There appears to be an erroneous assumption that effective economic sanctions against Russia would penalize the Western business community.
Effective sanctions would not only reduce the likelihood of armed Russian aggression in Europe, it would make it clear that the economic security of Russia is dependent on its close integration with the world economic community.
Russia cannot survive long-term without the ability to sell energy resources to and obtain food and technology from the West.
Effective sanctions would not only contribute to peace on the European continent, the end result would be a more robust and transparent exchange of resources among nations and greater business opportunity.
— Karen Myers,
A dirty word
After thorough investigation, it’s been determined that the deadly explosion in the town of West was due to an unregulated facility.
Interesting. Because whenever our president mentions regulating industries, he gets vilified as a job killer.
At least, that’s what our governor and his political cronies scream whenever regulation is mentioned.
However, unregulated facilities have proven to be a people-killer, which is a hard truth they refuse to acknowledge.
But since Texas is a profit-over-people state, both employees and communities will remain endangered.
In Texas, regulation is a dirty word if it threatens the wealth of the affluent.
Just because you’re rich doesn’t mean your logic is sane.
— Darrel Palmer, Fort Worth
Missed Texas holiday
April 21 was the 178th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution.
There, Texas Gen. Sam Houston with an army of about 900 defeated the Mexican army under Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna, forcing him to return to Mexico.
I can only assume that by some twisted concept of political correctness, pages can be devoted to Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of the Mexicans’ victory over the French in a battle in Mexico, but not to the battle in Texas that led to independence.
— David White,
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