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Identity Politics and Class Warfare Define Julian Castro 2020 Campaign

Perhaps it was fitting that in the moments that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam first came under fire late last week for a yearbook photograph portraying two men in racially insensitive manners–one in blackface, the other donning Ku Klux Klan robes–former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro was the first 2020 Democrat hopeful to call on Northam to resign.

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Funeral Home Contractor in Missing Body Lawsuit Displayed ‘Homicidal Necrophile’ Facebook Cover, Say Attorneys

A funeral home in Texas is being sued by parents who say the business lost their 25-year-old daughter’s body. Lawyers questioned business owners about a subcontractor whose Facebook “profile picture shows two men singing, with a cover photo of a dark figure eating a severed limb, surrounded by headstones with the names of bandmates above the words ‘homicidal necrophile’.”

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Texas Home Values Soar in 2017 National Study

A year-end study by Zillow, the real estate website, revealed that U.S. home values soared in 2017 reaching a record $31.8 trillion. Its list of the nation’s 35 largest markets included four Texas metropolitan areas that made impressive gains, notably Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston.

FILE - This Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, file photo shows an existing home for sale in Roswell, Ga. On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in March. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)