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Oct 05 2013

It’s all their fault: The shutdown as well as the looming debt ceiling crisis is entirely a Republican Party production.

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Everyone pretty much agrees that what’s going on in Washington right now ranks up there with the dumbest, most destructive episodes in our history. We are a great and powerful country, on the cusp of achieving that “Shining City upon a Hill” status that Puritan leader John Winthrop talked about nearly 400 years ago. I …

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Aug 20 2013

Lone Star State: Merger challenged

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced today that the State of Texas, along with Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Department of Justice, has filed a complaint in federal court challenging the proposed merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways. Today’s legal action was prompted by the State’s concerns …

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Jun 18 2013

A rotten bacon behemoth: If a Chinese company’s bid to acquire Smithfield goes through, consumers and farmers will suffer.

American consumers may not even notice the change if a newly proposed takeover by China’s largest meat processor of our nation’s leading pork company goes through. But the $4.7 billion transaction would certainly show up on our plates: in the form of farmer exploitation, more factory farms, and a more complicated supply chain that increases …

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Jun 15 2013

Catching Monsanto’s drift: Frankenwheat crops are sprouting like weeds in Oregon.

Bob Dylan once sent a two-word lyric to Ben Harper, a talented songwriter he admired. “Well well,” was the lyric, and Dylan challenged Harper to make a song of it. He did! By adding another “well” to the title, Harper wrote “Well, well, well” — a stinging lament about America’s clean-water well going dry due …

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Apr 10 2013

Human trafficking

It’s her eyes and innocent face that first grab your heart. At least they grabbed mine. Annika, a delicate young girl, has been unwittingly handed into virtual slavery by her homeless father. Sweatshop labor and sex-for-sale portend a bleak future. She seems precious, blameless, so undeserving of this hell. But life is cheap for an …

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Feb 12 2013

Honoring our Greatest Generation

Bob Bearden, U.S. Army 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment Recently in Houston, the French Government presented the French Legion of Honor Medal to World War II veterans who served in France during the war. Among the group of honorees were 15 Texas veterans. The medal, France’s highest distinction, was originally established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 …

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