Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are modern day Neroes, fiddling around in rocket ships while our biosphere is being destroyed by greed and overpopulation. The idiot, Stephen Hawking said that after we have finally destroyed this planet we will all have to get in rocket ships and colonize another planet.

The fundamental difference between the current progressive focus on critical race theory and the approach sanctioned by Martin Luther King Jr. centers on their respective views on destiny. Critical Race theory beckons us to the past, the 1619 slave ship landing. This event, it argues, is the…

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Ben & Jerry's, noted for its ice cream made from "contented cows," has produced not such contented consumers in many circles following its announcement to stop selling its ice cream in Israel's West Bank and in East Jerusalem.

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America's greatest gymnast, an athlete of power and grace, said she was overwhelmed by the pressure of competition. Her mental health needed a break.

In a Democratic society the main responsibility of its citizens is to vote. By voting citizens determine how they want their country to be run and by whom. To keep our elections honest requiring an I.D. would seem to be a very reasonable requirement. It is also reasonable to expect that most…

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My mom was an admirable, intelligent, strong woman who blessed generations of her descendants with her wisdom and example. As moms go she was a 10 although one would have had to be born into the culture of her time to agree. The daughter of Norwegian immigrants she was typically imbued with …

America's infrastructure is taking a beating -- and not just from wear and tear. As Congress continues its negotiations over infrastructure, it's hard to find an article about U.S. roads, bridges, or transmission lines that doesn't describe them as "crumbling."

As Walker County Historical Commission Restoration Specialist Emeritus, I have always stood by to provide guidance on the restoration of historic buildings, pro-bono.

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Should masks return as delta variant fuels new Covid cases?

The percentage of Texas Covid-19 tests coming back positive is now at levels considered red flags by Gov. Greg Abbott and the Trump administration during the height of the pandemic. State officials and virologists say the highly contagious delta variant is fueling the rise in new cases and hospitalizations, especially among the unvaccinated. The delta variant also is capable of infecting the vaccinated, considered breakthrough infections, although the vaccinated experience only mild cases. Should the public return to pandemic safety measures such as mask wearing in public places?

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