The ongoing saga of Nikki Araguz—the transgender widow of a deceased firefighter, who's still fighting a legal battle for survivor's benefits—had its most recent appeal hearing this month. Until it's resolved, there will be a lot more questions than answers.
Articles by Dan Solomon
Sep 23, 2013 — By Dan Solomon
According to the Guardian, masturbation can get you two years in Texas, but you can buy your way out of jail time through a policy intended to ease overcrowding. Is there anything about our criminal justice system they wouldn't believe?
Sep 22, 2013 — By Dan Solomon
The popular mythology of Texas around the world does include some less-than-flattering stereotypes. Some of these perceptions have at least a basis in reality; when Lewis Black took to the streets of New York for a Daily Show called “Fuck You, Texas,” he did so in response to ads run…
Sep 19, 2013 — By Dan Solomon
There will likely be more cases of Whooping Cough in Texas this year than there were in the entire United States in 1976.
Sep 18, 2013 — By Dan Solomon
Like any political battle in Texas, the ongoing fight over the evolution in the state's science classes features colorful characters worth getting to know.
Sep 17, 2013 — By Dan Solomon
Senator Cruz answered supporter questions on Twitter to celebrate Constitution Day. Spoiler: He doesn't like Obamacare.
Sep 16, 2013 — By Dan Solomon
Only in Texas is there a law to prevent hobbyists from strapping digital cameras to RC helicopters that also allows law enforcement to watch citizens without a warrant.