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Jul 17 2015

‘Equality’ and Demagoguery

By William Murchison If the country is trending leftward — as evidenced by all the demands for equality and redistribution coming out of the Democratic camp, and seconded by the media — the question arises: Why is the country trending leftward? To put it another way, does Hillary Clinton think she’s going to become president …

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Jun 29 2015

Tightening Whose Belt?

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As a millennial, I take the push to ditch the estate tax personally. By Josh Hoxie Listening to so-called fiscal conservatives like Representatives Kevin Brady and Mike Kelly, you’d think we were in a desperate fight for survival, with the national debt threatening our future. “I cannot in good conscience support adding more debt to …

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Jan 20 2015

Pine Tree ISD Recognizes Board

January is School Board Appreciation Month and the Pine Tree Independent School District is joining other districts across the state to thank their school board members for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. “Even though we are making a special effort in January to show appreciation to …

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Oct 07 2013

The values divide: The showdown in Washington isn’t just about political posturing

There’s a lot of talk about how polarized the country is today. Sometimes that polarization is more than about partisan politics — it’s about real differences in values. Take the House Republicans’ recent votes to deny food and health care to millions of Americans. Those were statements of values. The first vote was to cut …

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Sep 16 2013

The Russian-American beat must go on

The Edward Snowden drama has skipped from Washington through Hawaii and Hong Kong and into Moscow. Now, the storyline is back to Washington. Thanks to Russia’s decision to grant Snowden asylum for a year, Obama canceled a bilateral meeting with President Vladimir Putin that was slated for September 5 ahead of the G20 Summit in …

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Aug 15 2013

The Bezillionaire Times

Amazon’s bezillionaire CEO is buying The Washington Post, America’s second-most prestigious daily newspaper. Jeff Bezos only had to pay $250 million, less than 1 percent of his $28 billion personal fortune. Has plutocracy finally overwhelmed our press? Some veteran journalists fear the worst. Another grand old family of American journalism, the lament goes, has stepped …

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Aug 13 2013

The Bully Party:This sure isn’t the representative democracy the Founders were after

If our government were a card game, the American people would surely have realized by now that they’re playing with a marked deck. The Republicans are cheating. In the 2012 elections, Democratic candidates for House seats collectively won about five percent more votes than their Republican opponents did overall. Yet the Republicans hung onto their …

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Aug 12 2013

Changing direction: Wellness Pointe relieves CEO of his duties

Wellness Pointe Board of Directors decided on Tuesday to relieve Carl Walters II of his duties as the organization's chief executive officer. The Board called him in at 2:00 p.m. and gave him the news that they have elected to end his management contract of 5 years. Walters assumed his position as the organization's chief …

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