NATIONAL VIEW: The Texas voting melodrama

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As the Texas legislative session drew near its end Sunday, lawmakers appeared set to pass a bill overhauling the state’s elections, until Democrats did...

TEXAS VIEW: Lawmakers wrong to meddle in local law enforcement budgets

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Pop quiz: When is it a bad idea for the Texas Legislature to take action on an issue? A. When the matter involves local spending...

NATIONAL VIEW: One year later: The renewed push for equality in America

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One year ago, a Minneapolis police officer squeezed the life out of George Floyd a minute at a time as the handcuffed 46-year-old Black...

NATIONAL VIEW: Is this the beginning of the end for Roe vs. Wade

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For the nearly five decades since the U.S. Supreme Court decided that a woman has a constitutional right to an abortion, that right has...

NATIONAL VIEW: Restaurant recovery should be on front burner

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The end of America’s coronavirus nightmare is within reach. Venues are getting ready for live acts and capacity crowds, mask mandates are lifting and many...

NATIONAL VIEW: Department of Energy needs to make cybersecurity a top priority

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No wonder Joe Biden picked former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as Secretary of Energy — they’re cut from the same green cloth. Not only is...

NATIONAL VIEW: Rick Santorum needs a lesson on Native American history

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Dear CNN commentator Rick Santorum, In recent televised comments you said that “there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture,” implying that Christian European...

NATIONAL VIEW: Heaven help us if court upholds DeSantis’ assault on free speech

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Of all the bills rammed through by the Florida Legislature this session — sometimes revived late at night and then quickly passed by GOP...

NATIONAL VIEW: Sacramento’s litany of mostly ineffective, nonsensical gun bills

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Gun-control supporters often propose what they describe as “common sense” gun laws. It’s their latest mantra, but a host of new California firearms proposals makes...

NATIONAL VIEW: Fracking jobs will disappear, Pennsylvania has to manage the decline

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The natural gas industry in Pennsylvania is worried about its future — and rightfully so. During last month’s virtual global climate summit, President Joe Biden...