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State representatives, advocates and leaders of faith-based organizations in Texas gathered on the capitol steps for a human trafficking awareness and prevention rally. […] Read More

I’ve considered myself a political moderate ever since I voted in my first election in November 1976. Now, I acknowledge that I usually vote for one party’s candidates because that party’s perspectives and policies for the most part align better with mine than those of the other party. But I’ve always wanted the elected representatives […] Read More

Bipartisan prison reform legislation set forth late last week offers light to pierce the darkness of political partisanship and gridlock. The proposed bill was set forth by Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and assistant Democratic leader Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), who have been joined by John Cornyn (R-Texas), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), Mike Lee […] Read More

The midterm elections saw a significant shift with Republicans gaining control of Congress. Robert Parham,’s executive editor, urged a significant shift in rhetoric to follow, recalling the biblical proverb: “A kind word turns away anger.” Sadly, though not surprisingly, this sage advice has not been heeded so far, leaving hopes dim for increased bipartisanship […] Read More

Prison reform has captured headlines, triggered partly by the death of Watergate figure Chuck Colson, who founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, but mostly by legislative actions at the state level. Social justice advocates and fiscal conservatives are agreeing that the rates of recidivism are too high and the fiscal demands are breaking budgets. The system isn’t […] Read More