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What real tax reform could look like

No matter our politics, most Americans have a beef with taxes. And it’s no wonder. more

Banks defend their right to be dishonest

“Greed is good,” proclaimed Gordon Gekko, lead character in a 1987 film lampooning the low ethics of the high finance barons of Wall Street.You might think that, surely, this Hollywood portrayal … more

The Alternate States of America

We, in America, have been living in alternate states of reality for quite some time. They are neither red or blue. They are states of consciousness and perception.New borders and boundaries have been … more

Trump's War on the Press Won't End Well

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

LETTER: The needy are often stubborn and slothful

To the editor:In Chuck Robison’s “Little White Lies We Tell Ourselves,” the quote by Stephen Colbert he used in his article that “...we are to love the poor and serve the needy without … more

Kavanaugh's Audition to Join Oracles at Delphi

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

Paying it Forward

Recently, I wrote a column on the late Don Roberts. I received more positive feedback from that column than anything I’ve ever written. Coach Roberts talked the talk and, more importantly, walked the walk. more

Letter to the editor - 10/5/17

During the past two years scores of letters and many editorials and commentaries about the Confederate soldier statue on the Williamson County courthouse square have been published in local … more

Christians and Halloween

Yes, there is a Christian connection to Halloween. October 31 is called “All Hallows Eve.” The next day, Nov. 1 is always All Saints Day. Most historians say the origins of Halloween can … more

Halloween may be fun, but it’s not Christian

Halloween is not a Christian holiday. It can be a controversial subject amongst Christian circles. Controversy usually surrounds the symbols, historical inception, various activities to include … more

Celebrating All Saint’s Day

Like most any kid growing up in America, I went trick-or-treating. In my day, more than likely, my costume was homemade and my candy container was a pillow case.  We didn’t really … more

Praying for the dead

In Holy Orthodoxy we don’t do Halloween. That’s not because we find the whole idea offensive—more about that below—it’s just because we use a different calendar. You … more

Attention candidates: visionaries needed for mayor

It’s the end of an era. Last week, both Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell and Leander Mayor Chris Fielder announced they will not be seeking reelection this May.

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The ‘why’ behind bad grades

The end of the school year has a tendency to bring crises to my attention.I’m a graduate teaching assistant, which means I have more face-to-face contact with the students than the professor I work … more

LETTER: Glad President Trump Calls the Media Out

Dear Editor,I read Mr. Golden's editorial ("Trump's war on the press won't end well). Here are my thoughts on the matter. The American media has, and has had for many decades, two major … more

Broader consequences of pulling put of Iran deal

President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly called 'the Iran Deal,' has gained us nothing, and could potentially cost us much more … more

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