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America–Home of the Brave

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

On April 19, 1995 Timothy McVeigh attacked the United States of America.  He murdered 168 Americans. Ten children were among the dead. At the time of his arrest, McVeigh had excerpts from the Turner Diaries in his car.  This 1978 novel by William Luther Pierce depicts a coming race war.  White supremacists attacked the United […]

The “Way of the Cross” Leads to Easter

Friday, April 15th, 2022

Good Friday, the day Jesus hung on that old wooden cross, has been celebrated by Christians for centuries.  It was the culmination of His mission on earth.  The night before his execution he experienced the agony in the garden.  According the the Evangelist Luke 22: 41-44, 41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, […]

Cut the Test, Pay the Teachers

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

Our Texas founding fathers knew we needed to guarantee public education if our State was to continue to be successful. They wrote: “A general diffusion of knowledge being essential to the preservation of the liberties and rights of the people, it shall be the duty of the Legislature of the State to establish and make […]

Break Big Oil’s Monopoly

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. The first oil shock happened in 1973. Energy prices are set by “the market. The global energy market keeps failing us. We have known the market is failing us for 49 years.  We know what can fix it: conservation and competition.  Conservatives […]

Watch Your Step

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Escalators are a modern marvel.  The English word is derived from the word, escalade, meaning to climb.  An escalator actually takes the effort out of climbing. They are a welcome sight in a mall or a subway station. Unfortunately, there are times in life when an escalator is not welcome.  Sometimes we make decisions with […]

What Was Old Is New Again

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

I will never forget my childhood trip to Berlin.  My dad was stationed in Bamberg, Germany, and my parents wanted their children to see as much as possible.  The trip to Berlin was different than others. The trip started with a night train.  On most trips, we traveled in our huge red, Plymouth station wagon.  […]

The Strong Should Not Harm The Weak 

Thursday, February 17th, 2022

Around 1755 BCE, the Babylonian King Hammurabi proclaimed a law code.  For thousands of years it lay hidden in the ruins of Susa in modern Iran.  It revealed the ancient origins of government. The text on the granite stele began with a preamble.  Hammurabi claimed the gods called him by name to rule. They expected the king […]

Who Needs Enemies?

Friday, January 28th, 2022

Some of the most tragic war stories involve friendly fire.  There is nothing friendly about guns firing during war.  The adjective friendly is added to indicate that the bullet hit an ally instead of an enemy. During the last legislative session, Republicans crafted one of the most suppressive voter bills in the country.  Republicans saw […]

Which Side Are You On?

Thursday, January 6th, 2022

On January 6, 2021, Fox News host Laura Ingram texted Mark Meadows, Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff.  Ingram begged, “Mark, the president needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home. This is hurting all of us. He is destroying his legacy.”  Everyone in the White House and on Fox News knew who was […]

Build Back Better

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

President Joe Biden won the 2020 election by promising that America would Build Back Better.  Slowly, the Democratic Congress has been fulfilling that promise. A big step occurred last month.  Democrats crafted a bi-partisan infrastructure bill.  It included $110 billion for building, repairing, and replacing roads, bridges and bicycle paths. The infrastructure bill also included […]

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