Mary Sanchez: Border obsession overlooks the promise of trade with Mexico

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry made headlines recently by ordering 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. This bravado comes at a price: $12 million a month. Perry plans to send the bill the federal government. That's one way to finance your presidential campaign ads.

Keep the oceans clean

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Tuesday, July 22:

Putin can't avoid responsibility for passenger jet atrocity

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Saturday, July 19:

Despite court ruling, Confederate flag does not belong on Texas license plate

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Friday, July 18:

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Adam Kwasman runs for wrong bus, leaves border issue unsolved

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

It's a revealing video.

Rekha Basu: Iowa's Branstad among governors in the wrong on immigration issue

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A few days after Iowa's governor was spotlighted on MSNBC for declaring undocumented children from Central America unwelcome in his state, "Meet the Press" highlighted one Iowa city's plan to welcome them.

Better-educated public school kids � for a price

Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, July 16:

A recount that really matters in Afghanistan

|Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Thursday, July 17:

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.