Sandra Bland and our vulnerable black bodies

Roxane Gay: Sandra Bland, 28, was pulled over earlier this month in Waller County, Texas, by a state trooper, Brian T. Encinia. She was pulled over for a routine traffic stop. She shouldn’t have been pulled over, but she was driving while black, and the reality is that black women and men are pulled over every day for this infraction.


Planned Parenthood video forces us to examine what we choose

Abortion rights advocates see Planned Parenthood videos as misleading efforts by anti-abortion activists to cherry-pick conversations

Abortion opponents see them as proof the nation’s largest abortion provider illegally sells human organs for profit

Videos useful because they help us evaluate whose concerns are paramount: those of abortion patients, or Planned Parenthood, or brokers of fetal tissue

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David Work: How about ‘bullet control’?

The shootings in Lafayette, La., are one more example of deaths due to gun violence in the United States. The public is told that nothing can be done about these because of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that refers to the “right to bear arms” that gun enthusiasts claim is virtually sacred.

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