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Re-Greening the Shrub

Legion of Doom-kopfs

Ebola’s Grim Math

100 Years of Painting

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

Guns and America

Here’s an interesting statistic: The second-highest rate of gun ownership in the world is in Yemen, a largely tribal, extremely poor country. The highest...

Hang Time

As far as sports viewing goes, football is best seen on television. Even if you have great seats at midfield, the action is often...

Goodhair Moves On

Over the 26 years he was Texas agriculture commissioner, John C. White developed a saying: At a political funeral, it’s better to be a...

Chilling Effect

As part of his continuing effort to deter women from having abortions, Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston has gotten the Texas Senate...

Let’s Call the Whole Thing “Augh”

On a trip to Ireland some years ago, my brother and I checked into a hotel in Galway. The clerk asked for our reservation,...

Owning Up

I’ll always love my Great Aunt Flossie. As a youngster, rocking on her front porch in Galveston, I sat enthralled, listening to her yarns...

Frost Bite

Outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s consistent response to calls to raise the state’s gas tax has truly been, “My way or the highway.” And...

Drones Don’t Kill Kids

Two months later, and I’m still thinking about those teachers and children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.  I guess a lot...

Trail Trouble in River City

While I haven’t covered all 40 miles of Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails, I’ve biked the lion’s share of that meandering ribbon. My all-time favorite...

1962: The Scariest Halloween

This month is the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, so we may hear a great deal about the weeks when the world...