Texas license plates

Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Friday’s editorial, “Despite court ruling, Confederate flag does not belong on Texas license plate,” concluded, “If that authority [to approve/disapprove license plate designs that their committee decides upon] is taken away, perhaps the state should get out of the specialty plate business altogether.”

Editorial tribute

Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Your tribute to Reby Cary on July 18 is a moving testimonial. He will always stand as a local hero.

Time for revolution?

Saturday, Jul. 19, 2014

You can stop writing the articles about how we should show the illegals compassion since they are children.

Fracking ban proposal

Saturday, Jul. 19, 2014

Regarding “Denton leaders submit fracking back to the voter” July 16: The report by the Perryman Group states Denton would lose $251.4 million in economic activity and more than 2,000 jobs over 10 years.

Drugs and the border

Saturday, Jul. 19, 2014

If the border problems and those in Mexico, Central and South America are largely drug-related, and it appears that this is true, then instead of “securing our borders” we need to eliminate our collective drug habit.

Focus on needed fixes

Saturday, Jul. 19, 2014

John Crisp’s Wednesday Star-Telegram opinion piece (“In many was, South Texas is a lab for climate change”) implying that catastrophic disasters are coming to South Texas is a confusing mess.

Will Speaker Boehner’s lawsuit protect the Constitution, or is it a waste of time and money?

Sunday, Jul. 20, 2014

Speaker John Boehner has asked the House to approve his plan to sue President Barack Obama for delaying the Affordable Care Act mandate requiring many employers to offer government-approved health insurance to their employees. Boehner says he’s “protecting the Constitution,” while Obama called delaying the mandate “doing my job.” Is the suit a good way to protect the separation of legislative and executive powers or a political move that is an inappropriate use of taxpayer money?

All Points: Passenger plane downed over Ukraine

Sunday, Jul. 20, 2014

The situation in eastern Ukraine is extreme. Just days after President Obama announced additional economic sanctions on Russia, a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying nearly 300 people was apparently shot out of the sky. Disputes over who is responsible will likely continue, even after the results of an investigation into the crash are finalized. Assuming Russia is in some way responsible — either directly or by supporting separatists — what more can the U.S. and Europe do to rein in Russia? Are we in for another Cold War, or is it time to take more targeted action?

How would we pay?

Friday, Jul. 18, 2014

Regarding Thursday’s opinion piece, “It’s time to repeal the income tax,” I have a question for all those who think federal income tax should be repealed: How do we pay for the programs which we need to sustain a decent lifestyle and for the federal agencies which protect us such as the Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency?

Defining a scandal

Friday, Jul. 18, 2014

The right-wing has lost sight of the definition of “scandal.”