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New York Democrat Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives, said this on the House floor during debate over the euphemistically named Equality Act: “What any religious tradition ascribes as God’s will is no concern of this Congress.”

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Upon first hearing a local police chief had been arrested and charged for multiple offenses in another city, our reaction was no different than it would have been for anyone in a position of public trust — the public has a right to know and we needed to fulfill our obligation to ensure it did.

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As politics plays out these days, we can expect lots of indignation, raised voices and blame-shifting when the Texas House and Senate host hearings today about the electrical catastrophe that befell the state during last week’s historic winter storm.

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ERCOT, the state-controlled electric grid operator taking most of the initial blame for widespread blackouts and for all of the attendant misery over the last week, answers to the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

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Texas got close to the brink this week, as bad weather, inadequate preparation and weak leadership left millions without electricity and water, endangered in a prosperous state that ought to know better.

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‘The trouble with nearly everybody who prays is that he or she says ‘Amen’ and runs away before God has a chance to reply. Listening to God is far more important than giving Him our ideas,” said the Rev. Frank Laubach, a protestant American missionary featured on a U.S. postage stamp. He con…

Those who have worked to get lights and heat and water running this week, as well as those who kept store shelves stoked, have earned our praise and respect this week.

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Between winter electricity blackouts, a haphazard rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and the Texas government’s overall response to the pandemic over the last year, the theme of the current legislative session and the next election cycle ought to be easy.

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With a good number of Brazoria County residents being transplants from places such as Michigan, New Jersey and Pennsylvania — where sub-freezing temperatures, snow and sleet aren’t headline-making weather conditions — they know what a lot of Texas natives likely do not about what we are expe…