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It’s 6:30 a.m., and my wife already has the news silently scrolling in the dark. “Colorado Springs,” she says. My bleary eyes focus on the carnage — again. It’s been six years since she … more
Is the glass half empty or half full? In my experience it’s always been half full — and that’s one of many things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving. We lost my father … more
Please pardon me, but I am always overcome by mawkish sentimentality at this time of year.I cannot contain my gratitude. I am thankful for a paycheck and sunsets and modern plumbing and mobility and … more
I’m proud of my son Gideon for doing his civic duty and casting a vote for the first time.(This comes mere months after he did his civic duty and signed up for Selective Service. And, would you … more
The media frequently justify their election coverage with claims that a vital democracy needs a well-informed public. Unfortunately, their coverage often repeats long-standing myths about politics … more
Last December, Richard Molina was ousted as mayor of Edinburg, Texas.Why should you care? Because what happened to Molina in Edinburg could be coming to a town near you. Our cautionary tale begins … more
Perhaps it’s partly because my mother owns a huge antique desk from Milky Way Farm (the former estate of Franklin C. Mars, founder of Mars Candies), but I pay keen attention to the annual flurry of … more
Since the Reagan era of the 1980s, we have heard arguments from various quarters lamenting the supposed “fact” that studying liberal arts or the humanities in general was a colossal waste of … more
As many have noted, President Joe Biden has been a gaffe machine his whole life. Like others afflicted with chronic garrulity, Biden often overstates, misstates and exaggerates. Sometimes he’s just … more
The Nov. 8 ballot is long, but please remember the items at the very bottom are probably more important in your daily life and community than the federal and statewide races at the top.In addition to … more
Step away from Twitter. Stop doom-scrolling. Yes, I know, American democracy is under assault. Russian President Vladimir Putin is muttering dark warnings about nuclear weapons in the face of … more
My journey to becoming an online presence is nothing short of accidental. After getting fired from my job at a well-known sports conglomerate, I felt more lost than ever. That’s when TikTok came … more
There was a period in the late ‘60s when the Beach Boys, desperate for a hipper identity, reportedly considered shortening their name to “Beach.”Of course, the Backstreet Boys may perform into … more
Across the state, Texans are keeping a closer eye on their government. They’re asking questions and demanding information. There’s a renewed awareness of our transparency laws.Times of trouble … more
Witnessing the faces of little Black girls across the nation light up with glee as they saw previews of actress Halle Bailey from the live action version “The Little Mermaid,” was both … more
This year, the U.S. military is behind recruiting goals by 23%, with the Army alone estimating it will miss goals by nearly 40,000 personnel over the next two years. Now, with the Supreme Court’s … more
The long march of religious liberty exemptions is gaining speed. The people who brought you contraceptive care exemptions and COVID rule and vaccine exemptions have now moved on to insurance for … more
The Inflation Reduction Act is now law. In the long run, the law is expected to have beneficial effects on deficit reduction as per the Congressional Budget Office. Through extensions of Affordable … more
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