Mary Sanchez: Let's treat gun safety as a public health issue

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Quick, are you more likely to die by a bullet or in a car crash?

New highway bill swerves to avoid elephant on road

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Perhaps averting another standoff with Democrats, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives took a small step earlier this week by allocating an additional $10 billion to continue to paying for freeway projects nationwide.

Kounalakis: Russia is now clearly a state sponsor of terror

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

The collective gasp heard around the world after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is a recognition that what just happened is different. Civilian casualties in war zones are, unfortunately, all too common, sometimes outpacing the deaths of combatants. But this wanton act of shooting down a civilian airliner falls under a whole new category of terror.

Cynthia M. Allen: It's a complicated situation on the Texas border

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

I'm willing to make the wildly optimistic assumption that the majority of Americans appreciate the complexity of the current situation on our border.

Haiti deserves justice

|Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Tuesday, July 15:

Foolish gun measures draw welcome opposition

|Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Wednesday, July 16:

Michael Pearce: For one fisherman, quantity is the name of the game

| |Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014

EL DORADO RESERVOIR, Kan. - Like clowns from a tiny car at the circus, fishing rods kept coming and coming from Jerry Howard's boat. They came from stacks on each side of where he sat at the back of the 18-foot boat. Others were carefully pulled from the boat's side, where they'd been threaded through narrow openings to rest within the craft's hull.

Rekha Basu: You can't escape the Kochs

| |Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014

You can't escape the Koch brothers. They're everywhere. Underwriting efforts to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid. Trying to get rid of aid to education, the Environmental Protection Agency and minimum-wage laws. They're the brunt of late-night monologues, dramatic TV series and comedy film. They're even supporting Iowa candidates.

Conspiracy hobbyists zero in on a new target: Catholic Charities?!

| |Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014

First, the border hawks lied about the children coming to Texas.

Now, they’re lying about Catholic Charities of Fort Worth and others trying to help.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: John Siegenthaler, a man who made different choices

| |Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014

Here we go again. Same stuff, different day. Deja vu all over again.