Category Archive: Opinion

May 23 2015

How Can You Tell When A Politician Is Lying By George E. Curry/NNPA Columnist

When he moves his lips. Though originally intended as a joke, the number of candidates who have declared as for president have already ushered in a cascade of lies – and the situation will only grow worse as more climb aboard. Fortunately, there are at least two non-partisan fact-checking groups that try to hold politicians …

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May 23 2015

What the property tax lending industry is doing to consumers By Eric Sandberg

Imagine, it’s tax time and a family is faced with losing their home because they can’t pay their property taxes.   They receive what they think is a godsend from a property tax lender — a letter with a promise: “We will quickly get your taxes paid so you’ll no longer incur the large penalties, …

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Mar 07 2015

Where Texas Became Texas

By U.S. Senator John Cornyn It all started in a small town nestled between the Barrington Farm and the Jordan Creek along the banks of the Brazos River – that’s where the early seeds of the Lone Star State were planted. If you’re from Texas, you’re probably familiar with names like Davey Croettck, Sam Houston, …

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Feb 21 2015

The Next Disneyland Could Be Texas Be Wise Immunize

By Ernest Buck, MD The Disneyland measles outbreak hasn’t made its way to Texas, yet. But it’s only a plane ride away. And depending on where that plane lands, we could be in for some big health problems. It’s hard for Texans under a certain age to remember, but measles is a serious, highly contagious …

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Feb 14 2015

Poverty: Not A State Of Mind

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The racial differential in the poverty rate is staggering. Last time I checked, about 12 percent people in the United States, one in eight people are poor. Depending on race and ethnicity, however, poverty is differently experienced. Fewer than one in 10 Whites are poor; more than one in four …

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Feb 07 2015

Wooing the Latino Vote

The GOP needs to sing a new tune on immigration to win in 2016. By Khalil Bendib When I was growing up, my older Mexican-American relatives had an expression: “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.” It was my family’s way of making me careful about choosing my friends. …

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Jan 31 2015

An International War of Words

By Raynard Jackson With the recent terrorists attacks in Paris over a largely unknown satirical newspaper that poked fun at Islam and Mohammed, there has been a global debate over whether the world is at war with “radical” Islam. The debate has centered on whether one actually uses the word “act of terror” when describing …

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Jan 24 2015

Obama Strengthens his Backbone

Republican lawmakers are setting the stage for a disastrous two years in Congress marked by manufactured crisis after crisis and ignoring the needs of working families. Fortunately, President Barack Obama is showing some much-needed backbone by refusing to cave to the GOP’s agenda. Obama ended the year by taking a strong stand on Net Neutrality …

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