Cynthia M. Allen

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Rome’s synod on the family only the beginning

The Vatican’s “extraordinary synod of bishops” concluded Sunday with the beatification of Pope Paul VI, an interim step on the road to sainthood.

But those who were disappointed that this wasn’t the “extraordinary” ending to a momentous meeting misunderstand what the synod was meant to accomplish. Read more

Bud Kennedy

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

For Texas Democrats, the bad news gets worse

This was never going to be Texas Democrats’ year, maybe not their decade.

But in a year when Texas voters were drifting toward church-backed conservatives on the right, Democrats turned left. Read more

Mike Norman

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

‘Superintendent’s profile’ is kind of touchy-feely

It’s been almost five months since Walter Dansby resigned as Fort Worth’s school superintendent, and we’ve determined that the person who replaces him should be someone who “possesses excellent people skills.”

That’s somewhat of an anti-climax, but OK. Read more

Bob Ray Sanders

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Time to put the brakes on building more toll roads

When the first toll road was built in Texas, it was done so with the promise that as soon as the road was paid for it would become a free highway.

The Dallas/Fort Worth Turnpike, now Interstate 30 between the two cities, started operating in 1957 and was so successful that it paid off the $57 million in bonds 10 years early. Read more