Walter Williams: Confederate generals weren't traitors

My “Rewriting American History” column of a fortnight ago, about the dismantling of Confederate monuments, generated considerable mail. Some argued there should not be statues honoring traitors such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, who fought against the Union. Victors of wars get to write the history, and the history…

Editorial: Oil price stability shows it's truly a world market now

Something strange is happening with the price of oil, even as instability increases in the Middle East. That something is… well, nothing. Instead of oil prices spiking on news reports of missile strikes and terrorism, oil prices are remaining level and even dipping a bit. This is important, particularly for Texas, the top energy producing state

Editorial: New study shows fracking has minimal environmental effects

An important report was issued last week by Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, the state’s premier scientific body, about hydraulic fracturing. And it’s a very positive report, showing that fracking can be done safely and cleanly, to produce the energy that drives our economy - indeed, our whole way of life. But you

Editorial: Texas economy is on the upswing, and lawmaker must support that with good legislation

Texas has turned a corner, economists say. That’s good news, but it’s no excuse for Texas lawmakers, who head into a special session next month, to be any less diligent on passing pro-business legislation and enacting regulatory reform. The state’s economic health was diagnosed last week in a Standard & Poor’s credit rating. “Texas’

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24 June 2017 [03:38 PM]
Keep the cards and letters coming

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17 June 2017 [02:27 PM]
Editorial: Air conditioning saves lives

It has become a reliable summer tradition - folks in comfortable northern climes explaining to Texans and other southerners how we should…

12 June 2017 [12:06 PM]
Editorial: Food stamps reform makes sense

As usual, Republicans are being portrayed as heartless plutocrats, and cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - food stamps program -…

07 June 2017 [01:28 PM]
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