All Points: Will Texas lawmakers go right, left or middle?

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Members of the 84th Texas Legislature, which convenes at noon on Jan. 15, began prefiling bills on Nov. 10. The list of topics for the session will be broad, as usual, and will range from far right to far left. On tap will be everything from denying in-state tuition for undocumented college students to expanding Medicaid, from cutting business taxes to easing voter registration. And there’s the budget, lawmakers’ ultimate priority-setting mechanism. On the whole, do you believe the Legislature leans too far right, too far left or strikes a balance?

Letters: Immigration action reaction; police shootings; thankful for nurses

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

The Republicans say that Obama using his executive authority to deal with the amnesty issue, after they refused to submit their solution and blocked the Democrat-proposed option, will “poison the well.”

Former SEAL Robert O’Neill says he shot bin Laden — so is he a hero?

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Robert O’Neill, a former Navy SEAL, has told several media outlets that he was the person who shot and killed Osama bin Laden, breaking the “code” among special operations military personnel of not seeking recognition or reward for their work. Regardless of his reported heroic actions, is a SEAL who breaks that code a hero to you? And, should there even be such a code?

Letters: End daylight-saving; don’t complain; shame on FSU

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

I’ve never heard of state Rep. Dan Flynn nor am I sure where Van, Texas, might be, but I was glad to read that he has filed House Bill 150 to abolish daylight-saving time.

Reject EPA overreach; stay home on Thanksgiving; law built on lies

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

In an eye-opening new report, the Texas grid operator warns that the Envronmental Protecttion Agency’s proposed power-plant emissions rule might raise Texans’ electricity rates by up to 20 percent.

Letters: Sentence too harsh; continue the fight; an end to Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

I am grateful to Bob Ray Sanders for his recent column about the scheduled upcoming execution of Scott Panetti.

All Points: Is this SEAL a hero?

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Robert O’Neill, a former Navy SEAL, has told several media outlets that he was the person who shot and killed Osama bin Laden, breaking the “code” among special operations military personnel of not seeking recognition or reward for their work. Regardless of his reported heroic actions, is a SEAL who breaks that code a hero to you? And, should there even be such a code?

All Points: Is this SEAL a hero?

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Robert O’Neill, a former Navy SEAL, has told several media outlets that he was the person who shot and killed Osama bin Laden, breaking the “code” among special operations military personnel of not seeking recognition or reward for their work. Regardless of his reported heroic actions, is a SEAL who breaks that code a hero to you? And, should there even be such a code?

Missing the story

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

TCU’s standings, the French landing on a comet or memos predicting a win-less Wendy Davis were all bigger stories than Jonathan Gruber.

Why Davis failed

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

It is being reported that Wendy Davis and her campaign staff are puzzled that she failed to move Texas women to her side (Star-Telegram, Nov. 7). After all, the cornerstone of her campaign was to empower women in business and health care.