Texas superintendent is sorry his racist comment about black quarterbacks was made publicly

On Sunday afternoon, after a frustrating Houston Texans loss to the Tennessee Titans, school superintendent Lynn Redden laid bare his racism in the comments of the Houston Chronicle’s Facebook page. “That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I’ve seen in the NFL,” Redden…

Do “Honor Codes” Improve or Imperil Societies?

–Tamler Sommers, Professor of Philosphy at the University of Houston and co-host of the podcast Very Bad Wizards joins David to discuss his book “Why Honor Matters” -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj -Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930 -Donate via…

A new holding place for hundreds of immigrant children: A vacant warehouse in Houston

Soon, the warehouse on the corner of Emancipation Avenue in downtown Houston will hold thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children. Right now the space is vacant, although as the Houston Chronicle reports, it once held women and families who found themselves displaced or homeless in the…

Former Houston Texans cheerleaders sue team over low pay and harassment

Five former Houston Texans cheerleaders are suing the NFL team, claiming they weren’t paid for many hours of work and were subjected to intimidation and harassment on the job. “We were harassed, bullied, and body shamed for $7.25 an hour,” former cheerleader Ainsley Parish said…

Texas chemical plant failed to take necessary precautions despite warnings, investigators find

After reviewing the handling of a crisis at a chemical plant near Houston last August, federal investigators determined the chemical industry needs to work much harder at preparing for severe weather events, especially in areas prone to extreme flooding from tropical storms and hurricanes. A…

Houston police chief says it’s time to vote out those blocking gun restrictions

Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo warned Sunday that “inaction of elected officials” against gun violence means there will be more school shootings like the one that killed nine students and a teacher last week in Santa Fe, Texas. Two days after his Facebook post that…

YouTube Is Pulling Marijüana-Focused Channels

A few weeks ago, Sam Houston, a California cannabis aficionado, was checking out some of his favorite YouTube channels when he noticed a trend. One by one, accounts such as those run by users “Vader OG” and the horticulturalist known as Jorge Cervantes were being…

NFL owner says his only regret about comparing players to ‘inmates’ is apologizing for it

Last year, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair caused quite a stir when ESPN reported that in a mid-season meeting with other NFL owners about on-field protests during the national anthem, McNair told his colleagues, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.” In response, most Texans players…