Change direction

Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

I was born during the Great Depression. Milked cows for milk and raised chickens for eggs.

Return to sender

Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

I was shocked to notice a phrase added to the envelope for my vehicle registration sticker from Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector Ron Wright.

National defense

Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

If the U.S. can’t afford to provide basic medical care, feed the poor, protect our environment, maintain our infrastructure or teach our children anymore, then what exactly is our bloated military budget defending?

Soon it will be too late

Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The inability of our Congress to take any action on the issue of immigration is very frustrating.

All Points: Too late to challenge the ACA in court?

Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Two federal circuit courts have issued contradictory rulings about the Affordable Care Act. One ruled that federal insurance subsidies in the three-dozen states that did not set up their own exchanges are illegal. The other court upheld the federal exchange and its subsidies. The issue will likely be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, but at least a year from now. By then, many Americans will be accustomed to getting subsidy coverage. Has the train left the station on challenging the law, or does this need to be resolved by the court no matter what the outcome?

All Points: Is healthcare law challenge too late?

Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Two federal circuit courts have issued contradictory rulings about the Affordable Care Act. One ruled that federal insurance subsidies in the three-dozen states that did not set up their own exchanges are illegal. The other court upheld the federal exchange and its subsidies. The issue will likely be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, but at least a year from now. By then, many Americans will be accustomed to getting subsidy coverage. Has the train left the station on challenging the law, or does this need to be resolved by the court no matter what the outcome?

Politics and faith

Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

While some politicians were milking the border situation for every bit of publicity they could gain, the Texas Baptist Men were working in the Border Patrol Station in Brownsville. (See: “Texas Baptist Men say they helped border kids out of love, not for politics,” Friday).

Perry knows best

Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

It is quite amusing to read of Gov. Perry’s bravado when he tells us how he is protecting us from criminal elements and terrorists by sending National Guard troops to the border.

One-word description

Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Imagine the shock I felt when I opened the newspaper and saw that yet another politician is facing charges in a 13-count indictment.

Preserving homes

Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

The gentrification of the TCU area will continue if money and political power prevail, with developers profiting off the wealthy families of students who can afford to attend this university.