Category Archive: Opinion

Oct 18 2014

Banning Medical Pot Makes No Sense: Why deny a cancer or AIDS patient a medication that reduces suffering?

A few months back, a friend of mine died of cancer. I’ll call her “Karen,” for her privacy. By the time we met, she was already terminally ill and had been for months. Over the next year and a half, I watched my friend lose her hair and waste away until I could hardly distinguish …

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Oct 11 2014

Let Them Eat Tips: Marriott’s push to get guests to subsidize its crummy pay for the people who clean hotel rooms is a disgrace.

Just when you thought the plutocratic profiteers running America’s exploitative, low-wage economy couldn’t get any more clueless, self-serving, pious, and mingy — along comes Lady Maria of Marriott, magnanimously saying: “Let them eat tips.” Marriott International supports the political notion that America is divided between a few noble “makers” (like them) and a mass of …

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Oct 08 2014

Deadline Nears: “Against All Odds” to open

Gallery Main Street is accepting entries into the jury process for its upcoming “Against All Odds” art exhibit now through Friday, Oct. 10. “Against All Odds” will be the last exhibit of 2014 for the gallery, which is managed by the City of Tyler Main Street Department in cooperation with the volunteers of the Downtown …

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Oct 07 2014

PTISD Choir Students Selected

Pine Tree Independent School District is proud to announce the following students have been selected to the All Region Choir. The all region choir concert will take place in Mt. Pleasant on November 1. Soprano 1 1st chair: Katie White 10th chair: Savannah Harrold 14th chair: Shelby Smith 15th chair: Cyndi Ponton Soprano 2 6th …

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Sep 19 2014

LANDMARKS OF LONGVIEW: Architectural Tour Coming

The Gregg County Historical Museum is proud to present the 15th Annual Landmarks of Longview Architectural Home Tour September 20th and 21st from 1pm – 5pm.  In honor of the spirit of generosity from longtime Gregg County and Longview contributor, this year’s Heritage Award will be presented to Linda Ryan Thomas. This year, our tour will …

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Sep 13 2014

A View of the World

I recently attended the presentation by State Representative David Simpson at the Maude Cobb Convention Center on his trip this summer to the Mexican border and his take on the situation there with respect to the unaccompanied children arriving. I applaud Mr. Simpson’s ability to recognize the need for compassion with respect to how these …

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Dec 14 2013

Three Lessons from Mandela: One man alone can’t make a revolution

Everyone seems to agree that Nelson Mandela, like Martin Luther King Jr., is one of the great figures not only of the 20th century but, indeed, of the long trail of history. Here are three lessons we can learn from his amazing life: Lesson 1: There are times when freedom fighters have to fight. In …

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Dec 07 2013

Thou Shalt Not Tolerate Inequality: By rejecting a “deified Market,” Pope Francis is protecting our societies — and souls.

Sometimes you don’t have to say anything “new” to make news. Consider the “apostolic exhortation” the Vatican recently released. This statement from Pope Francis, observers note, didn’t really break new theological ground. But the Pope’s exhortation, his first since he stepped onto the world stage, still made front page news the world over — and …

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