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Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 03:28 pm
“Good fences make good neighbors,” goes the old adage.But the neighborly adage definitely did not contemplate the 700-mile, 20-foot-high, drone-patrolled, electronically monitored fence of...
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 03:28 pm
One thing I’ve come to value in the last couple of years is the altruism and keen economic insights of the fourth-richest man in America: Charles Koch. Even though Koch was raised rich and has n...
Thursday, July 25, 2013 03:28 pm
The word “help” is so uplifting, conveying our best humanitarian values. How odd, then, to see it used in this New York Times headline: “Banks’ Lobbyists Help in Drafting Finan...
Thursday, July 18, 2013 03:28 pm
“Come on, team, let’s get mean!” This is not the chant of rabid football fans, egging on their favorite team to crush the opponents. Rather, it’s the raucous war cry of far-out...
Thursday, July 11, 2013 03:28 pm
A few years ago, during consideration of a bill being pushed by a Republican elder in the Texas Senate, first-term Sen. Wendy Davis asked him a question about it. Rather than respond to this Democrat,...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 03:40 pm
Thank God for Congress, right? When things get out of balance in America, we can always count on our legislative stalwarts to recalibrate the scales of justice. Take greed, for example. Wall Street ba...
Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:19 am
It’s back. The Patriot Act – that grotesque, ever-mutating, hydra-headed monstrosity from the Bush-Cheney Little Shop of Horrors – has risen again, this time with an added twist of O...
Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:14 am
Ironically, June is both the month of the summer solstice and of America’s biggest annual blizzard. I don’t mean a weather event blowing in from the Arctic, but a merciless storm of words ...
Thursday, June 13, 2013 09:30 am
If you’re covered in political stink, it might be prudent to avoid yelling “dirty politics” at others. Lately, a mess of right-wing tea party groups have been wailing nonstop that th...
Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:28 am
My state of Texas seems to have an inordinate share of nincompoops in public office. But it’s only fair that officeholders from other places be considered before deciding which state is the ninc...


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