Editorial: The complex reasons our workforce participation rate is low

This is a classic case of misdiagnosis. A lot of Americans aren’t working, but the problem isn’t the lack of jobs. There are deeper issues at work here. But that’s not how the Center for American Progress sees it. “At its Ideas Conference this week, (the Center) embraced one idea that has been kicking around the left for a long time:…

Editorial: Where is the reasoned discourse on policy topics?

If the late 20th Century was the Information Age, could we be in a Post-Knowledge Era? That’s certainly the feeling conveyed by some of the public policy discussions taking place now. For example, here’s Caroline Apovian, a professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, speaking about a proposed soda tax in the state of Massachusetts.

Guest Commentary: Texas will lead the way in energy production

Texas is on the verge of a new energy revolution. The potential for job creation, economic prosperity and investment in our energy sector is almost limitless. There were 15 oil fields and 8 gas fields discovered in Texas in 2016, including the largest oil and gas deposit in U.S. history - 20 billion barrels of oil and 16 trillion cubic feet of

Editorial: Uniform, state-wide rules for ride-booking apps make sense

We commend the Texas Legislature for its passage of ride-booking reform - new, uniform rules for apps like Uber and Lyft that apply everywhere in the state. This is good for Texans, it’s good for business, and it’s good for the drivers who can now supplement their income at times most convenient for them. It’s also a win for public safety,

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Tyler Chamber Radio for the week of May 15

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce internet radio business show, Henry Bell promotes the upcoming “Work Well Live Well” conference…

15 May 2017 [01:15 PM]
Editorial: We need a renewal of civility in political discourse

In these deeply uncivil times, there’s some light on the horizon. Two young college students have published an essay in the New York Times that shows what political civility should look like. The young men, Trevor Starnes and Chris Ross,…

10 May 2017 [01:31 PM]
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