Thursday's debates should inform voters

In two days, Fox News will host the first debates of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. Voters should be looking for two things out of the event: light and heat. The debates should enlighten voters to the actual plans and positions of GOP candidates, and they should put candidates in the hot seat, to give voters a glimpse of how they’ll…

De Tocqueville saw a promising nation

It would be a shame to allow Alexis de Tocqueville’s birthday — his 210th — to pass unremarked. The perceptive Frenchman, born on July 29, 1805, made a tour of our country in 1831 and penned his classic, “Democracy in America.” He clearly loved the new nation and its government based on ideas, not power. But he just as clearly saw the

Religious liberties must be protected

A recent Texas Supreme Court ruling had it mostly right; the city of Houston failed to respond properly to citizens opposing the overreach of the city’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) — they collected enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot, but the city denied their petition. The court backed their petition, but it didn’t go far

Special Olympics show us what the disabled can really do

Good news. The R-word — for retarded — is being relegated to the trashcan. A new national poll shows that nearly 9 in 10 people consider “retard” as a boorish, cruel word that simply should not be used. The medical establishment agrees.

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De Tocqueville saw a promising nation

It would be a shame to allow Alexis de Tocqueville’s birthday — his 210th — to pass unremarked. The perceptive Frenchman, born…

02 August 2015 [07:46 PM]
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Religious liberties must be protected

A recent Texas Supreme Court ruling had it mostly right; the city of Houston failed to respond properly to citizens opposing the…

01 August 2015 [10:54 PM]
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The abortion talk we need, but avoid

Americans, with their tax dollars, are required to pay for countless things they find objectionable. From wars they might oppose to studies…

31 July 2015 [11:16 PM]
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Obama's Iran deal makes bad history

It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of…

30 July 2015 [08:29 PM]
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A war on barbecue they shall never win

Mystery solved — perhaps. There’s a reason the left is coming after our barbecue grills and our smokers. It’s because apparently, barbecuing…

30 July 2015 [08:28 PM]
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We need better grasp of simple economics

The hot new television drama this summer is “Mr. Robot,” a techno-thriller about computer hackers battling big, evil corporations. It’s an engaging…

29 July 2015 [08:17 PM]
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Electoral College is still important

The campaign has begun — not the presidential race, though that has started, too. But the campaign to abolish the Electoral College…

28 July 2015 [08:13 PM]
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Revolutions always destroy their own

On this day in 1794, French Revolution leaders including Robespierre were executed on the guillotine they had themselves used so gleefully. The…

27 July 2015 [07:07 PM]
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Evidence will show guns reduce crime

The outrage over another multiple murder of American military personnel on American soil by another Islamic extremist has been exacerbated by the…

24 July 2015 [07:18 PM]
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Millennials believe myths of socialism

Millennials — the generation now entering young adulthood — have an inconceivable attitude toward socialism. They keep using that word. We do…

24 July 2015 [07:16 PM]
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History will show Iran deal is no deal

Distinguished scientist Freeman Dyson has called the 1433 decision of the emperor of China to discontinue his country’s exploration of the outside…

23 July 2015 [07:41 PM]
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Family leave laws don't always help

A big part of Hillary Clinton’s pitch to American voters is a European-style slate of benefits for working mothers. “America is the…

23 July 2015 [07:40 PM]
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Americans choose the Texas miracle

Americans vote every day. They make their policy choices known in some of the most indisputable ways possible — in how they…

22 July 2015 [07:58 PM]
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Respect for law is down, crime is up

Surely no one is actually pondering this question — “Why is violent crime surging in many cities?” — but that’s the title…

20 July 2015 [08:09 PM]
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Tyler looked on as astronauts landed

Editor’s note: To mark the 46th anniversary of the moon landing, we felt it would be appropriate to show what it meant…

19 July 2015 [07:31 PM]
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Texas to have a say in 2016 primaries

Texas will have its say. Looking ahead to the 2016 election calendar, the Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers Jr. points out that…

18 July 2015 [08:49 PM]
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Trump is expressing common sentiments

On the left and the right, he’s called a buffoon and a blowhard, and occasionally Donald Trump lives up to those descriptions…

17 July 2015 [08:20 PM]
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Poor Pluto's status must be upgraded

We have honored Pluto with a visit. Now it’s time to honor the beautiful celestial body by restoring to her the proper…

17 July 2015 [08:17 PM]
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Undermining laws in sanctuary cities

According to the Wall Street Journal, the last serious attempt to count the number of federal criminal laws appears to have been…

16 July 2015 [08:06 PM]
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