Evangelical Christians seem more sharply divided than ever over whether their message is about morality and evangelical Republican political power or about justice, righteousness and Democratic social concerns.
Beto O’Rourke lets the F-bomb slip in his concession speech, while Robert De Niro lets it fly at the Tony Awards. Cussing and profanity are all around us; is that the kind of society, discourse and culture we want?
Congress has reduced, then restored, funding for military housing, putting stress on service members. Washington needs a permanent funding stream so our Armed Forces aren’t worried about the homes they’re protecting.
George Washington celebrated, and the founders protected, the First Amendment religious freedom a few in the Tarrant County GOP would deny Shahid Shafi, by voting on whether to remove the Fort Worth surgeon as vice chair.
Party leadership should stop suppressing the Tarrant County Republican vote and allow a secret ballot over whether Shahid Shafi, a Muslim, can keep his vice chairmanship — though a true patriot would have resigned.
His visit to Fort Worth and Arlington reminds that John Cornyn, a former Texas Attorney General and member of the Texas Supreme Court, honors the Senate, Congress and Washington with his integrity, wisdom and common sense.
Schieffer, former host of “Face the Nation,” says the election divide is not over President Trump but over ‘two very different visions’ of America. (Also, he’s not worried about CNN’s Jim Acosta getting barred from the press room.)
This election should leave you aware that winning elections requires more than getting out the base. It requires expanding that base through principled leadership, Star-Telegram columnist Cynthia Allen says.
Fort Worth may not need selling, but I can make a case for making it your hometown — from the restaurants and cuisine to museums, parks, commute times, housing affordability, the climate and even the social climate.
Arlington voters may have mistaken the local term limits ballot question as a state or national issue, but otherwise they restored local representation with the election of Beverly Powell to the Texas Legislature.
Edmund P. Van Zandt was afraid of the country-club crowd. So he wrote the oilfield novel “The Iron Orchard” under the pen name Tom Pendleton, and a son, “Marvel’s Daredevil” actor Ned Van Zandt, brings the long-overdue movie version here this week.
Fort Worth is making healthier choices in nutrition, diet and exercise, largely thanks to the Blue Zones Project. The city, chamber, health officials, restaurants and stores work together to offer a healthy lifestyle.
Fort Worth’s public pension shortfall can be bridged if the parties continue the city’s tradition of valuing public safety and the sacrifices of those who’ve worked for less now in return for retirement security later.
Incivility, a gateway drug to hatred, is showing up in our politics, social media, Cesar Sayoc’s mail bombs and Robert Bowers’ synagogue shooting. Peace in our homes and leisure hours doesn’t command the public sphere.