Convoluted tax code

Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

Why is the IRS tax code so convoluted and complex, and what is it supposed to accomplish?

Invitation to All Points: Campaign cash and speech

Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down aggregate limits on how much money an individual may give to political campaigns and parties (the 2014 limit had been $123,200 for the two-year election cycle) but left in place the $5,200 maximum contribution to any single campaign. The majority framed its opinion as protecting freedom of speech.

Nuclear waste in Texas

Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

The editorial “Nuclear waste move not ideal but necessary” (April 2) never mentioned the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository.

Obamacare enrollment

Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

Some news networks spent the last few days doubting and belittling Obamacare’s apparent success in enrolling more than 7 million Americans who had no health insurance, poor coverage or high rates.

Guns on military bases

Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

Dick Collier’s Saturday editorial cartoon didn’t make much sense. He called Fort Hood “another American battlefield.”

Breath vs. heartbeat

Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

In her March 12 letter, Rowena Montgomery wrote: “A fetus does not become a living soul or person until it breathes. An unborn child is a potential person.”

Artistic talents

Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

The Star-Telegram’s Saturday sampling of portraits painted by “the artist known as W.” makes me wish that he had realized his artistic ambitions much earlier in life.

Fort Worth water restrictions

Monday, Apr. 07, 2014

Blake Woodard’s argument for citizen decision-making on regulating days for yard irrigation is a good one.

Invitation to All Points: Campaign cash and free speech

Monday, Apr. 07, 2014

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down aggregate limits on how much money an individual may give to political campaigns and parties (the 2014 limit had been $123,200 for the two-year election cycle) but left in place the $5,200 maximum contribution to any single campaign. The majority framed its opinion as protecting freedom of speech.

ACA success

Saturday, Apr. 05, 2014

Not only did the president and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius meet expectations for ACA enrollment, they exceeded it.