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During the 2020 campaign, candidate Joe Biden promised to undo President Donald Trump’s border security policies. He pledged to halt all deportations for 100 days and allow asylum seekers who enter the United States illegally to stay in this country while their cases are considered, rather t…

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Who and what we choose individually or as a nation to remember reveals our own character. One of those being remembered today is the “Beat Poet” Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who died Feb. 22 in San Francisco at the age of 101. As a poet, he revolutionized what poetry can sound like and what subjec…

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Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, both Republicans, would be better off politically if Texas hadn’t frozen over for several days in February.

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“What any religious tradition ascribes as God’s will is no concern of this Congress.” 

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Last week we looked at the beginnings of our present-day healthcare system from a couple of standpoints. 

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Year after year, the Lion’s Club sets up wire-frame Christmas decorations on the lawn of the historic Jackson County courthouse, facing Main Street in Brownstown, Indiana.

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During the month of February, New Braunfels and Comal County residents experienced two significant events that have impacted all of our lives. The first is the mass COVID-19 vaccinations at the New Braunfels Convention/Civic Center, and other locations throughout the county. The second event…

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Black History Month is a time for paying tribute to African American heroines and heroes of U.S. history and for recognizing the vast contributions they have made to American culture. 

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It’s one of the most basic questions of the U.S. Capitol riot investigation: What was the rioters’ plan? What did they think was going to happen when they stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, as Congress certified the results of the Electoral College?

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Early this month, a stealth group of about 100 Republicans “met” on Zoom to discuss forming a new political party. Nice idea. Noble, even. Imaginative. Maybe even inspiring.

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As a writer I am drawn to irony the way a fly is drawn to carrion and, coincidentally, the story of how the cost of healthcare came to national attention is full of irony. So today we are going to take a trip to the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in New York where President William McKinley ma…

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#RestinPiss” was actually a trending hashtag in America in recent days. Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh had died of cancer, and people were celebrating.

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Halfway between Norway and the North Pole, scientists have buried a million seeds and crop samples under a mountain in the Svalbard archipelago — in case an environmental doomsday comes to pass.

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Even before the coronavirus crisis, this question haunted pastors: What in God’s name are we supposed to do with the internet?

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Beliefs’ power to establish our individual realities or at least influence their production with persuasive force is being challenged everyday in the news. Some of these pronouncements have completely uncoupled from the more shared perceptions of historical fact. Given the forest of fictions…

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On Jan. 21, President Biden’s first full day in office, White House press secretary Jen Psaki began her briefing with this: “When the president asked me to serve in this role, we talked about the importance of bringing truth and transparency back to the briefing room.” Now, the administratio…

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This week, a discredited Congress (13% confidence rating, according to Gallup) examines the behavior of a discredited former president (61% disapproval rating, according to the Quinnipiac poll) in an impeachment trial that will shape the future of the American presidency (39% confidence rati…

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