How data is being misrepresented to mislead and manipulate pro-life voters

As I outlined in Part I of this post:

Focus on the Family has so manipulated the study results they report to uphold their biased views on abortion that they have entirely overstepped ethical and moral boundaries, which is…


How data is being misrepresented to mislead and manipulate pro-life voters

After the Supreme Court allowed Texas’s most recent abortion laws to stand last week, there have been many conversations about the dangerous precedence it sets for anti-abortion legislation.

Unsurprisingly, though, it has also spurred a renewed debate over the…


Image of Open Carry Texas protester via The Dallas Morning News. Image of a 6-week embryo from Dr. Jen Gunter’s “Dear Press, stop calling them “heartbeat” bills and call them “fetal pole cardiac activity” bills”

The last couple of weeks have been eventful for the United States and for Texas in particular.

Yesterday the 6–3 conservative majority Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Texas law that amounts to a total abortion ban (without exceptions for cases of rape or incest) as I wrote about…


This post has been a long time in the making.

I’ve written parts of it in my head. I’ve tried — and failed — several times already to put my thoughts and feelings into words, but nothing has seemed adequate.

Recently, though, I’ve seen a couple of Facebook posts that…


Racism in the Formation of Our Modern Political Parties

Image of Lincoln by Alexander Gardner, Courtesy U.S. Library of Congress (2013649738); Donald Trump portrait for Esquire, 2015. Photograph: Nigel Parry / CPi Syndication

(Part II, Bush Sr.- Trump & Beyond, will be published separately for the sake of brevity.)

Aside from the claim that the Confederate flag is not inherently racist, many also erroneously argue that it was Democrats, not Republicans, who established the…


And how this legislation reaches far beyond women who have abortions

Texas’s Governor Greg Abbott just signed Senate Bill 8, the “Texas Heartbeat Act”, into law. It amounts to a full abortion ban for the state unless the woman’s life is at risk and does not include exceptions for rape…


What the Confederacy Actually Represents Today

Several weeks ago, there was a story on a local news station about the removal of a statue of a Confederate soldier from an area park.

Unsurprisingly, the usual argument commenced.

On one side, people argued that the statue represents history and that removing…


The short answer is that they do — but not unconditionally.

Over the last month, many have complained about the employment situation in the Texas Panhandle. Employers are having trouble finding employees to fill jobs, especially in the restaurant industry.

“No one wants to work since they got their stimulus…


As a writer, perspective is everything.

It’s been a while since I’ve written in the first person-the events of the last few months have been better suited for the third, especially given how overwhelming the facts themselves have been.

Today, though, I felt compelled to return to my specific perspective…


Trump supporters storm the US Capitol, clashing with security, on January 6, 2021 (Roberto Schmidt / AFP via Getty Images)
Trump supporters storm the US Capitol, clashing with security, on January 6, 2021 (Roberto Schmidt / AFP via Getty Images)

Last Wednesday, January 6th, there was an assault on our democracy unlike any witnessed in modern history. I was watching the electoral college vote count in Congress on C-SPAN while eating lunch with my husband and four-year-old. Senator James Lankford (R-OK) was voicing his objection to the electoral college votes…

Ashley Peters, Writer

Politics, social justice issues, religion.

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