Cynthia M. Allen

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Closing the opportunity gap with school choice

The events that have recently overtaken Ferguson, Mo. have exposed much more than just the vestiges of racial distrust and strained law enforcement-citizen relationships.

They remind us how the poverty of opportunity in too many American communities — particularly those that are poor and minority — is a powerful contributor to the persistent racial divide that plagues our cities and suburbs and feeds the cycle of dependence and despair. Read more

Bud Kennedy

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Joel Burns wins again on Twitter, puts ‘Fort Worth’ on US Airways’ map

As Fort Worth’s unofficial ambassador to the East Coast, Joel Burns is still sticking up for Cowtown.

On his way to and from graduate school near Boston, he’s reading a lot of magazines and noting the need for a few corrections. Read more

Mike Norman

| |Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

Perry’s crafted image is still a work in progress

Rick Perry’s best asset as a political campaigner is his common-man charm. One-on-one, he comes across as a sincere, down-to-earth guy who is in close touch with what real people want.

He has successfully led the nation’s second most-populous state for more than 13 years, but he still has a lot of West Texas dust on his boots. Read more

Bob Ray Sanders

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

The border terrorists scare more hype than reality

Let’s just be honest: The whole border security frenzy is a political scam perpetuated on a frightened, gullible public by “leaders” bent on scoring points during a high-stakes election year.

The constant call for more border protection and the deployment of National Guard troops, Department of Public Safety officers and even game wardens to defend us against the phantom terrorists coming through our “back door” from Mexico is a stunt. Read more