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The gruesome images of slain civilians in Bucha and other liberated towns near Kyiv have been met with furious rhetoric from Western politicians. Yet there is only one way to stop Vladimir … more
Caring more about politics than about people is apparently easy, once you get the hang of it. Gov. Greg Abbott wants to bus undocumented immigrants to Washington, D.C., to display his opposition … more
On March 1, only 17.4% of registered Texans went to the polls to vote in our midterm primaries. On May 24, we will participate in an unnecessary party primary runoff election. Pandemic or not, runoff … more
We don’t know yet who will be representing us in the Capitol, what positions or committee assignments they’ll hold, what their elections will have been like, or what sort of mood they and … more
For at least a decade, American progressives have been waging war on the nation’s energy sector. They’re all in on wind and solar and are using scare tactics, tax breaks, and government … more
The final results are in, and they're incontrovertible: Ivermectin, that nostrum assiduously promoted by anti-vaccine advocates and conspiracy-mongers, is utterly useless against COVID-19. That's the … more
If you’re like most Americans, you don’t think Joe Biden is doing well as president. Inflation is out of control. His administration appears to lack any viable plan to control border … more
On or around April 5, 1994, Kurt Cobain died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, with a lethal dose of heroin in his blood. The biggest rock star in the world was gone at the age of … more
Three years ago, Texas lawmakers were trying to honor a promise to cut property taxes and raise the state’s share of the cost of public education. They did it — and they didn’t. … more
According to, there are nearly 5 million young people participating in gymnastics in the United States, and although only a handful ever make it to Olympic competition, their parents … more
Texas voters don’t like the way things are going in the U.S. and most don’t think their kids will have it better than they do, according to a Texas Lyceum poll framed around voters’ … more
There has always been a segment of Americans harboring rabid levels of hostility and hatred toward non-White Christians. These men and women were largely forced to discuss and reaffirm their racist … more
In the post-pandemic world the United States is struggling to bring forth, how many people are we willing to let die of COVID-19 each year? Yep, let’s go there. Should … more
Recently, a friend showed me a sobering graphic depicting the gender disparity in suicide rates between men and women. While females tend to attempt suicide more often than men (and experience … more
This is the first time members of Generation Z are seeing what war really looks like. They are the demographic cohort ranging in age from 10 to 25. Thanks to social media and the 24-hour news cycle, … more
Americans paying more at the grocery store and gas pump are told that supply-chain issues related to the coronavirus pandemic and the Russian war against Ukraine are fully to blame. But, in truth, … more
Texas got some breathing room when the federal government decided last week to continue sending Medicaid money for health care for some of the state’s residents without private … more
As predicted, Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing were pretty boring. Almost yawn-worthy. She’s a fairly boring person to being with, which I suppose is a good thing since we … more
Rural Texas can be a very dangerous place to be badly injured or really sick. From 2010-20, 26 hospitals in 22 Texas communities in rural Texas closed, according to the Texas Organization of Rural … more
A nasty weather system swept across Texas this week, dropping tornadoes, hail, wind and rain in the central and southeast parts of the state before moving east to wreak more damage in … more
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