Veterans Affairs head compares VA waits to Disney parks

If there’s a Dumb Statements Olympics, we have a new gold medal winner. The Veterans Affair’s top official says that if Disney theme parks don’t have to worry about how long people stand in lines, why should the VA? “Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Monday compared the length of time veterans wait to receive health care at…

Tyler Paper makes runoff endorsements

In the Tuesday Republican primary runoff, four candidates have earned the Tyler Paper’s endorsement. HOUSE DISTRICT 5 In the Texas House District 5 race, we heartily endorse Lindale businessman Jay Misenheimer. He’s an entrepreneur and community leader whose steady hand has helped many in East Texas. Misenheimer faces Cole Hefner in the May

Ethanol mandate must be abolished

This is just wrong. The EPA, perhaps fearing a loss of power and free rein when President Barack Obama leaves office, is making a pitch to increase the ethanol content in U.S. gasoline. With the Iowa primaries out of the way, why is this still an issue? No one - except EPA officials and some corn growers - believes any longer that ethanol is a

Technology could soon make regulators obsolete

The speed at which our world is changing is accelerating. Like physicians who - as late as the early 20th Century - were still working under the theory of bodily humors, many of our public policy debates now might seem comically outdated soon. That’s one takeaway from a new paper from George Mason University, which says that in many cases,

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