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Balance is key to your relationship with money

How to Get Involved

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

Trump's 27 Loaded Questions

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

Those annoying sounds of silence

It was in the 60s when Simon and Garfunkel recorded their famous song, “The Sounds of Silence.” more

Why I joined an 8 hour sit-in at Gov. Abbott’s office and was arrested

On Sept. 5, 2017, President Trump ordered an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) threatening the freedom of 124,000 young adults in Texas and 800,000 nationwide. This is one of … more

Don Roberts is Dining with God

By any definition, Don Roberts lived a successful life. He loved God. He loved his family, friends, and former students. more

Facebook's Off the Mark Zuckerberg

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

Newsprint Tariffs Threaten Your Paper … and You

Do you rely on your local newspaper to keep up with how your tax dollars are being spent? If so, tell your congressman you don’t want a tariff to put the paper out of business.A new study shows … more

Canadian Newsprint is Not the Enemy — Tariffs Are

Every day at the News Media Alliance headquarters, a stack of newspapers arrives for myself and the staff. But with the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission currently … more

Why Home Ownership Pressure Is Good

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

Thank you, Mrs. Bush

My brother Matt died of AIDS 26 years ago today, passing away in his bed in my parents' home in Houston.It was a benighted time for people with AIDS. There were no antiretrovirals then. There was … more

Dissent is essential to our democracy

In two actions this year, Cedar Park has taken steps that appear to be aimed at protecting the city’s interests. However, through the lens of government transparency and First Amendment rights to … more

Truth Will Out

"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
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