Columns/Opinions

Thu
10
Dec

Abilene welcomes home hero of 1956 Olympics

By Bartee Haile
 
Thu
10
Dec

Paxton amends approach to resettlement of refugees

By Ed Sterling
 
Thu
10
Dec

President Obama’s assault on open government

The Obama administration is obsessed with secrecy — it is arguably the most secretive presidency since Richard Nixon scowled through the halls of power.
Thu
03
Dec

15 disaster-stricken counties to receive federal aid

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — President Barack Obama on Nov. 25 ordered federal disaster aid to supplement Texas state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straightline winds and flooding during the period of Oct. 22-31. 

 

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Thu
03
Dec

U.S. debt situation worse than advertised

It has been about one month since congressional Republicans caved in on the national debt limit and approved a two-year budget, which conveniently suspended the debt limit until March 2017, just after the 2016 elections -- and the spending floodgates have already opened up. In just those few weeks, spending has surged by nearly $600 billion, raising the official national debt to more than $18.7 trillion. 

 

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Wed
25
Nov

Governor communicates stance on refugees to White House

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Nov. 16 wrote a letter to the White House, informing President Obama “the State of Texas will not accept any refugees from Syria in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Paris.”
 
Wed
25
Nov

Policing should not be done for profit

Civil asset forfeiture is a law enforcement tool intended to recover the “ill-gotten gains” of illegal activity, such as Ponzi scheme proceeds. Too often, however, it is used against citizens who are not even accused of, much less convicted of, a crime.
Thu
19
Nov

5th Circuit rules immigration policy unconstitutional

By Ed Sterling
 
Thu
19
Nov

GOP candidates agree on need to lower taxes

The third Republican presidential debate was more placid than the first two, even as candidates traded numerous barbs.
Thu
12
Nov

Governor conditions issuance of state grants on compliance with ICE

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas sheriffs won’t receive grant funds from his Criminal Justice Division unless they comply with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement notification and detention requests. 

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