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  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    June 3, 2014 12:01 PM

    Houston Chronicle. May 28, 2014. Texas Tea: With political turmoil afoot, can state government address our many needs? "You think Texas Democrats have it bad," a Texas Democratic officeholder was saying a few days ago, "but it's moderate Republicans you ought to feel sorry for. They're quickly becoming an endangered... more »
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    May 20, 2014 12:01 PM

    Houston Chronicle. May 16, 2014. Climate change is real: Debating the reality of climate change is a waste of time. Debating what to do is not The recent report on climate change from the U.N.-chartered Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a sober reminder that what we as individuals happen... more »
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    April 29, 2014 7:50 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. April 23, 2014. A case to rattle anyone's confidence in Texas' criminal-justice system Call it the case of the forgotten inmate. Or call it "one of those one-in-a-million deals," to use the words of a former lawyer for the inmate. Either way, if this one doesn't... more »
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    April 22, 2014 4:52 PM

    Houston Chronicle. April 18, 2014. Texas is changing: Improving education conditions for black and brown kids is key to a bright future It's easy to imagine that politicians would fall all over themselves to take credit for an economic outlook that looked like this: Enough new jobs are coming to... more »
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    April 15, 2014 12:01 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. April 12, 2014. Good and bad news in effort to upgrade criminal justice There's good news and bad news in the category of getting it right on Texas criminal justice. Attorney General Greg Abbott has made a good call in upholding State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy's... more »
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    April 1, 2014 7:44 PM

    San Antonio Express-News. March 31, 2014. Education better but Texas still in cellar Judge John Dietz is expected to decide in May whether Texas' funding of public schools is inadequate and, therefore, unconstitutional. In a preliminary ruling last year, the state district judge ruled against the state but wanted to... more »
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    March 18, 2014 8:34 PM

    San Antonio Express-News. March 13, 2014. Border fence not same as reform If and when immigration reform is reprised, talk of "the fence" will spout as reliably as Old Faithful. Consider, then, the difficult experience of just one part of the 56 miles of the existing border fence and wall... more »
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    March 11, 2014 1:01 PM

    The Eagle of Bryan-College Station. March 9, 2014. We must be careful in cutting our defense budget "The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without." Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower may have been the... more »
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    February 25, 2014 12:01 PM

    Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Feb. 23, 2014. We're not electing Alamo defenders against Satan If there's one question Texas voters should answer for themselves before casting ballots in the primary election, it's this: Does Candidate (Fill In The Blank) really think we're that stupid? A troubling pattern has emerged in several... more »
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    February 4, 2014 12:01 PM

    San Antonio Express-News. Jan. 31, 2014. Texas' real gap: Between heart, politics The facts are pretty basic: About 1 million Texans 115,000 in Bexar County could be eligible for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but won't be able to get it. Because they live in Texas. Because Texas... more »
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    January 28, 2014 7:17 PM

    Houston Chronicle. Jan. 21, 2014. Far-right strategy: Day is coming when GOP candidates ignore zealots and talk to plain Texans House Speaker John Boehner defying tea party naysayers to get a budget deal passed. The Lone Star State's tea party tornado, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, at 5 percent and sinking... more »
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    January 7, 2014 12:01 PM

    Houston Chronicle. Jan. 3, 2014. Willful neglect? Proactive action needed to close the holes in safety net that West plant explosion exposed In the small Central Texas town of West, the healing continues nearly nine months after the April fertilizer-plant explosion that killed 15 people, injured an estimated 300 and... more »
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    January 2, 2014 10:39 AM

    Austin American-Statesman. Jan. 1, 2014. Drone testing center is good news for Texas The drones are coming. And Texas invited them. This week's announcement that Texas will host one of six programs authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to begin testing unmanned aircraft is a huge coup for the state... more »
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    December 26, 2013 10:07 AM

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Dec. 21, 2013. Mandatory sentences not appropriate for juvenile cases Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has joined the crowd of people who want to see a Keller 16-year-old behind bars for a Tarrant County DWI crash that killed four people in June. Not surprising for a political figure... more »
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    December 17, 2013 12:01 PM

    Austin American-Statesman. Dec. 13, 2013. Texas' health ranking nothing to brag about Texas ranked 36th on an annual measure of the health of each state released last week. The cynically inclined might respond with surprise that the state ranked that high, given that about 25 percent of Texans lack health... more »
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    December 10, 2013 7:26 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. Dec. 8, 2013. An issue of destructive distrust When was the last time you received change from a cashier and simply slipped it into your pocket or purse without counting it? Or the last time you closed an agreement with a handshake instead of a lawyered,... more »
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    December 3, 2013 12:01 PM

    Longview News-Journal. Nov. 27, 2013. Flap over curriculum is political pandering If it's true that parents in Spring Hill ISD oppose the curriculum being used in their schools, they have a local means to address it. We don't believe meddling from the state's lieutenant governor is appropriate, however. And David... more »
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    November 26, 2013 12:01 PM

    Killeen Daily Herald. Nov. 24, 2013. Military's handling of sexual assaults a divisive issue When the Senate returns from its two-week Thanksgiving break, it will face a vote that will have a profound effect on the military justice system. The issue at stake is how the armed services handle sexual... more »
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    November 19, 2013 12:01 PM

    San Antonio Express-News. Nov. 14, 2013. JFK's call to selflessness is his legacy SAN ANTONIO The bullets killed a president and wounded a nation. This week it will be 50 years later and the pain remains searing for millions of Americans a loss so deep that they can still remember... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    November 5, 2013 6:13 PM

    Houston Chronicle. Oct. 31, 2013. A UT history lesson In the pages of the Houston Chronicle a few years ago, the son of a Texas governor offered the current governor a history lesson regarding the balance of power between the governor and the Legislature when it comes to higher education.... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    October 22, 2013 3:59 PM

    Austin American-Statesman. Oct. 16, 2013. Lieutenant governor's race turns toward absurdity When Wendy Davis announced her candidacy for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination two weeks ago, we called on the state senator from Fort Worth and her likely Republican opponent in next year's general election, Attorney General Greg Abbott, to make... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    October 15, 2013 2:21 PM

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Oct. 10, 2013. Plant inspection and fines come a little too late for people of West The Occupational Safety and Health Administration closed the barn door in West on Wednesday "after the cow is already out." At least that's how Mayor Tommy Muska put it upon learning... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    October 8, 2013 12:01 PM

    Galveston County Daily News. Oct. 2, 2013. ObamaCare: Fix it, don't fight it Here's a suggestion to the Texas congressional delegation on ObamaCare: Fix it. Don't fight it. A national health care system is not popular in Texas. Congressional representatives have little to lose by supporting the quixotic effort to... more »
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    October 1, 2013 12:01 PM

    Houston Chronicle. Sept. 25, 2013. It's all about Ted: A colossal waste of time results in the spotlight shining hotly on tea party favorite You have to hand it to Ted Cruz. In his meeting with the Chronicle editorial board last year and in countless campaign speeches during his two-year... more »
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    September 24, 2013 12:01 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. Sept. 18, 2013. Higher standards for the ultimate punishment An American Bar Association panel's groundbreaking assessment of Texas' death penalty is a road map toward a fairer and saner system of imposing the ultimate penalty, one rid of peculiarities that leave the state open to error... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    September 10, 2013 9:21 PM

    Houston Chronicle. Sept. 6, 2013. Up from Ike? Five years after the hurricane, has the wind gone out of our will to recover? Five years after Hurricane Ike brought enormous destruction to Southeast Texas, we must ask: Why has the urgency to prepare for the inevitable "next one" that Hurricane... more »
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    September 3, 2013 5:45 PM

    The Facts of Brazoria County. Aug. 31, 2013. Voter ID suit will resolve questions Howls of protest came from Republican state officials last week when the Justice Department said it would sue Texas to block the new voter ID law. What came up lacking was any real argument against the... more »
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    August 13, 2013 9:21 PM

    Houston Chronicle. Aug. 8, 2013. Why Ted, why? It's a fool's errand to block Obamacare and bring disaster on the government and GOP Ted Cruz is a smart man. Texas' junior U.S. senator is an expert on the U.S. Constitution and a brilliant, Harvard-educated trial lawyer who has appeared before... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    July 9, 2013 4:22 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. July 4, 2013. Immigration reform needs pragmatism to override purity The flush of optimism from the Senate passing a long-awaited and even longer-needed comprehensive reform of our immigration laws quickly gave way to a pessimistic realism: "DOA." One after another, House Republicans stepped forward to thank... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    June 4, 2013 5:58 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. June 2, 2013. Update Section 5 of Voting Rights Act, don't toss it Every time we enter a voting booth, we collectively make a national statement that each of us matters, that we are free and independent and control our destiny. That we choose to be... more »
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    May 28, 2013 4:08 PM

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram. May 25, 2013. Dewhurst's call for a special session isn't really about the public good For proof positive that Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is running scared, look no further than his call for a special legislative session to pass bills on guns, abortion restrictions, school vouchers... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    May 28, 2013 12:01 PM

    The Odessa American. May 24, 2013. Pure-D politics, Rick Perry-style The urgency bordering on panic to squeeze a tax break for Texas businesses into the state's 2013 biennial budget with mere days left in the regular session is more sorry and silly than it is mysterious. As they say up... more »
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    May 21, 2013 12:01 PM

    El Paso Times. May 20, 2013. Military 'crisis': Sex crimes seen as epidemic The nation's top military leaders admit that they've failed to check an epidemic of sexual assault and sexual harassment in our uniformed services. "We're losing the confidence of the women who serve that we can solve this... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    May 14, 2013 12:01 PM

    The Eagle of Bryan-College Station. May 11, 2013. Sometimes having the government we want simply costs more We humans are a funny bunch. We demand smaller government, but at the same time cry out for more and better services. We certainly think we pay too much to the government and... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    May 7, 2013 12:01 PM

    Waco Tribune-Herald. May 5, 2013. If no one tells the feds, then are we responsible for disasters such as West's? Two weeks ago, with the ruins of the West Fertilizer Company still smoldering, preliminary reporting by the Trib suggested that, for all the state and federal agencies charged with oversight,... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    April 30, 2013 12:01 PM

    Longview News-Journal. April 24, 2013. West's message: Chemical plant regulation necessary, needs revamp All the facts are not yet known and investigators have not said with certainty what caused a deadly explosion last week at a fertilizer plant in West. But we have learned since the blast that West Fertilizer... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    April 23, 2013 6:19 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. April 19, 2013. Lesson's form West disaster The potential for the widespread devastation that occurred in West should have been foreseen, especially given the known destructive power of chemical fertilizers containing volatile ammonia-based compounds. Ammonium nitrate, which was stored at the West Fertilizer Co., is what... more »
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    April 16, 2013 12:01 PM

    Houston Chronicle. April 12, 2013. SPRIT needs radical treatment Can the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas survive its scandals? How can voters and scientists ever be able to trust the state-funded entity again? And how can we be sure that the institute will award grants to the proposals... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    April 2, 2013 12:01 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. March 26, 2013. Regents, quit micromanaging UT and Bill Powers The incessant firefight over the University of Texas at Austin's leadership is targeting school President Bill Powers. It's also about something larger: management philosophy. Should regents set policy and then let a school's leaders run the... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    March 27, 2013 7:43 PM

    From: Austin American-Statesman, March 27, 2013. Vietnam sacrifices did mean something State Rep. Wayne Smith was a few minutes into his speech at the groundbreaking for the monument to Texas' Vietnam War veterans when a helicopter flew overhead. Smith, a draftee who served in Vietnam, looked up toward the sounds... more »
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    March 19, 2013 12:01 PM

    Austin American-Statesman. March 13, 2013. Heed Jefferson's call to keep Texas courts accessible There are some lucky souls out there whose only contact with the justice system will be watching "Law and Order" episodes in syndication. But if circumstances toss you off the couch and into the cold and confusing... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    March 13, 2013 12:01 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. March 10, 2013. Fighting for transparency in Texas government There's good news and threatening news out of the bill hopper in Austin for yesterday's kickoff of Sunshine Week, the national observance of the public's right to know what goes on within government. On the upside, state... more »
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    March 5, 2013 7:23 PM

    San Angelo Standard-Times. March 4, 2013. Voting Rights Act is still needed in Texas, other states. It is the misfortune of Shelby County, Ala., to challenge a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a landmark piece of civil rights legislation, following an election when political partisans tried... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    February 26, 2013 12:01 PM

    Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Feb. 22, 2013. Immigration's fatal path shows need for reform First, let's get this much out of the way: The civil rights activists at last week's protest in Falfurrias are correct: The remains of all unidentified people discovered in the brush should be DNA-tested to increase the... more »
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    February 19, 2013 12:01 PM

    Longview News-Journal. Feb. 17, 2013. Would this get Congress to work? We recently wrote in this space that the "no budget, no pay" plan touted as a means to get federal lawmakers to do their jobs is little more than a meaningless gimmick. Now comes David Walker, a former U.S.... more »
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    February 12, 2013 7:52 PM

    El Paso Times. Feb. 10, 2013. School funding: Fix is needed, finally There was but a peep of a cheer by Texas' poorer school districts after a school-funding ruling this week; it was quickly followed by a "now what?" The bottom line is the funding mechanism violates the Texas Constitution.... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    February 5, 2013 12:01 PM

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Jan. 29, 2013. Was that the real Texas Gov. Rick Perry? A man calling himself Rick Perry addressed the Legislature on Tuesday. That's the same name used by the Texas governor. He said many things that indicate he might have been the real Gov. Perry: a sweet... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    January 22, 2013 12:00 PM

    El Paso Times. Jan. 20, 2013. Tax money: Stop diverting state funds It appears Texas is finally getting serious about not diverting dedicated funds after the mess that practice seems to have made in the transportation department. Diverting is intended to be a way to creatively fund items without levying... more »
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    January 15, 2013 5:34 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. Jan. 14, 2013. Texas' problem with women's health care Texas lawmakers determined in 2011 that taxpayers should not fund anything even tangentially related to abortion services, so they passed legislation designed to deny funds to the national reproductive health-services provider Planned Parenthood. As a result, the... more »
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    January 15, 2013 5:16 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. Jan. 14, 2013. Texas' problem with women's health care Texas lawmakers determined in 2011 that taxpayers should not fund anything even tangentially related to abortion services, so they passed legislation designed to deny funds to the national reproductive health-services provider Planned Parenthood. As a result, the... more »
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    January 1, 2013 12:01 PM

    Austin American-Statesman. Dec. 27, 2010. A necessary inquiry into veterans' deaths A team of Austin American-Statesman reporters spent six months investigating how hundreds of Texas veterans have died since coming home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This month, more than two months after the results of the Statesman... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    December 25, 2012 12:01 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. Dec. 21, 2012. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison put Texas first The Dallas Citizens Council wrapped up a recent glowing luncheon tribute to Kay Bailey Hutchison with numerous prominent residents proclaiming on a video, "Welcome Home, Kay." This newspaper suspects that many of them were also privately... more »
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    December 18, 2012 12:01 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. Dec. 14, 2012. Affirm gays' right to marry This newspaper applauds the Supreme Court's recent decision to hear arguments in two same-sex marriage cases one on California's Proposition 8, which bans such marriages, and one regarding the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal benefits to... more »
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    November 27, 2012 12:01 PM

    Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Nov. 23, 2012. Perry's decision is bad for Texans' health, wallets Texas appears uniquely capable of helping its uninsured find health insurance and proving it can do a better job of it than the federal government. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, for example, is Texas' way... more »
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    November 20, 2012 10:17 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. Nov. 16, 2012. Idea of Texas secession amounts to roadkill It's hard to take seriously the thousands of people who have signed a petition urging Texas to amicably divorce the rest of the union. Even in the fiercely independent Lone Star State, this idea is roadkill.... more »
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    November 20, 2012 11:01 AM

    The Dallas Morning News. Nov. 16, 2012. Idea of Texas succession amounts to roadkill It's hard to take seriously the thousands of people who have signed a petition urging Texas to amicably divorce the rest of the union. Even in the fiercely independent Lone Star State, this idea is roadkill.... more »
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    November 13, 2012 11:01 AM

    Houston Chronicle. Nov. 9, 2012. A real drug lab in two states Colorado and Washington made history on Election Day when their citizens voted to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. The temptation for wordplay is high (we're allowed one), but the time for pot jokes is over. These... more »
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    November 6, 2012 11:01 AM

    Houston Chronicle. Nov. 2, 2012. Stop shooting from helicopters Late last month in Hidalgo County, sharpshooters in a state Department of Public Safety helicopter opened fire on a pickup truck that fled from police. The troopers suspected that the truck was smuggling drugs. But in point of fact, it was... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    October 16, 2012 12:01 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. Oct. 12, 2012. Hoping for California death penalty repeal It shouldn't surprise us in Texas that Californians cite weaknesses in our criminal justice system in supporting a ballot proposition to ban executions in that bluest of blue states. If that helps make the case with some... more »
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    October 2, 2012 12:01 PM

    San Antonio Express-News. Sept. 29, 2012. Ruling is a victory for transparency Texas laws on public information and open meetings are only as effective as the penalties that compel officials to take notice and follow them. People in positions of power are not naturally disposed to be conscientious about public... more »
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    September 25, 2012 12:01 PM

    Waco Tribune-Herald. Sept. 17, 2012. Texas Education Agency becomes part of the problem The Republican leanings of this newspaper and this community should never preclude our demand that local, state and federal government not only live up to promises made but demonstrate unflinching public accountability, transparency and integrity. That's why... more »
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    September 11, 2012 12:01 PM

    San Angelo Standard-Times. Sept. 6, 2012. Will lawmakers learn lessons from court decisions The fallout from last year's colossal redistricting flop continues. Last week a federal court in Washington, D.C., delivered an outcome that should have been obvious to Republican lawmakers as soon as they wrapped up their handiwork in... more »
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    September 4, 2012 5:25 PM

    San Angelo Standard-Times. Sept. 2, 2012. We know Romney better, but still not well enough The primary aim of last week's Republican National Convention was to give Americans a better insight into Mitt Romney The Person. There were a few stumbles along the way (it's safe to say Clint Eastwood's... more »
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    August 8, 2012 4:31 PM

    Houston Chronicle. Aug. 4, 2012. Don't mess with Texas waters It's the kind of small story it would be easy enough to pass by or skim over lightly on your daily tour of the Chronicle: "State takes aim at tiny mussels," read the headline. That headline stopped us long enough... more »
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    July 31, 2012 12:00 PM

    The Victoria Advocate. July 29, 2012. Questions need to be asked, answered The county line that separates Goliad County and Bee County is 869 miles north of Mexico City and 1,572 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. This past Sunday, however, a lonely spot between Goliad and Beeville on US Highway... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    July 24, 2012 12:00 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. July 21, 2012. Health exchange would benefit Texans This newspaper didn't think the Affordable Care Act was the best health care overhaul for America, but for the life of us we can't figure out why Gov. Rick Perry is so rock-solid against implementing sensible parts of... more »
  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    July 10, 2012 12:01 PM

    Corpus Christi Caller-Times. July 3, 2012. Texans' health should figure into the battle plan Texas, one of 27 states that opposed the federal health care act in court, actually won something from the Supreme Court's decision last week upholding the legislation. The court sided with Texas in preserving a state's... more »
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    July 3, 2012 12:01 PM

    Houston Chronicle. June 29, 2012. Roberts rules with health care opinion On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court proved once more the wisdom of the axiom that those who say they know how the court will rule don't; and those who do know aren't saying. The majority ruling written by Chief... more »
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    June 26, 2012 5:41 PM

    Corpus Christi Caller-Times. June 20, 2012. A presidential, partial solution on immigration President Barack Obama made five correct statements about his decision Friday to ease up on immigration enforcement against young people: "This is not amnesty. This is not immunity. This is not a path to citizenship. This is not... more »
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    June 19, 2012 12:01 PM

    Houston Chronicle. June 15, 2012. Weather Service must staff up for hurricane season Every summer, hurricanes threaten millions, if not billions, of dollars in economic damage, and dozens, hundreds or even thousands of deaths. Hurricanes cannot be negotiated with; they cannot be prevented; they cannot be stopped. They are inexorable... more »
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    June 5, 2012 12:01 PM

    Austin American-Statesman. June 1, 2012. Bradley's loss a signal to prosecutors Prosecutors across Texas should take careful note of the message Williamson County voters sent them this week: Don't confuse justice with conviction counts. For more than a decade, incumbent Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley was a formidable force... more »
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    May 22, 2012 4:56 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. May 18, 2012. It might be time to downsize the banks So how big is a $2 billion loss for a megabank? For JPMorgan Chase, $2 billion is only a fraction of its assets large enough to send shock waves around the globe but not enough... more »
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    May 8, 2012 4:20 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. May 5, 2012. Exonerations point at urgency of reform DNA technology has cast its magic again, clearing the names this week of two more innocent Dallas men who were railroaded in a rape case based on mistaken eyewitness testimony. Let them hear it again, right here:... more »
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    May 1, 2012 12:01 PM

    Amarillo Globe-News. April 26, 2012. Clinton is right: Ideology can hurt Few political observers have compared the 42nd president of the United States with the 36th. But what former President Bill Clinton intoned this week at West Texas A&M University well might have brought back memories of the late President... more »
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    April 10, 2012 12:01 PM

    Corpus Christi Caller-Times. April 5, 2012. Texas Supreme Court affirms its unfortunate ruling on beach access It's hard to imagine that the Texas Legislature in 1959 was any less property rights-conscious than today's and all in between. Considering the nation's fear of a Red Menace back then, Texas officials then,... more »
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    March 27, 2012 12:01 PM

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram. March 25, 2012. Politics surrounding the Affordable Care Act are clearer than the legal issues The closer it got to Affordable Care Act argument Monday, the larger the significance of the cases before the Supreme Court seemed to grow. Republicans in Congress attacked various pieces of the... more »
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    March 15, 2012 2:33 PM

    The Dallas Morning News. March 14, 2012. Enterprise Fund gets a winner with Apple Gov. Rick Perry's Texas Enterprise Fund scored a major coup last week when Apple Inc. announced plans to expand its operations in Austin. While this newspaper has been critical in the past of some aspects of... more »
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    February 28, 2012 12:01 PM

    Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Feb. 23, 2012. Asset forfeiture is a misused law enforcement tool Asset forfeiture laws pose risks greater than corruption of law enforcers who use the proceeds to enrich themselves illegally. The laws encourage agencies, especially underfunded ones, to turn into predators rather than crime fighters. Drugs headed... more »
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    February 14, 2012 5:03 PM

    Houston Chronicle. Feb. 8, 2012. An unplanned benefit for Planned Parenthood. A variety of unexpected developments startled women's health supporters last week, starting with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation's surprise funding cut to Planned Parenthood. Now that the uproar has begun to subside, however, another revelation may... more »
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    January 10, 2012 11:50 AM

    Houston Chronicle, Jan. 6 There's got to be a better way to finance education http://bit.ly/zSoPgh The state of Texas is facing multiple lawsuits over school finance as it heads into the New Year. It's not as if the litigation was totally unexpected. School district administrators from across the state were... more »
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    December 27, 2011 1:50 PM

    Beaumont Enterprise. Dec. 26, 2011. Perry's run for president costs Texas taxpayers If the governor leaves Texas for brief periods, few taxpayers would question a law that allows the lieutenant governor to receive about $400 per day for acting as the state's chief executive. But that law didn't envision something... more »
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    December 20, 2011 12:48 PM

    Austin American-Statesman. Dec. 19, 2011. Texas juries choosing life without parole Whatever the reason for the decline in the number of executions in Texas, it is welcome news. According to statistics recently released, death sentences in Texas are at an all-time low. As the American-Statesman's Mike Ward recently reported, Texas... more »
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    December 13, 2011 1:38 PM

    Amarillo Globe-News. Dec. 9, 2011. State park system is worth saving Texas' cherished system of state parks is in trouble. And the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reaching out to a potential rescuer: the very people who use these parks for their enjoyment. TP&W held a series of press... more »

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