All Points: Labor unions are on the decline

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that from 1983 to 2013 union membership in the U.S. declined by 3.2 million workers (to 14.5 million from 17.7 million). The percentage of wage and salary workers who were members of unions dropped from 20.1 percent to 11.3 percent. Texas had about one-fourth as many union members as New York, despite having 2.7 million more wage and salary employees.

Body cameras on cops

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

I think that it is a very good idea for all policemen to have a body camera.

Charter schools

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Cynthia M. Allen’s column about charter schools completely ignores research that concludes that many charter schools are no better than public schools and others are worse.

Diplomatic victory

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Saturday’s The New York Times Syria report stated “the Russian-U.S. initiative recently finished destroying all of Syria’s chemicals [weapons], achieving the goal the president set.”

All Points: Labor unions are on the decline in the U.S.

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that from 1983 to 2013 union membership in the U.S. declined by 3.2 million workers (to 14.5 million from 17.7 million). The percentage of wage and salary workers who were members of unions dropped from 20.1 percent to 11.3 percent. Texas had about one-fourth as many union members as New York, despite having 2.7 million more wage and salary employees.

Concern in Missouri

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

Regarding the events in Ferguson, Mo., it is appalling that President Obama, Attorney General Holder, and Governor Jay Nixon acknowledged their support for the Brown family and the city, but none of the three mentioned support of the Wilson family or Officer Wilson.

Police shootings

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

I just finished watching the local news.

Will private-school vouchers helpor hurt public education in Texas?

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

With new interim charges from outgoing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the state Senate Committee on Education will look at creating tax credits and taxpayer savings grants — both voucher programs — as cornerstones of a new school choice plan that would offer parents an alternative to public education. Are vouchers, which can be used to pay tuition for private and parochial schools, the best way to improve education in Texas, or would they further erode funding for traditional public education?

Disappointment with POTUS

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Our President is vacationing while an American was beheaded by the vilest group ever known to man in the modern world.

Shame, not smirks

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Regardless of whether or not the dual indictments against Rick Perry will be proven valid, these are serious charges.