Culture

Klineberg at 35: Houston and America’s Future

It’s become tradition at this point, something as much a part of the landscape of Houston as barbecue, the Rodeo, and the Astros. This year marks the 35th annual Houston Area Survey, the yearly inquiry into the minds and the lives of our fellow Houstonians by Rice...

What does the same-sex marriage ruling mean for other freedoms?

The historic ruling on same-sex marriage by the Supreme Court puts an end to gay marriage bans in 14 states. Four of the ten justices dissented, claiming states' rights were being violated. Is there any merit to that argument? Additionally, what does this ruling mean...

Gay Divorce in Texas?

The Texas Supreme Court has upheld the divorce of a same sex couple in Texas. The couple were married in Massachusetts in 2004 and sought a divorce in Austin. The court ruled that the State lacks standing to interfere with the divorce but the decision has no impact on...

Texas Says NO to Confederate Flag License Plates

The Sons of Confederate Veterans filed a lawsuit over the rejection of a confederate flag license plate design. The US Supreme Court ruled that Texas has a right to reject designs because a license plate is classified as government speech. Was this a fair decision?...