Iraq’s religious refugees

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

The United States and our allies face a grave moral choice when it comes to the tens of thousands of Yazidi trapped on Mount Sinjar.

High healthcare costs

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

In an excellent and thorough review of the rise of and problems with free-standing ER’s, Barry Shlachter exposes to the public a problem that has been known to medicine for some time. (See: “As ERs’ business grows, so does backlash”)

Coulter makes a point

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

As a member of the church where Dr. Kent Brantly formerly worshiped, I support his mission and convalescence with love, prayers and money.

Rise of terror groups

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

When H.G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw returned from Russia with glowing reports, George Orwell wrote “Such people could not bring themselves to believe that creatures from the dark ages have come marching into the present.”

Obama’s failed policies

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

In his press conference Aug. 6, President Obama stated “good governance means everyone has a voice.”

Duplicative services

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Dr. Charles Andrews’ letter (“Don’t fix VA system,” Aug. 8) raises a valid question about the federal government duplicating existing medical services.

All Points: High cost for border security

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

The New York Times says Gov. Rick Perry’s deployment of National Guard troops is “only the latest step in a decade-long strategy … to patch together Texas’ own version of the Border Patrol on its 1,200-mile border with Mexico.” The state has spent more than $500 million on border security since 2005, an amount that outpaces all other border states and includes high-tech equipment, heavily armed boats and a $7.4 million high-altitude surveillance airplane. Is this a proper use of Texas taxpayers’ money, or should that money go to meet other state needs? Send no more than 150 words with your name, address and phone number to letters@star-telegram.com. Deadline is Wednesday for publication next Monday.

Not good for Texas

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Greg Abbott is not good for Texas.

Misstated hate

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Bob Ray Sanders in recent articles has hammered the contention that Republicans hate President Obama.

Free-standing ERs

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

I recently took a tumble in my driveway, landing most of my weight on my forehead. I had a small cut on my head and two small abrasions.