What should Texas politicians do to capture the elusive Hispanic vote?

Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

In this and every election season, Texas politicians head for the Rio Grande Valley to demonstrate their keen interest in Hispanic voters. But around 4.5 million of the state’s 9.5 million Hispanics live in the Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio metropolitan areas, while only 1.1 million live in the Valley.

All Points: What should the U.S. do to fight climate change?

Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

President Barack Obama recently said at the U.N. Climate Summit that “no nation is immune to climate change.” He detailed an ambitious clean energy agenda and highlighted carbon emission reductions the U.S. has made to combat the problem. But not all of the world's major economies have similar goals or plans. What can the U.S. realistically do to mitigate any potential damage caused by climate change? How much should the U.S. do, given the possible impact on the nation’s economy and the failure of other countries to act similarly?

Greene for Congress

Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

What has Kay done for you lately besides vote to shut down your government, vote against her own gender in the workplace and represent the big corporations over you, her constituents?

Do-nothing Congress

Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014

I noticed Rep. Joe Barton was a “not voting” member on the week’s legislative accomplishments.

Missing history

Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014

The Associated Press reports “AP history class gets low marks in Texas” (Sept. 18)

Clock is ticking

Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014

Obama still refuses to say we are at war with radical Islamic terrorists who vow to hurt us.

Cat problem

Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014

I can’t believe Arlington let 2,000 stray cats loose in the city. (See: “Year-old program has fixed 2,000 stray cats,” Wednesday, Sept. 17)

Lessons of re-entry

Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2014

The state of Texas recently received nationwide accolades for the successful effort to reduce our prison population.

Wrong role for troops

Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2014

It is a totally bad idea to send 3,000 military personnel to Africa to fight Ebola.

Mandated curriculum

Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2014

As someone who was educated in Texas public schools, and who took Advanced Placement U.S. History in high school, I was shocked and disgusted to learn of the State Board of Education’s attempt to require Texas schools to only teach a state-mandated curriculum.