Cynthia M. Allen

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The negative about ‘affirmative consent’ laws

Whether you believe the oft-repeated statistic that 1 in 5 women in college is sexually assaulted, or agree that the claim is dubious at best as some analysts have illustrated, there is no doubt that contemporary campus culture contributes mightily to the incidence of unwanted sexual activity between young men and women.

But regulating sex, as California’s recently passed “affirmative consent” law seems to do, does little to address the underlying problems that increase female vulnerability to assault on campus. Read more

Bud Kennedy

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Neo-Nazis vs. the Klan? It must be East Texas

White racists will gather in East Texas next weekend.

Yes, even more than on any other weekend. Read more

Mike Norman

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

FWISD must show competence on bond projects

This is clear: Washington Heights Elementary School, built underground almost 40 years ago to shield students from the noise of nearby Meacham Field, has to be rebuilt.

Nearby residents were promised as much last year, and many joined other district voters in approving a $490 million bond package that included money for a new Washington Heights. Read more

Bob Ray Sanders

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Obama is fighting contagious diseases of Ebola and fear

President Obama, showing his appreciation for an American hero and demonstrating to the country there is no reason to be afraid or hysterical, embraced nurse Nina Pham in the Oval Office during her visit there Oct. 24.

Pham is the Texas Christian University graduate who contracted Ebola at a Dallas hospital while treating a patient from Liberia. She is now free of the disease. Read more