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Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Families Take Their Young Kids to R-Rated Movies?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Families Take Their Young Kids to R-Rated Movies?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Readers: The Mexican just got married to a chica caliente , so he’s taken her on a honeymoon to the motherland so she can learn the proper art of tortilla-making. In the meanwhile, I offer this “best of” edition, because I plan to do all of my work this week en la cama —ZING!

Dear Mexican: The last ...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Plant Some Elephant Food!

The Potted Desert Garden: Plant Some Elephant Food!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

Elephant’s food, or Portulacaria afra , is a wonderful plant for desert gardens. Best planted in a pot that gets afternoon shade during our hot months, Elephant’s food is a pleasure to grow.

They’re easy-care, low-water and interesting to shape. I have even seen some plants that are nurtured into small...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 14, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 14, 2014!

Thursday, August 14, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's politically active Independent comics page: Red Meat takes some swimming lessons; This Modern World discusses the fact that we tortured some folks; Jen Sorenson wonders why the GOP blocked emergency funding for wildfire fighting; and The K Chronicles looks at a violent show featuring th...

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Know Your Neighbors: Can Women Make the Difference Regarding Guns in America?

Know Your Neighbors: Can Women Make the Difference Regarding Guns in America?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014  |  Anita Rufus

A 55-year-old Michigan man recently shot through a locked screen door at a 19-year-old woman, who was pounding on his door in the middle of the night, apparently drunk. He was found guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter, because his life was in no way being imminently threatened, and he had...

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Ask a Mexican: My Mexican Son-in-Law Was Barred From Entering the Country Because He Was Honest

Ask a Mexican: My Mexican Son-in-Law Was Barred From Entering the Country Because He Was Honest

Wednesday, August 13, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I’m not Mexican, but my son-in-law is. He is intelligent, bright, enthusiastic and pleasant to spend time with. He came here, illegally, at the age of 18 with his aunts. He and my daughter are married, have a 3 1/2-year-old son, and have gone through the entire process of filing papers...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Meet the Moroccan Mound

The Potted Desert Garden: Meet the Moroccan Mound

Tuesday, August 12, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

I hear the word “Morocco,” and I think exotic. I see bright colors and handmade earthenware pots. I see the tropics, and I see the desert.

Therefore, it’s no surprise that one of my favorite desert succulents—one which can take the full sun—is native to Morocco.

The Moroccan mound ( Euphorbia resinifer...

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