Cynthia M. Allen

| |Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014

The NFL can learn from football coaches in Texas

Hours after a video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, punching his then fiancee (now wife) and dragging her limp body out of a casino elevator, hit the Internet, his NFL team tweeted that Rice’s contract had been terminated.

That seemed like a swift and appropriate response, even in the age of speedy social media. Read more

Bud Kennedy

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

For Davis, a practiced performance in first debate, but not enough to turn the tide

The year was 1998, and Texas was weary after six years under a Democrat in the White House.

With Bill Clinton in Washington, a popular four-term Democratic official challenged a rising Republican governor. Read more

Mike Norman

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Texas lawmakers will have to tackle electronic privacy issues

No matter what we might think about Edward Snowden’s ethics and patriotism, or lack thereof, the notorious National Security Agency leaker exposed things we didn’t know before about how much information our government can and sometimes does gather about us.

The scandal that he unleashed forced decision-makers to re-examine what NSA and other agencies do, to again weigh issues of individual privacy, particularly electronic privacy, against issues of protecting the public. Read more

Bob Ray Sanders

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Memory of innocent man brings Texas politics to a halt for a little while

Tim Cole, a Fort Worth man convicted of rape and sentenced to 25 years in prison, did in death what no person alive could have done.

During one of the most competitive and contentious Texas election years in more than two decades, Tim brought the state’s top leaders from both sides of the political spectrum together. Read more