been covering the rape of teenaged Hillaire S.–a cheerleader in Silsbee, Tx.–for the Ms. Blog since October (see here and here). Her latest report reveals shocking new details of the attack and of the response to the … Continue reading

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FEMA Adding Insult to Injury with Katrina Victims

FEMA made mistakes in doling out cash to some Katrina victims, and now the agency is trying to get this money back nearly six years after the storm. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/01/fema-to-demand-that-hurri_n_869584.html

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