Editorial: Timing, trust issues are reasons to vote against county bond proposal

Early voting begins Monday in the county’s $39.5 million road bond election. It’s expected to see historically low turnouts. And the election comes just a few short months after the idea of a bond package to pay for road repairs was floated. There’s no doubt we need a plan to fix our roads. But this election feels rushed, and the…

Editorial: Hypocrisy is the least effective charge to weigh against an opponent

Republicans are both delighted that leftist Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been brought down by accusations of sexual harassment, and outraged at what they see as the left’s hypocrisy. But hypocrisy is a two-edged sword. By pointing out that Democrats and many in the media seem to have covered for Weinstein for many years, Republicans

Editorial: We don't need the Clean Power Plan

President Trump is ready to make good on a promise he made to Texas - and to American consumers - in repealing the Obama administration’s misguided Clean Power Plan. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose repealing the Clean Power Plan - the Obama administration’s centerpiece regulation to fight climate change - and plans to

Editorial: Scotland bans fracking and the benefits of cleaner, inexpensive energy

Scotland is bravely rejecting cleaner air, more affordable energy and a reliable power grid. The Scottish government on Tuesday announced a ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. What does this mean for East Texas and the United States in general? We’ll simply keep building liquefied natural gas export facilities and preparing for more and

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Would you please pass the wisdom?

Several bits of sage advice have come my way lately. If you keep your eye on what is happening in our community…

14 October 2017 [11:36 PM]
Editorial: Did layoffs in steel mills lead to President Trump?

The New York Post’s Salena Zito wrote an essay that everyone still arguing about the November presidential election should read. Her title, “The day that destroyed the working class and sowed the seeds of Trump,” is of course an overstatement,…

18 September 2017 [11:18 AM]
You want the good news or the bad news?

NELSON CLYDE, Is it Just Me? The good news is the water is receding in Houston. The bad news is it is rising in Florida. And Cuba. The good news is the Texas legislature is no longer in session.…

09 September 2017 [05:29 PM]
Some real news about real news

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? With as much real news as we have been confronted with recently, one wonders how people still have an appetite for what is unreal - or fake. The problems are multifold. First…

02 September 2017 [05:34 PM]
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Editorial: Keep tax cuts simple

Economist Stephen Moore has some good advice for Congress as it responds to President Trump’s call for tax reform: Keep it simple.…

01 September 2017 [11:04 AM]
A Technicolor life for everyone

Those of you who have been with me a while may remember my old friend Bubba. He was a regular in this column for a while with a feature we called Ask Bubba. It was quite popular and some people…

26 August 2017 [06:54 PM]
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