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Re-Greening the Shrub

Legion of Doom-kopfs

Save Our History

Critical Thinking

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2nd Thought

Open-Armed, Despite All

What if China, flush with its new wealth, opened its doors to mass immigration? It would make sense from an economic and social point...

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...

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...

Coming to Terms

So now Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White is calling for Texas governors to serve no more than two full four-year terms. We heard that call...

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...

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...

Apocalypse by Apathy

The elderly woman stood in her thin robe at the doorway of her modest bungalow, scratching the sores on her arm, a slight tremor...

Not So Revolutionary

Grant Wood’s most famous painting features an iconic farmer, his prim daughter and a pitchfork. His most satiric painting is “Daughters of Revolution.” Three...

Finding Our (New) Way

Mayor Mike Moncrief's favorite term is "the Fort Worth Way." In general, the mayor uses this vague term to describe Cowtown as a polite...