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Meet "socialist," the hardest-working word in politics in 2019. The single word has helped upstart Democrats attract young and social-curious potential voters, given the paddles of life to … more
Donald Trump did something that seems impossible: He made Jeff Sessions into a sympathetic figure. The firing of Sessions as attorney general on the day after the election made me realize how … more
By shutting down the government, Donald Trump unintentionally gave Democrats the biggest gift possible: Unity. Stunningly, it is a repeat of the exact mistake he made by choosing Obamacare … more
Three in four Americans over 65 live with multiple chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma, and the cost of providing their care is rapidly increasing. Beginning in … more
It’s common for those of us in the news business to hear people confuse the terms “article,” story” and “column.” Despite all appearing in the paper, a “column” is not related to the … more
If seats in the U.S. House of Representatives were allotted by statewide vote totals, Democrats would have 24 more members than the 235 they actually sent to Washington in the 2018 midterm elections. … more
Friday morning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to traditional media to make the case why we should all rally around his social media giant.The carefully written article leaves aside the reasons … more
That phrase, often associated with former House Speaker Tip O’Neill, is worth remembering. While statewide and congressional races are certainly meaningful, local elections have a more … more
The Pew Research Center quiz was harder than I expected.Ah, yes, you speak of the recently released survey in which Pew quizzed 5,035 adult Americans to determine their ability to distinguish between … more
The headline of Mark Zuckerberg's 3,200-word blog post Wednesday — "A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking" — might lead you to believe that the Facebook chief executive had decided … more
We Texans are fiercely independent and like to make our views known. On that, surely, we can agree.Using our First Amendment right to speak out goes hand in hand with access to public information … more
A chat window opened on my computer screen. A Facebook "friend" I didn't know began communicating with me."Happy birthday, Tom!" wrote the woman."Who told you it was my birthday?" I wrote back."You … more
Television's most elegant and articulate anchor, who shepherds what is arguably the nation's most informative nightly news program, continues to toil in relative obscurity. It's not that … more
“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
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
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
Despite pushback from public health organizations, responsible journalists and a growing number of elected leaders, the dangerous and unscientific anti-vaccination movement shows no sign of going … more
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