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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
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
HCN_20180628_OPINION_Scott columnBy SCOTT W. COLEMAN, Hill Country NewsIf you don’t see but one more movie this summer, it should be “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”The poinginant documentary … more
When I was a 19-year-old college sophomore in 1982, my father gave me advice that makes even more sense for 19-year-olds today.Despite his protestations, you see, I chose English as my major at Penn … more
Every so often, I jot down a list of the things that discourage me about our country. There’s the widespread disregard for our core values of tolerance and mutual respect, for instance. Our … more
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