Editorial: Failure to indict in shooting of constable raises more questions than answers

In Smith County, you can shoot your husband and a 5-year-old child, and walk away with no consequences - if you’re the right person. Last year, Meraland Taylor Jackson shot her husband, Precinct 1 Constable Henry Jackson, during an argument. Their granddaughter also was struck by a bullet. Yet a grand jury no-billed her on the charge of

Editorial: Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen

Memorial Day is a holiday often connected with the end of the school year, the start of vacation season and a time for outings and picnics, but its true purpose, honoring America s fallen heroes, should not be overshadowed. Americans are reminded on this day they owe their freedom to those who have been willing to fight, and die if necessary, for

Editorial: Money alone can't fix problems in education system

This shouldn’t be news to anyone, but a new report from the U.S. Department of Education shows that lack of money isn’t the problem with our education system. Or more precisely, it shows that throwing money at the problem isn’t working. “School Improvement Grants: Implementation and Effectiveness” evaluated the effect of the billions of

Editorial: Buy American is bad public policy

Sometimes a good slogan is nothing more than that. When President Trump says the government is going to “buy American” and “hire Americans,” he’s employing a time-honored slogan - and bad public policy. “For decades, I have raised the alarm over unfair foreign trade practices that have robbed communities of their wealth and robbed our

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