Editorials

Editorials

White House directly threatens a free press

Freedom and democracy require an informed public. The White House on Friday fired a salvo of censorship at its disfavored news media, meant to show that any organization that displeases President Trump with the news they produce will be punished.

Editorials

Hygiene should be supported, not taxed

Many items are tax-free year-around — milk, cold medicine, baby food, antidepressants, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, acne treatments, to name a few — but feminine hygiene products, condoms and diapers are all taxed.

Editorials

Supreme Court gets transgender bathroom issue

In a little over a month, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on a Virginia case in which transgender high school senior Gavin Grimm has been told by his school that he can’t use the boys’ restroom, which he prefers, because he was born a girl.

Editorials

CPS must be a better option than crime

One report estimates about 313,000 Texans are victims of human trafficking, about 80,000 of them minor and youth victims of sex trafficking. About 78,000 of those victims had some contact with the child welfare system, says the University of Texas at Austin study.

Editorials

UIL must revamp transgender rules in athletics

Wrestler Mack Beggs of Trinity High School in Euless is transitioning from female to male and takes testosterone as part of that transition. UIL rules say he must wrestle girls if he takes part in UIL competitions, because his birth certificate says he’s female. Jim Baudhuin, a Coppell lawyer and parent of a wrestler, has filed suit against the UIL saying that testosterone, an anabolic steroid that can increase muscle and bone mass, gives Beggs an unfair advantage.

Editorials

Punishment’s harsh, but so is illegal voting

Like many others, we consider Rosa Maria Ortega’s eight-year prison sentence for voter fraud, handed down by a jury in a Tarrant County courtroom last week, to be harsh. We wish the 37-year-old mother of four children ages 12 to 16 didn’t have to go to prison, but we can’t think of the “right” way to fix the predicament she has put herself in.

Videos

TCU baseball's Evan Williams: 'We can all come in here and get the job done'

The Horned Frogs reserve outfielder starts for the first time this season and drives in three runs in a win against Arizona State.
cmendez@star-telegram.com
TCU baseball's Evan Williams: 'We can all come in here and get the job done' 0:34

TCU baseball's Evan Williams: 'We can all come in here and get the job done'

Jimmy Johnson makes rare appearance in Dallas to celebrate 1992 Cowboys Super Bowl team 4:42

Jimmy Johnson makes rare appearance in Dallas to celebrate 1992 Cowboys Super Bowl team

Cowboys legend Tony Dorsett says he's fighting CTE, cringes when he see's Zeke leap 0:59

Cowboys legend Tony Dorsett says he's fighting CTE, cringes when he see's Zeke leap

Texas transgender wrestler is awarded the girls state championship gold medal 1:01

Texas transgender wrestler is awarded the girls state championship gold medal