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Beyond Our Border

TEXAS Nationally, Republicans have issued strong denials that state legislation regarding voter access is intended to benefit their party. In 2021, the Texas legislature adopted new restrictions upon voter ID that have resulted in thousands of rejections by Texas officials… Read More ›

Beyond Our Border

OKLAHOMA A line from the title song of the musical relates that “You’re doing fine, Oklahoma; Oklahoma, OK!” The Sooner State received its nickname as settlers in 1889 lined up at the border to make claims to Native American lands… Read More ›

Colonial Chocolate and Slavery

As the nation struggles with repeated assaults from waves of viruses, pressure to resume some type of normalcy increases, particularly as the holiday season approaches. At the same time, reminders of our cultural heritage persist in competing for attention. Published… Read More ›

Over Here, Over There

BELGIUM The small constitutional monarchy of Belgium is located in northwestern Europe, encompassing 11,850 square miles for its 11.5 million residents. Dutch or Flemish and French are the two main languages of its inhabitants. To Western ears, the term Belgian… Read More ›