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That much news coverage is biased against President Donald Trump goes without saying. But every now and then there comes an episode of bias so egregious it deserves attention. The coverage of the president’s July 3 speech at Mount Rushmore is one of those episodes.

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It still lurks in my mind’s “crannies,” jumping to the forefront of my thoughts more often than I’d like. It was a single sentence — uttered by someone whose name I don’t know — imparting an important truth usually requiring paragraphs, chapters or even volumes.

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"Who are we?" "What are we here for?" These are some of the most fundamental questions of our lives. The answers can be tough to discern even in normal times. As statues are being torn down, the question of who we are as Americans is one we have to consider.

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Today we commemorate the birth of the United States as an independent nation, free from taxation without representation, ready to chart our own course. Our future would be our own, independence declared.

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We have to admit there are people walking among us who, as they sucked in their last gasp of air through a ventilator, ravaged by the novel coronavirus, they would gather their strength to sputter out some final words.

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Seeing few following recommendations to social distancing and mask wearing, a visitor from New York bought into the delusion of the "City With Immunity" while staying with family in Lake Jackson.

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‘We’ll leave the light on for you” is a motel chain’s slogan. It also appears to be a principal coronavirus measure for the state of Texas, where the number of available hospital beds is more influential with top leaders than the number of sick or dying Texans.

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The mayors of Lake Jackson and Clute showed leadership Friday in becoming the first southern Brazoria County cities to require businesses to require employees and customers to wear masks and social distance.

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Tom Pruett said to me this week, “I quoted you in a recent presentation. I gave your definition of a miracle: ‘A miracle is anything you do for others in the name of Christ that they cannot normally do for themselves.’”

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Regarding T he Facts’ editorial “Virus threat not enough reason to expand mail-in balloting” (7A, June 4): The arguments presented against expanding mail-in voting during the global pandemic were weak, short-sighted and displayed a cavalier attitude toward other people’s health and safety — …

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You wouldn’t drive a nail with a screwdriver or flip a steak with a garden hose. Having the right tool for the job makes all the difference — and right now, the latest research and evidence points to masks being the tool we need to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Back after Sen. John McCain made Sarah Palin his running mate on the 2008 Republican ticket and well into Barack Obama’s presidency, conservative pundits coined the term “Palin Derangement Syndrome” to respond to any criticism lobbed at the former Alaska governor.

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The time is ripe for harvesting tomatoes, and I am pleased to share with you results of a tomato demonstration project committed and tended by yours truly and Brazoria County Master Gardeners.

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Today is Tuesday, June 23, the 175th day of 2020. There are 191 days left in the year.

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The Facts' opinion article “Don’t Wait Until After Decisions are Made to Complain” regarding how BISD parents are responding to the addition of 30 minutes to the school day was petulant, unnecessary and divisive. We have a few opinions of our own.

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Today is Saturday, June 20, the 172nd day of 2020. There are 194 days left in the year. Summer begins at 5:44 p.m., Eastern time.

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As the country struggles to vanquish coronavirus, Americans are witnessing a bizarre phenomenon in which some authorities tolerate and even praise highly politicized mass gatherings while at the same time suppress small activities — like taking children to a playground — that are important t…

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Imagine a child in peril, in need of rescue, who somehow manages to get the horrified attention of a pack of lawyers and then a federal judge. Suppose the child is one of many, and the system putting them in danger is run by the state of Texas.

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Today is Friday, June 19, the 171st day of 2020. There are 195 days left in the year.

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, "kitten season" is the series of months where unaltered cats with access to outside are almost certain to have kittens.

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Today is Thursday, June 18, the 170th day of 2020. There are 196 days left in the year.

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San Marcos and other cities have found a way to keep money flowing into their accounts in spite of the economic shutdown: the international shopping venue known as the internet.