New 'tenther' term is used to discredit

Here’s a new word for you conspiracy buffs: “Tenther.” Like “truther” and “birther,” it’s intended to categorize the subject as a nutjob. In this case, a “tenther” is someone who has actually read the U.S. Constitution. Most recently, it’s being applied to former Texas Gov. Rick P…

Texas must work to keep its lead

The real danger to our state’s economic standing is a combination of competition — other states are catching on — and complacency in Austin. Recently, South Carolina’s Gov.

Lower fuel prices benefit all of us

Calls for raising the gas tax are turning into a clamor. The New York Times’ Gail Collins has now joined the chorus, and her reasons are just as flawed as others who say lower gas prices are the perfect excuse for a hike.

D'Souza needs to acknowledge guilt

EdMon0126 / cq rm Dinesh D’Souza is a fine filmmaker and a lucid voice for conservatives. But he’s no martyr, and all of his other accomplishments will soon be eclipsed unless he accepts that he broke the law — and it’s his own fault.

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New 'tenther' term is used to discredit

Here’s a new word for you conspiracy buffs: “Tenther.” Like “truther” and “birther,” it’s intended to categorize the subject as a nutjob.…

28 January 2015 [07:29 PM]
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Texas must work to keep its lead

The real danger to our state’s economic standing is a combination of competition — other states are catching on — and complacency…

27 January 2015 [07:43 PM]
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Lower fuel prices benefit all of us

Calls for raising the gas tax are turning into a clamor. The New York Times’ Gail Collins has now joined the chorus,…

26 January 2015 [07:56 PM]
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D'Souza needs to acknowledge guilt

EdMon0126 / cq rm Dinesh D’Souza is a fine filmmaker and a lucid voice for conservatives. But he’s no martyr, and all…

25 January 2015 [07:30 PM]
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New economic term is old economic idea

The White House has coined a new term to explain its policies — “middle class economics.” In reality, the Obama administration…

24 January 2015 [07:52 PM]
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Involved fathers make difference

Much of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday focused on what government can do to ensure better outcomes…

23 January 2015 [07:10 PM]
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College costs are the real problem

Intentions aside, President Barack Obama’s efforts to help students pay for college are missing the point. The bigger problem is how much…

22 January 2015 [07:38 PM]
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Low milk prices no national emergency

Watch closely; even as you enjoy those cheaper by-the-gallon prices and the boost in your weekly income that results, lobbyists are gearing…

20 January 2015 [07:46 PM]
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Arizona civics law hurts local control

Arizona has fast-tracked legislation demanding that every high school student pass a civics test before graduating high school. It’s a classic example…

19 January 2015 [08:03 PM]
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MLK points out not all laws just

Editor’s note: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, today, we offer excerpts from one of his more salient writings. It’s…

18 January 2015 [08:26 PM]
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IRS slowdown isn't due to budget cuts

In 2013, Democrats in the Obama administration took action to make the government shutdown more “painful” — in effect, throwing a hissy…

17 January 2015 [07:09 PM]
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Intentions are nice, results still matter

Good intentions are important, but results still matter. President Barack Obama’s chief advisor, Valerie Jarrett, wrote a piece on Linked In headlined,…

16 January 2015 [07:33 PM]
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Chocolate prices and free markets

Brace yourself. Valentine’s Day could be cold, bleak and lonely for many Americans if a looming chocolate shortage — something we’ve been…

15 January 2015 [07:50 PM]
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Doctor shortage is soon to get worse

Would you take a pay cut, and still keep doing your job? That’s what the federal government is asking physicians to do,…

14 January 2015 [07:27 PM]
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Education reforms must involve locals

The deck chairs on the Titanic need re-arranging. That seems to be Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s view, as he proposes scrapping the…

13 January 2015 [07:03 PM]
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The ACA architect who calls for less

It’s becoming a disturbing pattern. One of the main architects of the Affordable Care Act, Ezekiel Emanuel, has come out again against…

12 January 2015 [10:07 PM]
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The Texas economy will weather storm

A J.P Morgan economist warns that Texas may be heading toward a recession fueled by low oil prices. But a clearer picture…

11 January 2015 [09:40 PM]
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Leave postseason rules to the UIL

Ronald Reagan used the phrase, “there you go again” cleverly in his political campaigns to disarm his opponents. In this instance, we…

10 January 2015 [09:40 PM]
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Carbon tax would hurt the economy

There’s a danger in the recent drop in oil prices — a drop everyone knows is temporary — that’s just starting to…

09 January 2015 [06:55 PM]
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The "Texas model" works elsewhere

Like an old sweet song, The Atlantic has Georgia on its mind these days. That august magazine notes Georgia’s unemployment rate is…

08 January 2015 [07:15 PM]
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CBO should change how it estimates tax

Democrats are sounding the alarm about a new Republican “ruse” to change how the Congressional Budget Office “scores” tax proposals to gauge…

07 January 2015 [07:32 PM]
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It's time to repeal NCLB legislation

Could it be? Could public sentiment, political backbone and common sense combine to bring about real reform in Washington? According to a…

06 January 2015 [06:38 PM]
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Being poor isn’t just being broke

Sure, it sounds logical. You can eliminate poverty simply by sending people money. That’s the theory that sparked a five-year experiment in…

05 January 2015 [10:12 PM]
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Gridlock is good, helps the economy

Of late, President Barack Obama has two consistent themes. He praises the economy, while condemning the “do-nothing” Congress. But what if those…

04 January 2015 [09:54 PM]
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East Texans truly shine their lights

East Texans continued to display their generosity in December with the annual year-end Shine Your Light campaign, and the Tyler Paper counts…

03 January 2015 [07:40 PM]
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The biggest donors support Democrats

Those who fear that money is destroying the political process and silencing liberal voices should find solace in a new report from…

01 January 2015 [08:13 PM]
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Embargo of Cuba is a policy failure

As the old year ends, so too does a policy that has been demonstrably ineffective in achieving its aims over half a…

30 December 2014 [07:31 PM]
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‘Broken windows’ theory saves lives

A casualty of recent conflicts between police and civilians is the concept of “broken windows” policing. Opponents say the philosophy results in…

29 December 2014 [10:18 PM]
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Texas Legislature should repeal laws

Here’s a modest proposal for the Texas Legislature: In the coming legislative session, try to end with the same number — or…

28 December 2014 [11:13 PM]