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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has a history of interpreting the law in a way that serves the interests of the powerful over equality and justice.Having grown up in the segregated South, I’m … more
The stories of chaos, craziness and betrayal going on inside the Trump White House are nothing to worry much about.White House staffers attempting to influence, question or thwart a president's ideas … more
If you find yourself traveling this summer, take a closer look at America’s deteriorating infrastructure — our crumbling roads, sidewalks, public parks, and train and bus stations.Government … more
It’s quite simple, really.We Texans have a right to know how our taxpayer dollars are spent.It’s our money. We, the people, choose our government. Our elected public officials represent us. They … more
Along with his many other daily Tweet targets, President Trump can't stop beating up on Jeff Sessions for being a lousy attorney general.When it comes to Sessions, the president leaves no petty … more
"Things are seldom what they seem," the playful lyric in Gilbert & Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore," could well be an anthem for the Trump White House. Last Tuesday night the president crooned … more
Younger generations buying fewer homes than prior generations is not good for America. A recent Urban Institute study found home ownership among millennials, ages 25 to 34, is about 8 percent … more
What's the mainstream liberal media's most overblown Trump crisis of the week?First, it was the president's tweet calling former staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog" for betraying him and his … more
The Claremont Institute and the James Wilson Institute recently co-hosted a panel discussing "The Kavanaugh Hearing: A Battle of Two Constitutions." Don't let the title confuse you. The Senate … more
In baseball lingo, the high, inside fastball is known as the brushback, a tactic to inform the batter that he'd better be cautious about digging in.The higher and tighter inside fastball is call … more
"90% of media coverage of my Administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving."No need to check the math in President Trump's recent tweet. For argument's sake … more
Every time Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg opens his mouth he somehow manages to stick his foot in it. It's not so much what he says that is harmful to both himself and his company, it's how he says … more
Back in 1883, Teddy Roosevelt wrote an essay on what it takes to be a true American citizen. He did not mince words. “The people who say that they have not time to attend to politics are simply … more
Question 1: "Do you believe that the media purposely tries to divide Republicans in order to help elect Democrats?"Question 2: When did you stop beating your wife? The first question is one of … more
When government "nudges" people into new behaviors, resistance is often ugly.Eric Garner died because a Democratic governor sent the message down the line that New York was losing a billion dollars … more
If you're getting ready for summer vacation, here's a handy checklist of things you won't need. A map. Remember those? I'm referring to the kind you got for free at the gas station. When spread … more
Exactly 100 years ago last week, in World War I England, a baseball game like no other before or since was played.On July 4, 1918, before an enthusiastic crowd that included King George V, Queen Mary … more
If you stay in the news business long enough, you're inevitably going to run into a reader who has a grievance — sometimes legitimate, sometimes not — against their hometown newspaper.Sometimes … more
For decades, Democratic and Republican White Houses have winked at border and interior immigration enforcement, tolerated catch and release, abided sanctuary cities, ignored visa overstays, looked … more
The dictionary definition of Liberty is: “the power or scope to act as one pleases,” and as Independence Day reminds us, we love to celebrate our liberty. But somehow in my lifetime, we have … more
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