Columns/Opinions

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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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

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