Columns/Opinions

Thu
28
Jan

Governor meets with Prime Minister Netanyahu

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 18 met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a business development tour in Israel. Abbott said in a news release that the meeting was “to discuss Texas and Israel’s historic bond” and how he can further solidify their relationship.

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Thu
21
Jan

Democrats prescribe Obamacare on steroids

Sunday’s fourth Democratic presidential debate, from Charleston, S.C., gave voters a surprisingly clear look at what the candidates are itching to do in the White House. With Sen. Bernie Sanders surprisingly ahead of Hillary Clinton for both the Feb.
Thu
21
Jan

Paxton files brief supporting religious non-profits

By Ed Sterling
 
Thu
14
Jan

Poll finds government is our biggest problem

For the second year in a row, government was the largest problem facing the nation, according to Gallup polls. Based on Gallup's monthly polls of the most important issues facing the U.S., an average of 16 percent identified government as the top problem, followed by the economy with 13 percent and a tie between unemployment and immigration with 8 percent. It was highest immigration had ranked since 2007 (also third, with 9 percent).

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Thu
14
Jan

Governor proposes slate of amendments to U.S. Constitution

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 8 unveiled his “Texas Plan,” a document promoting the passage of nine constitutional amendments “to rein in the federal government and restore the balance of power between the States and the United States,” he said. The amendments Abbott is proposing include: - Prohibit Congress from regulating activity that occurs wholly within one State.

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Thu
07
Jan

Texas sues EPA over new ozone standards

By Ed Sterling
 
Thu
07
Jan

The capture of Ramadi from the Islamic State

Wed
30
Dec

Pancho Villa played himself in American-made movie

By Bartee Haile
 
Wed
30
Dec

New ‘open carry’ legislation takes effect on Jan. 1

By Ed Sterling

Wed
23
Dec

Governor takes action to stem illegal border crossings

AUSTIN — Quoting U.S. Border Patrol data regarding illegal border crossings, Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 15 said the number of apprehensions through October and November "are on average two to three times higher than last year.” Abbott added that in the Big Bend sector, unaccompanied minor arrivals for that period has increased almost tenfold. In the Rio Grande sector, it doubled from 3,219 to 6,465.

 

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