Freedom for Texas was hard-fought

The other states just don’t get it. But 179 years ago, a group of men gathered in a Texas town called Washington on the Brazos to adopt a Declaration of Independence. Modeled on the United States’ Declaration, the document chides the Mexican military dictatorship under Gen. Santa Anna: “When a government has ceased to protect…

Senators are right about racing rules

The Senate Finance Committee has it right — the Texas Racing Commission has gone rogue and must be reined in. Senators should continue to deny funding for the agency until it reverses its decision on “historical racing” gambling, and submits to the elected members of the Legislature.

End the madness of the apostrophe

It’s time to stop the madness, before there’s violence. A town in Ontario is split in half, brother against brother, mother against father, dog against parakeet, over whether the town’s name has an apostrophe.

Giuliani’s attacks needlessly uncivil

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani deserves credit for acknowledging his recent comments about President Barack Obama went too far. It’s time for all sides to show more civility as we continue to discuss and debate the future of this nation.

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Freedom for Texas was hard-fought

The other states just don’t get it. But 179 years ago, a group of men gathered in a Texas town called Washington…

01 March 2015 [07:21 PM]
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Senators are right about racing rules

The Senate Finance Committee has it right — the Texas Racing Commission has gone rogue and must be reined in. Senators should…

28 February 2015 [08:06 PM]
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End the madness of the apostrophe

It’s time to stop the madness, before there’s violence. A town in Ontario is split in half, brother against brother, mother against…

27 February 2015 [11:10 PM]
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Giuliani’s attacks needlessly uncivil

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani deserves credit for acknowledging his recent comments about President Barack Obama went too far. It’s…

27 February 2015 [12:11 AM]
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Polls irrelevant to Second Amendment

Here’s what’s wrong with The University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll about firearm carrying laws in Texas. When it comes to rights, polls…

25 February 2015 [07:55 PM]
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College assistance should go to needy

It’s an idea that probably polled well — free community college. But support for President Barack Obama’s plan, which was outlined in…

24 February 2015 [08:36 PM]
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Gov. Walker in the media cross-hairs

It’s not very complicated, or even very subtle. The left’s disagreements with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker have nothing to do with evolution,…

23 February 2015 [06:25 PM]
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No, terror is not caused by poverty

The Obama administration’s latest take on terrorism is disturbing not merely because it’s provably untrue, but because it portrays the wrong people…

22 February 2015 [07:51 PM]
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No reason to repeal 'stand your ground'

State Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, fails to make a compelling case for repealing the state’s “stand your ground” law. He cites no…

21 February 2015 [08:44 PM]
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Real school choice is a voucher system

Gov. Greg Abbott stopped just short of advocating true, transformative public school reform in his State of the State speech on Tuesday.…

19 February 2015 [10:01 PM]
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Battle of Iwo Jima eulogy memorable

Editor’s note: In memory of the Battle of Iwo Jima, which began 70 years ago today, we present excerpts from the eulogy…

18 February 2015 [08:24 PM]
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Ash Wednesday's bold proclamation

Those ashes you’ll be seeing today on a few foreheads are a bold and welcome public statement about something we’re told we…

17 February 2015 [07:38 PM]
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Renew deduction, make it permanent

If Washington is serious about tax fairness, then Congress and the president should support a sales tax deduction bill filed last week…

16 February 2015 [07:39 PM]
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We won't overlook our first president

Rest easy, Gen. Washington. It’s simply not true that the federal government callously demoted your birthday observance to the bland, non-specific “Presidents…

15 February 2015 [07:50 PM]
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Van Zandt sheriff is playing politics

Every night from now on, a Van Zandt County woman will double- and triple-check the locks on her doors and windows. Even…

14 February 2015 [07:52 PM]
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Connecticut rides the ‘Laffer Curve’

As if we needed more evidence that “tax the rich” schemes backfire, the state of Connecticut is now begging its wealthy residents…

12 February 2015 [10:40 PM]
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Lifting oil export ban makes sense

How rare is it for common sense to come out of Washington? Because this makes perfect sense: “Falling oil prices have some…

11 February 2015 [08:16 PM]
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N.K. famine is due to bad government

What the Washington Post fails to grasp is that famine, in 21st Century, is always and everywhere a political phenomenon. North Korea…

10 February 2015 [07:17 PM]
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Sen. John Cornyn right about CCL's

The fundamental idea behind Sen. John Cornyn’s bill that would make “concealed carry” reciprocal throughout all 50 states is that the government…

09 February 2015 [08:28 PM]
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Nuclear power the only green energy

If President Barack Obama is serious about green energy, he should stop punishing the only proven source of carbon-free energy — nuclear.…

08 February 2015 [09:53 PM]
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The recovery isn't reaching everyone

Americans know the numbers are wrong. They feel, deep down, that the rosy unemployment figures don’t reflect the realities they see every…

07 February 2015 [07:04 PM]
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Remembering Reagan on his birthday

Editor’s note: To commemorate the anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth, no words are more fitting than his. We reprint excerpts from his…

05 February 2015 [09:56 PM]
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Long-term effects of policies matter

The weakest part of Keynesian economics — what President Barack Obama has now rebranded as “middle class economics” — is the long…

04 February 2015 [07:41 PM]
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Mandated leave is a tax on employers

Advice is free, and often worth exactly that. And when writer Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry offers advice to conservatives about how to “steal the…

03 February 2015 [11:41 PM]
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More evidence that biofuel isn't 'green'

Biofuels make no sense. That’s something even environmental groups are starting to recognize. Last week, the New York Times showed that even…

02 February 2015 [08:56 PM]
Eltife's bill to allow cannabis-based drugs should pass

I commend state Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, for filing Senate Bill 339 making certain forms of cannabis legal in treating human diseases. I served as one of 31 members of the Republican State Platform committee at this past Republican State…

31 January 2015 [07:35 PM]