Category Archive: Opinion

Mar 21 2015

The Student Debt Time Bomb

Indebted Students Are a Force to Be Reckoned With   By Chuck Collins There’s a generational time-bomb ticking — and the student debt crisis is the trip wire. Adults under 35 disproportionately bear the brunt of escalating inequality. America’s educated youth are graduating into an economy with stagnant wages and a torn safety net. Federal …

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Mar 14 2015

Health on The Go

New Tools are Helping Consumers Make Better Healthcare Decisions by Tom Quirk The health care system is rapidly evolving. People are paying more personally for their health care and taking more control of decisions regarding the care they receive. Simply put, it has become increasingly important for consumers to have access to resources and services …

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Mar 13 2015

Art Exhibit Slated

The next exhibition at The University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery is ‘Dovetails,’ beginning on Monday, March 16, Ray Sikes, gallery coordinator announced. The public exhibition features UT Tyler professor of art James R. Pace and UT Tyler alumna Philana Oliphant. A reception and gallery talk will be 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, …

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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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