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I will admit that I have not been the greatest fan of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" over the years. I respected the gentle PBS children's show. But as both as a TV critic and a professor who has … more
With the nation's longest-ever government shutdown now relegated to history, Congress must focus on actually fixing our broken immigration system. That does not mean building an ineffectual wall … more
Owning a home is the American dream. Another American dream is building a business of your own –using your talents and your grit to become you the master of your own destiny.But our government is … more
By shutting down the government, Donald Trump unintentionally gave Democrats the biggest gift possible: Unity. Stunningly, it is a repeat of the exact mistake he made by choosing Obamacare … more
If seats in the U.S. House of Representatives were allotted by statewide vote totals, Democrats would have 24 more members than the 235 they actually sent to Washington in the 2018 midterm elections. … more
Friday morning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to traditional media to make the case why we should all rally around his social media giant.The carefully written article leaves aside the reasons … more
We celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and legacy this week. In these angry and divisive times, we all could benefit by reminding ourselves of his words' truth, civility and wisdom.Too … more
One way to deter harmful recreational drug use by teenagers is to treat them like adults. Rather than simply tell them to "Just Say No" to alcohol, tobacco or illicit drugs, it may be more helpful to … more
If Donald Trump really wants to remake Washington, he might want to consider an outlandish idea that would upend the traditions surrounding the State of the Union Address. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi … more
Last June, the Supreme Court fumbled an opportunity to deal a death blow to political gerrymandering, the time-dishonored practice of drawing state legislative and congressional lines to give an … more
If you passed Max Acuna on the street or on your way to work, or any one of those hundreds of places where people cross paths every day, you wouldn't give the smartly dressed 30-year-old a second … more
"We will have so much winning if I get elected that you may get bored with the winning," then-candidate Donald Trump declared at a campaign event in September 2015. It was a line that Trump … more
This year is the 50th anniversary of the National Flood Insurance Program, and this federally subsidized program has not aged well. In 2017, it had the second-highest claim loss year in its history … more
Public health officials in several states are fighting measles outbreaks that have sickened dozens of people since November, most of them unvaccinated members of orthodox Jewish communities. The … more
I knew it wasn't just me!In recent weeks I've overheard multiple shoppers gripe about navigating the wildly dissimilar credit card setups at different establishments.Credit card machines have gotten … more
Bahia Amawi worked for nine years as a speech pathologist for Pflugerville Independent School District. But in September, when it came time to renew her contract for the coming year, she was asked … more
I have some New Year's resolutions I want various politicians and other officials to make, and so I imagined a stage, dreamed about their getting together and uttering chosen words, and noticed … more
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