Columns/Opinions

Thu
18
Feb

Obama’s wishful budget can’t be taken seriously

When President Obama submitted his proposed budget one year ago, he claimed that he wanted to do away with the “mindless austerity” of the sequestration, which had provided some measure of limitation on government spending. Then in December, 

 

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Thu
11
Feb

More companies flee government greed

Maybe they're looking for leprechauns. More U.S. corporations are moving their headquarters overseas, in particular, to Ireland. The latest to depart is car parts supplier Johnson Controls, a global company whose Johnson Controls Cypress office in Orange County offers services including fire security and energy efficiency solutions. Reported the New York Times, "Johnson Controls said Monday it was renouncing its United States corporate citizenship by selling itself to Tyco International, based in Ireland, a deal struck in large part to reduce its tax bill, which it said should drop by about $150 million annually."

Thu
11
Feb

Governor, congressman seek details on border security cuts

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, DMcAllen, are asking U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for detailed information regarding border security cuts. Of particular interest to Abbott and Cuellar is the federal agency’s decision to cut resources for aerial-based border security support in a program known as Operation Phalanx.

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Thu
04
Feb

Americans are feeling charitable

Thu
04
Feb

TxDOT awaits go-ahead signal for gridlock-reducing projects

By Ed Sterling
 
Thu
28
Jan

Life is short in the long run

For a decade or so, Glenn Frey was the sweet and sunny sound of a generation. He was a member of the Eagles, the band he led with drummer Don Henley. Each brought different gifts to the recording sessions, but Frey was the one who seemed to best represent the joy-seeking sense of the 1970s. “Take it Easy” wouldn’t have become the summertime anthem it was without the ebullient engine of Frey’s voice.

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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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