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How nervous are some Democrats about Joe Biden's chances against President Trump this November? Nervous enough to entertain the notion that another Democrat — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — might swoop in and save the day.

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One of the most fascinating childhood tidbits I have shared with our mostly Texas-raised staff members past and present has to do with how we kept our feet dry in the winter.

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Not much actually has changed in how Brazoria County is choosing to dispense justice during the coronavirus pandemic. Prosecutors and judges are looking closely at each individual case and making their best judgment about how to protect the health and welfare of others.

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It’s a challenge my 106-year-old Uncle Mort hasn’t faced — not ever — and the same is true for the rest of us.

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Historically, it takes a war to postpone or cancel the modern Olympic Games. Since 1896, there have been three cancellations — the 1916 Berlin games (World War I); and the 1940 and 1944 games (World War II) in Japan, then Helsinki, Finland, and, for the latter games, London and Italy. That’s…

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Give Joe Biden some credit. On Jan. 27, he published an op-ed in USA Today recognizing that the coronavirus outbreak could become a big problem. But he devoted nearly the entire piece to bashing President Donald Trump — who was then fighting off impeachment from Biden’s old Democratic collea…

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Acclaims and a shame are a collection of short hits of opinion compiled by members of The Facts editorial board. Today's topics include dedicated workers, feeding out-of-school children and a man who accused of faking coronavirus to get time off.

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My Uncle Mort, who lives so far out in the country that nobody passes his house going to town, called the other day.

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Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 92nd day of 2020. There are 274 days left in the year.

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Today is Thursday, April 2, the 93rd day of 2020. There are 273 days left in the year.

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Today is Sunday, March 29, the 89th day of 2020. There are 277 days left in the year.

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Today is Monday, March 30, the 90th day of 2020. There are 276 days left in the year.

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Today is Tuesday, March 31, the 91st day of 2020. There are 275 days left in the year.

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The United States has never experienced anything quite like the economic disjuncture caused by the spread of the new coronavirus. Airports and malls are empty. Restaurants and movie theaters are closed. The collapse is happening so fast it isn’t visible yet in standard data like the unemploy…

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Ministers like Joel Osteen figured out long ago that the message of God could be spread effectively far beyond the walls of a building. With the proliferation of television, the people who would become known as televangelists attracted millions of people seeking salvation.

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It’s OK that the House, Senate and White House are still negotiating over the next corona-action bill — that’s democracy, even when the nation faces a challenge like this epidemic. And it’s why Congress will have to figure out how to stay in session, or at least on-call, for the duration.

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It’s increasingly likely Americans could get checks for $1,000 or more as part of a $1 trillion stimulus bill the Trump administration announced it was seeking this week. This could be the difference between rent and homelessness for thousands in Brazoria County in the wake of the COVID-19 p…

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It's an indisputable fact that the Democratic Party has moved left in recent years. Now, the party is about to choose a standard bearer in the person of former Vice President Joe Biden, and what has become clear is that Biden has not only shifted left with his party over the years, he has taken significant leftward steps in recent weeks.

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As American life slows to nearly a crawl in response to the threat of coronavirus, our thoughts today go to the dreamers, the small business owners who pour their money and hearts into their work, employ our neighbors and comprise the fabric of what it means to live in a small town.