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Teenagers seem more interested these days in being on social media apps than reading classic novels.But on those rare occasions that a 14-year-old may actually want to pull, say, "Lonesome Dove," off … more
The Biden administration says it will crack down on the use of migrant child labor at U.S. plants and factories serving some of the nation’s biggest brand names. Think well-known consumer brands … more
It sometimes seems that there is no check on Attorney General Ken Paxton’s malfeasance and ineptitude.So, we were heartened to see House Speaker Dade Phelan declare that Paxton would have to … more
Improbably, drag queens have become the latest glittery flashpoint in our ongoing culture wars with a fresh wave of legislative proposals designed to limit the freedom of these performers to do what … more
While the internet has increased access to information and has often been a force for good, it has also contributed to making many people misinformed, uninformed and even radicalized.That’s why it … more
Like the hockey-masked villain in some cheesy horror flick, the GOP’s debt ceiling caucus just keeps coming back. Once again, the party’s more radical members are threatening to hold … more
On the surface, the holiday retail season is off to a great start. Almost 200 million U.S. shoppers turned out in person and online from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, and holiday retail sales are … more
The U.S. job market is humming, with more than 10.7 million openings across the country and more than 1 million right here in Texas.That’s good news. But what might be even better long-term news is … more
Just this past summer, broken water lines triggered a 13-day boil water notice in Laredo and a major water outage in Odessa, and Zapata almost ran out of water after reservoirs reached dangerously … more
Local journalism is a cornerstone of democracy and a vital source of information for communities across the country, with newsrooms covering local politics, high school sports, local business … more
Yes, there is a border crisis.And, yes, a big part of Democrats’ struggle in Texas is their unwillingness or inability to accept that reality and to offer support for clear enforcement … more
This is different.We’ve become so numb, so accustomed to the sliding scale of right and wrong practiced by Donald Trump that it can be hard to see where the line is anymore.But the news coming out … more
It’s a truism of American politics that public frustration with the two-party system periodically erupts into a call for another option. Usually that frustration arises from factions that … more
The nightmarish experience of an expectant mother in Texas underscores why lawmakers, in their zeal to protect the unborn at all costs, should have no business telling doctors how to do their jobs. … more
A time-honored Washington axiom holds that one should never attribute to scandal what could be explained by garden-variety incompetence. In the case of the Secret Service’s mysteriously missing … more
Ah, the rituals of a Texas summer: A run through the sprinklers. A hot grill and a cold beer. A trip to Dairy Queen. Add to that cranking up the thermostat, frantically shutting off electronics … more
The most troubling problem with the Biden administration’s new Disinformation Governance Board is how little information the government has released about it. The Department of Homeland … more
Singapore’s execution last Wednesday of a mentally disabled Malaysian man for drug smuggling sparked international protests and outrage. Executing a man who no longer threatens his government … more
The Future Tech Career Institute on South Michigan Avenue in Chicago stands accused of cheating students out of a promised education, which, unfortunately, is nothing new at for-profit … more
Many high school seniors have been opening emails over the past weeks that tell them whether they got into the colleges of their choice. Even as they do so, the criticisms of published college … more
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