Contract language

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

I am a retired American Airlines Captain.

What’s in a name

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

If you really want to “Find ways to honor fallen soldiers,” as Elliot Goldman suggested in his article on Monday, Nov. 10, try getting the name of the highest military award right first.

Should states pass legislation that will help people ‘die with dignity’?

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman terminally ill with brain cancer, moved from Northern California to Portland, Ore., to take advantage of that state’s law allowing people the option of “death with dignity” — physician-assisted suicide. On Nov. 1, surrounded by her loved ones, she took the final step to end her life. Only five states have some form of euthanasia laws. Should that issue be on more states’ legislative agendas next year? How do you feel about the notion of an individual’s “right to die”?

All Points: Is this SEAL a hero?

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Robert O’Neill, a former Navy SEAL, has told several media outlets that he was the person who shot and killed Osama bin Laden, breaking the “code” among special operations military personnel of not seeking recognition or reward for their work. Regardless of his reported heroic actions, is a SEAL who breaks that code a hero to you? And, should there even be such a code?

A stinky program

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Well it looks like we have some ignorant Texas citizens living in the Burleson-Cleburne area. One of them actually works for the Ft Worth biosolids (BS) program.

Police problems

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

The Fort Worth police department’s core problem is that it has become a fractured social club based on politically correct diversity and lowered hiring standards to achieve it.

Fracking debate

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Fracking and shale-gas drilling have provoked a litany of “concerns” from a segment of our population fighting technology and progress.

Unfair comment

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Reader Fred Gregory wrote: “Obviously, older voters are not always the sharpest tools in the shed.”

Distracted driving

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

The distraction of texting or using a mobile device while driving has been increasing. As I look out the passenger window, I notice people focusing on phones instead of the road.

Forgetting healthcare

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

One of Greg Abbott’s priorities is passing the open-carry gun law. It must be truly vexing to be one of only seven states still missing out. Yet Texas being No. 1 in America for the highest number of uninsured is a total non-issue, not even worth a mention.