When it comes to ancestry and immigration, we all have our own stories

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

When it comes to ancestry and immigration, we all have our own stories. Mine begins in Eastern Europe.

Let's reinstate genuine, heartfelt applause

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

I was commenting to my freshman class on their just completed series of presentations, a harrowing process of public speaking while being observed, taped, and scored by professor and students alike. "You stepped out of your comfort zone," I understated. "And that's a good thing. I can guarantee you only one thing that will happen if you stay in your comfort zone. And that is: nothing."

Obama's immigration speech the highlight of his presidency

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

I don't know if President Obama's sweeping actions on immigration will be ruled legal or not, or will even work in the end.

Carl Hiaasen: Their major was ID theft and tax fraud

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Remember when students working their way through college would bus tables at Red Lobster or flip burgers at McDonald's?

John M. Crisp: Doing the right thing on immigration

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Did President Obama exceed his constitutional authority by announcing on Nov. 20 his intention to limit legal action against 5 million undocumented immigrants? I'm not in a position to say, and you probably aren't, either, given that highly credentialed constitutional scholars have contradictory opinions on this issue.

Dan K. Thomasson: Uber's convenience isn't worth the risk

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

I feel safe in writing this because I am not an Uber customer nor do I ever intend to be. An old fashioned taxi with a driver who has been vetted and is subject to disciplinary action by a licensing agency is still the way I intend to travel around town when not driving myself.

Even without the Keystone XL pipeline, the US oil industry is thriving

|Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Friday, Nov. 21:

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Bill Cosby, serial rapist? That's a lot to forgive

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Wow. Just ... wow.

Mary Sanchez: The moral wisdom of Obama's executive action

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

President Obama began his immigration speech to the nation with a lie, then alternated between appeasing and taunting his critics, and wrapped up with a poetic truth.

Ann McFeatters: The Keystone pipeline, politics and the lonely snail darter

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

WASHINGTON � Surprisingly, the snail darter is not extinct.