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We can control our personal computers on our shoulders, and let’s tell them to bring up only the happy files about our fathers for Father’s Day.

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Gov. Greg Abbott's pronouncement Texas will build a border wall is fodder for a big policy debate, starting with where federal and state power over the border start and stop. But the politics are easy, as Donald Trump has already illustrated.

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Fifth-grade violinists from Grandview, TX, Elementary School are accustomed to taking Branson, MO, by storm, but this year they wowed audiences despite the “double whammy” of rainstorms and a pandemic.

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A renegade heir to political royalty, a soon-to-be-former state Supreme Court justice and an indicted incumbent could make the race for Texas attorney general the contest to watch in next year’s Republican primary.

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Play ball! Minor League Baseball is back in Texas, but there is one important part missing. After 133 years, the Texas League is gone.

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Many in the Democratic base, and certainly in its progressive wing, appear to expect the Senate to pass far-reaching, historic, groundbreaking legislation in the mold of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal and Lyndon Johnson's Great Society — even though FDR and LBJ had huge Senate majorities while Biden has none.

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Would you vote by mail if you had to drive hours to a post office to mail your ballot? That question confronts the United States Supreme Court this session in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, which analysts see as one of the most important voting rights cases in a decade.

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Ever-deepening Christian faith is called upon by believers who sometimes are challenged by their “trust and obey” commitment.

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James M eredith was walking down Highway 51 just south of Hernando, Mississippi. It was June 6, 1966, the second day of his planned 220-mile trek from Memphis to Jackson, which he undertook to encourage Black people to overcome racist intimidation and to register to vote.

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While a father of a 15-year-old girl, who was rebellious and abusive of him, watched his daughter eat his food, he thought, “With the energy she is getting from the meal I provide, she may continue to say ‘You aren’t all that, Dad!’ She is going to talk against me to therapists. She is going…

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‘Perhaps an interesting column would be on why the Texas legislature meets every other year. It seems that back in the 1800s when it was set up, it was dangerous to travel, so they did not travel often. Traveling by horse and carrying guns for protection in the 1800s was dangerous, traveling…

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Texas is the latest state to have a big fight over reforming its election laws. Remember that in Georgia, some Democrats — like President Joe Biden — said a Republican-passed law that made several commonsense changes to election practices was “Jim Crow on steroids.” You won’t be surprised so…

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It's little surprise state Rep. Cody Vasut would post a complaint to social media about his Democratic colleagues in the Texas House, who walked out of the chamber Sunday night to prevent the passage of bills they found to be particularly abominable.

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Expertly written and acted, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum has been ransacked as an eye-catcher for many projects, presentations, and programs over the years. Based on the book and Broadway play, the 1960s movie awakened in humankind that funny things do happen along the way,…

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Some years ago in marriage counseling, a husband kept using the “F” word in his response to his wife. Very carefully, I said, “You need to drop that word from your vocabulary and never use it again. That word just can’t be an asset to avoiding divorce. It’s impossible.”

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Presiden t Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met Tuesday in the Oval Office with the family of George Floyd, the man who died one year ago in the custody of Minneapolis police. The occasion is an opportunity to look at the enormous upheaval the reaction to Floyd’s death has caused i…

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As a four-year-old when World War II began in 1941, my understanding of the enormity of it all escaped me. I was busy perusing comic books at the time, intrigued by Superman jumping tall buildings in a single bound.

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The more we learn about the true dimensions of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, the worse it is. Now, a new report says in the last few months, U.S. authorities have encountered illegal border crossers not just from Mexico, or the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador an…

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President Joe Biden and House Republicans alike are revising history when asserting that the new administration set records in U.S. job creation — either the best ever or among the worst, depending on the vantage point. The truth is in between.

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Easily the most famous line of President Gerald Ford’s first remarks after being sworn into the Oval Office following Richard Nixon’s resignation are these: “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.”

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Here we are, with two weeks to go in the regular legislative session, and many of the big things that appeared on the to-do list back in January remain unfinished.