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As editor-in-chief of my high school newspaper, one of the first opinion pieces I penned — under the monicker “A Minute with Morris” — was about the state of world politics. Being 17, I knew all there was to know except for algebra, and my learned perspective on the world would provide my fe…

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Most of the vote counting is over. Most of the noise, with any luck at all, is behind us — although the Electoral College voting happens in two weeks. Cross your fingers, if you haven’t stuck them in your ears.

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Many lessons awaited a baby born in 1935 on a dry land farm in West Texas’ Tom Green County. Jimmie Royce Keeling calls all of them “blessings.”

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On the evening of election day, Nov. 7, 1876, the infamous civil war general, Daniel Sickles, circled by the Republican National Headquarters in D.C. after attending the theater to check the election results. The headquarters were vacant. The election was all but over and both candidates ass…

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The Trump campaign’s top lawyers — Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis — went into last weekend on the offensive. On Thursday, they held a news conference vowing to prove the existence of a far-ranging conspiracy to defeat the president. They were pressing a case alleging unfair voting…

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Editor's note: Facts Managing Editor Michael Morris last week for local residents' thoughts about the differences between the unrest of the 1960s and early 1970s and today. This guest column is in response to that request.

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This time of year is fun and enjoyable for most, getting to see family and friends, eating good food, etc. It also can be stressful, even without the added stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it’s finances, in-laws, not enough time, work — we all have things in our life that stress us…

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If you don’t trust the election results at the top of the ballot, there’s no reason to trust any of the rest of it, all the way down to justices of the peace, school trustees and seats on the city council.

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It is tempting — ever so tempting — to claim authorship of the headline introducing a column written a dozen years ago.

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Remember the debate over the meaning of the phrase “defund the police?” Repeated over and over on the progressive left, it seemed pretty clear — it meant cities should no longer fund, and thus effectively abolish, their police forces. But some Democrats worried embracing such a radical propo…

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Today is Friday, Nov. 20, the 325th day of 2020. There are 41 days left in the year.

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Most of what I know about the protests of the 1960s and early 1970s I learned from documentaries. Given I was still a toddler at the time, Mom and Dad weren’t plopping me down to catch up on the events of the day from Walter Cronkite.

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In a political environment like Washington, D.C., the kinds of legal perils encircling Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton might be grounds for firing, impeachment or congressional investigation.

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All but one of the Republicans running statewide campaigns in Texas this year beat their opponents by 8 to 11 percentage points. The one? President Donald Trump, who beat Joe Biden by 5.8 percentage points.

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In its effort to challenge vote counts in key states, the Trump campaign has filed lots of lawsuits that have little chance of winning. But there is one suit that it should win — not only for the Trump campaign or the 2020 election, but for all elections in the future. It’s the court fight o…

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Lots of people have cast negative ballots, said tacky things and made disparaging gestures about the year 2020 in general. The unanimous verdict indicated, as one West Texan put it, “ain’t what we signed up for.”

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Back in April, when most things shut down and we spent most of our time at home, we rediscovered board games and puzzles, family time and the j oy of riding a bike. With our broader world shuttered, we saw what sat right in front of us the whole time.

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In counseling, I’m seeing a great need for the renewal generated by church attendance. By way of sermons and Sunday school lessons, people check their lives against the gold standards in Scripture, repent and improve.