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Yes, there is a border crisis.And, yes, a big part of Democrats’ struggle in Texas is their unwillingness or inability to accept that reality and to offer support for clear enforcement … more
This is different.We’ve become so numb, so accustomed to the sliding scale of right and wrong practiced by Donald Trump that it can be hard to see where the line is anymore.But the news coming out … more
It’s a truism of American politics that public frustration with the two-party system periodically erupts into a call for another option. Usually that frustration arises from factions that … more
The nightmarish experience of an expectant mother in Texas underscores why lawmakers, in their zeal to protect the unborn at all costs, should have no business telling doctors how to do their jobs. … more
A time-honored Washington axiom holds that one should never attribute to scandal what could be explained by garden-variety incompetence. In the case of the Secret Service’s mysteriously missing … more
Ah, the rituals of a Texas summer: A run through the sprinklers. A hot grill and a cold beer. A trip to Dairy Queen. Add to that cranking up the thermostat, frantically shutting off electronics … more
The most troubling problem with the Biden administration’s new Disinformation Governance Board is how little information the government has released about it. The Department of Homeland … more
Singapore’s execution last Wednesday of a mentally disabled Malaysian man for drug smuggling sparked international protests and outrage. Executing a man who no longer threatens his government … more
The Future Tech Career Institute on South Michigan Avenue in Chicago stands accused of cheating students out of a promised education, which, unfortunately, is nothing new at for-profit … more
Many high school seniors have been opening emails over the past weeks that tell them whether they got into the colleges of their choice. Even as they do so, the criticisms of published college … more
In the game of up-the-ante that Republican-controlled states are playing in their zeal to eradicate abortion rights, Oklahoma took the lead this week. Its new law doesn’t bother with heartbeat … more
The images and verified reports of atrocities committed in Ukraine should mark the point of no return for relations with a Vladimir Putin-led Russia. As long as the bloody-handed dictator controls … more
Whatever people think of Florida’s new “Don’t say gay” law, a side debate should chill the spine of anyone who understands the dangers of abuse of government power in service … more
Eighteen states all over the physical and political map, including California, Arizona, Virginia, Michigan, Montana, Illinois, Oregon, Nevada, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York, now permit the … more
A new survey by the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation reinforces that Hispanic Texans are no longer reliably Democratic. Both parties should take heed. On some issues, survey responses … more
Just listen to the rhetorical gymnastics Republicans in the Florida Legislature have employed to defend what opponents call the “Don’t say gay” bill. We have nothing against … more
Many of us in America feel a need now to somehow confront the Russian government and its strongman leader Vladimir Putin over the unjust and illegal invasion of Ukraine. And we are gratified to … more
In the weeks before the November 2020 election and subsequent Capitol insurrection, podcasts and Facebook postings lit up with allegations of massive voting fraud and calls for violence to address … more
When Texas launched a “full forensic audit” of the 2020 general election, Gov. Greg Abbott and the office of the secretary of state wanted everybody to know about it. The secretary of … more
The omicron variant keeps surging at an eye-popping rate, but the number of Texans getting a booster shot hasn’t surged with it. We can do better, and our state and county governments need … more
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