Students make good guinea pigs

By DAVE BERRY, dvberry@tylerpaper.com “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” —Albert Einstein Students make good guinea pigs. Maybe it’s because they’re naive, adventurous or foolish. Maybe they still trust teachers, coaches and people in authority — at least a little bit. Or, maybe the…

Holder: most political attorney general in recent history

Attorney General Eric Holder should be remembered for his failure to uphold the rule of law. As the most political attorney general in recent memory, Holder’s legacy will be a department that made choices in what laws to enforce, based on partisanship, philosophical considerations and expediency.

The sweet success of less regulation

Sometimes, the right response is “let them eat cake” — or rather, “let them bake cake.” A recent Texas law that lifts regulations on home bakeries has allowed a whole new industry to flourish, providing jobs and opportunities for many Texans.

Is it just me? Meeting Mr. Smith

ren’t true stories always the best? Are you good or bad with names? The class was asked yesterday morning at the end of a vigorous workout led by spin instructor Stephanie. It seems the older I get, the worse it is, I replied.

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Terrell State Hospital could benefit from privatization

Change is never easy, as recently demonstrated by the state’s move to privatize Terrell State Hospital and the ensuing calls by state Sen. Robert Nichols and the Tyler Morning Telegraph editorial page to put a stop to it. Accountability is…

26 January 2015 [08:22 PM]
How to remember where legislation is

When I’m covering the capitol, and I want to know exactly where a piece of legislation is in the process, I sing. “I’m just a bill; yes, I’m only a bill …” You know the song, and for the record,…

24 January 2015 [11:39 PM]
CDC does a fine job protecting Americans from outbreaks

Regarding columnist Betsy McCaughey’s recent piece on the CDC, I would respond that like the airlines, CDC is not 100 percent perfect, but they make very, very few mistakes considering their huge responsibilities. First, Ms. McCaughey is not a scientist…

24 January 2015 [08:06 PM]
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Students make good guinea pigs

By DAVE BERRY, dvberry@tylerpaper.com “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” —Albert Einstein Students make good…

08 October 2014 [02:08 PM]
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The sweet success of less regulation

Sometimes, the right response is “let them eat cake” — or rather, “let them bake cake.” A recent Texas law that lifts…

28 September 2014 [08:44 PM]
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Is it just me? Meeting Mr. Smith

ren’t true stories always the best? Are you good or bad with names? The class was asked yesterday morning at the end…

21 September 2014 [12:58 AM]
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Clarence Thomas exemplifies class

When U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas spoke at The University of Texas at Tyler, he spoke softly. He spoke without…

21 September 2014 [12:57 AM]
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Is it just me? Gross negligence?

BY NELSON CLYDE, cnciv@tylerpaper.com Have you ever noticed people in ministry frequently make a point with humor? Some members of the cloth…

19 September 2014 [07:23 PM]
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Mugs, Kilts and Route 66

“Coffee is a language in itself.” — Jackie Chan The nominations are in, the votes are counted. And your favorite mug is……

19 September 2014 [07:07 PM]
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Latest war on terror will take many years

By MICHAEL GERSON, syndicated columnist The most compelling and encouraging parts of President Obama’s Islamic State speech — his intention to “degrade…

15 September 2014 [09:01 AM]