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President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer have based the future of the entire Democratic agenda on a trick. And now many Democrats are increasingly concerned — terrified, actually — that the trick won’t work.

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This is a call to arms and a call to open and giving hearts — such that the Meals On Wheels Program administered by the Comal County Senior Center — will never again have to be desperate for drivers on any given day. 

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Last week’s 20th anniversary commemorations of the terrorist attacks of 2001 stirred passions deep and wide. They reminded us of the fear that gripped us, the urgency we felt and the sense we had of sharing a perilous moment of history. And the remarks uttered to mark the passing of two frau…

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We are going to have another session in the Texas Legislature to address redistricting and a few other social control measures that the legislature has no business fiddling with, but in Austin and across the state the silent question has started to become an outcry: “Who will challenge Gregg…

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For the first six months of my life, I was part of a happy little Texas family. I’ve seen photos showing my then-14-year-old brother, Guy, smiling along with our dad as my mom cradled newborn me in her arms. But my family was torn apart when a drunk driver killed my parents, Leslie and Joe C…

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For those who lived through Sept. 11, 2001, the drama of Todd Beamer and the heroes of Flight 93 has become an essential part of many anniversary rites.

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Back when Greg Abbott was attorney general, and running for governor, he used to say, “I go into the office in the morning, I sue Barack Obama, and then I go home.” 

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Two leading House Republicans, Reps. Steve Scalise and James Comer, are asking the Food and Drug Administration for documents that might relate to GOP suspicions that President Joe Biden has politicized the process of administering vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As a child I remember listening to a speaker address a crowd with the question “Do you remember where you were the day John Kennedy was assassinated?” The adults in the room looked knowingly at each other and mumbled a few words. I especially remember being told that my dad was in Dallas tha…

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“How easy it is, in times of ease, for us to become dependent on our routines, on the established order of our day-to-day existence, to carry us along.” 

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I had been a newspaper editor for less than a year when the world changed.

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On that day 20 years ago this week, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld declared war on Pentagon bureaucracy, saying that it was a threat to national security and “a matter of life and death.” A day later, the nation’s security would be breached and there would be a new threat that truly wa…

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“American democracy is in peril!” In recent years, we’ve heard pundits of all stripes make this statement, or very similar statements. Unfortunately, here in Texas, the next few months could prove the statement true. 

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Karen and I spent a string of summers directing junior and mid-high camps. The themes and adventures were about developing community and a growing discovery of the world(s) around us. Each week began with fun experiences of group building and creation of bonds in “family groups.” 

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An educated guess: Joe Biden is not doing what every first-year president starts doing around Day 200 of his presidency: running for reelection. After the two weeks he has just endured, he is doing the thing presidents don’t do until their last months: running for history.

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On the eve of the 111th birthday of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, five nuns from Missionaries of Charity arrived in Rome from Kabul with 14 disabled Afghan youths, most of them children. The sisters, members of the religious community that Mother Teresa founded in 1950 and lived with until her …

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