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No observer of contemporary gun politics could fail to notice a jarring disconnect between the two very different trajectories of the gun rights movement today.

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President Joe Biden’s order to release o il from the country’s strategic preserves is a political decision more than one borne of necessity. All indicators from the oil markets show them more than capable of meeting current demand.

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Thousands of local governments and plaintiff attorneys are seeking to extort companies in the drug supply chain by holding them liable for the nation’s opioid epidemic. Now armed with a jury verdict, a federal judge is holding Walgreens, Walmart and CVS hostage to a settlement.

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According to the state comptroller, Texas is heading into an election year with projections that more than $24 billion will be left over at the end of the current budget, in spite of a pandemic that began with fears that the economy might be hit as hard as public health.

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On a chilly (low-60s), wet day in Dallas this past Nov. 4, hundreds of people stood on a downtown sidewalk holding signs and flags, some even brought folding chairs. They were waiting for John F. Kennedy, Jr.

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Today is Friday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2021. There are 42 days left in the year.

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There is no question that the former Freeport Community House along the Old Brazos River would be a beautiful location for a multicultural center. But there also is little doubt that Freeport City Council’s decision to continue keeping it off-limits from development is the best long-term decision.

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Walking down the drink aisle at any grocery store will take you past hundreds of drinks, from sodas to sports drinks. Children’s drink sections are filled with a vast array of products as well. Most parents want to buy what is healthy for their children, but with so many options in the drink…

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President Joe Biden signs the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” during an event Monday on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

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A Connecticut j udge has found Alex Jones, a well-known media personality, liable in the defamation claim brought against him by parents of 6- and 7-year-old children killed in the Sandy Hook massacre for falsely claiming they were accomplices in faking the murders of their own children.

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It was a record scratch of a momen t: Texas actor and potential gubernatorial hopeful Matthew McConaughey, who is vaccinated against COVID-19, declared in an interview this week that his younger children are unvaccinated and that he wants more information.

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The last meaningful expansion of the Brazoria County courthouse complex in downtown Angleton occurred in 2004, when the West Annex opened across the street from what most of us consider the courthouse. It housed some county offices, but it did not provide space for any district courts.

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Today (Saturday) is World Kindness Day, and the banner Scripture for Christians to mark this day is Ephesians 4:32: “Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (King James version).

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For a long while — remember that in politics, two days comprise an eternity — it seemed as if the leaders of the two major parties were girding to fight the last war. Now it seems as if they are fighting to figure out what the last war really was about.

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In the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s highest-profile promise was to build the wall — that is, to construct a barrier along about 1,000 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. Once elected, Trump’s best chance to win money from Congress for a wall came in 2018, when Republican Speaker P…

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While local industry didn’t open their pockets purely a s a demonstration of altruism, it’s also true they didn’t have to open them at all. And they certainly didn’t need to put seven-digit numbers on the check when they did.