THE IDLE AMERICAN: Now they can be told

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Preachers, bless ‘em, don’t have to look hard for reasons to laugh. Some are able to put laughter “on hold,” restraining guffaws until sermons...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Leach was a good leader

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I was saddened this week to learn of the passing of Dr. Duane Leach, former president of UTPB and later the executive director of...

THE ECONOMIST: Momentum mishap

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August job gains for the U.S. were disappointing, with an increase in total nonfarm payroll employment of 235,000 and the unemployment rate down 0.2...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A memory of Sept. 11

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The following short account is based on my experience as a volunteer for the American Red Cross of Southwest Texas, Odessa Chapter, in response...

GUEST VIEW: What signals economic recovery

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By Armstrong Williams One thing we know for sure from the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has had and continues to have a lasting impact...

TEXAS VIEW: Refugee, immigrant reform can’t be delayed any longer

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Many people say the United States can’t possibly handle the hundreds of thousands of Central Americans and others who remain massed along the U.S.-Mexico...

SULLUM: Texas abortion ban violates conservative principles

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The Texas "heartbeat" bill that the Supreme Court declined to block last week is almost as restrictive as the Texas law that the Court...

TEXAS VIEW: Don’t sit out school board decision on masks

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It’s not so much that the Abilene ISD board of trustees voted not to require masks of students, teachers and faculty, It’s how it...

CHAREN: The party of violence

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A Republican running for Northampton County executive in Pennsylvania gave a heated address on Aug. 29 about mask mandates in schools. Steve Lynch is...

TEXAS VIEW: Troubling implications of egregious abortion law

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There are so many egregious layers to Texas’ ban on abortions, it is hard to know where to begin. There is the blatant hypocrisy of...