Category Archive: Opinion

Jun 24 2015

Unhappy Meals

McDonald’s isn’t making its food any better, but it sure wants you to think it is. BY Jill Richardson McDonald’s is floundering. There’s no other way to say it. The global fast food chain has experienced declining U.S. sales for well over a year now. But why? I’d love to gloat that Americans have finally …

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Jun 24 2015

The Year of the Internet Voter

Politicians ignore the rising digital coalition at their peril. In the 1996 election it was the soccer mom. In 2004 it was the NASCAR dad. Could 2016 be the year of the Internet voter? The Internet has grown from a fad to an essential tool to a platform that’s catalyzed a growing political constituency. Pollsters …

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May 30 2015

Send in the Clowns

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May 30 2015

Subsidizing the Rich, Poor Kids Go Hungry

Politicians are slashing taxes for folks who dine on caviar while making it harder for the needy to put food on the table.   By Scott Klinger   To hear some politicians tell it, America’s welfare system is facing a grave crisis: Millions of poor people, they say, are idling away their time eating lobster …

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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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