Category Archive: Opinion

Jul 27 2016

The Soaring Balloons

Hot air balloon flights began Friday morning over the City of Longview and continued each morning through Sunday at the East Texas Regional Airport. While driving to work, one could see crowds of people gathered at different locations enjoying the spectacular hot air balloons flying across the city. Many were snapping photos with their cell …

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Jul 21 2016

Trump Isn’t the Only Republican with a Woman Problem

Conservative policymakers have relentlessly curtailed women’s freedom, security, and autonomy for years. By Marge Baker Long before he set his sights on the White House, Donald Trump was showing his misogynistic colors. He became notorious for using the press and social media to publicly attack women, calling them “dogs” and “fat pigs.” He objectified and …

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Jul 21 2016

Banks Don’t Commit Crimes, Bankers Do

Until the feds charge reckless bankers individually, they’ll shake down shareholders to bail them out for misdeeds. By Jim Hightower Hey, stop complaining that our government coddles Wall Street’s big, money-grubbing banks. Sure, they went belly-up and crashed our economy with their greed. And, yes, Washington bailed them out, while ignoring the plight of workaday …

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Jan 10 2015

A Corporate Coup in College Football

Instead of sponsors bringing the games to us, bowl games now bring us to the sponsors. By  Jim Hightower Growing up in Texas, I learned that God and guns were important, but football — well, football was the real religion. So I can understand the hyperbolic exuberance of a radio hypester in Montgomery, Alabama, who …

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Jan 03 2015

Basketball’s One-and-Done Dilemma

Forcing high school prospects to go to college for a single year doesn’t do them any good.   By Joel Kendrick It’s been nine years since the last high schooler was selected in the NBA draft. That’s because back in 2005, the NBA raised the minimum age for eligibility to 19. With this rule in …

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Dec 27 2014

Warning: Fracking May Harm Public Health

Regulators should apply the same precautions to gas drilling that they use for everything else. Story By Rebecca Rehr What do public health advocates like me tell people all the time? Get tested. Use protection. In practice, that means we’re always explaining how everything from cancer screenings to immunizations to bike helmets can save lives. …

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Dec 13 2014

The Season for Mindless Consumerism

This Christmas, put your money to better use than thoughtless gift-giving.   Story By Jill Richardson ‘Tis the season for mindless consumerism. I love giving gifts when they’re from the heart. But I hate giving or receiving presents if they’re things nobody needs, given out of a sense of obligation. Here’s a story that illustrates …

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Dec 10 2014

PTISD Art Students Awarded

Pine Tree High School brought home four awards in the Adopt A School Partnership of Longview Art of Character Contest.  This year’s event received over 30 entries with 13 being named finalists. Pine Tree students were recognized in the following ​categories: Graphic Art – 1st place, Ravyn Teel Graphic Art – 2nd place, Michael Newman …

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