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The imponderable question: Is mankind alone in the universe? Or are there somewhere other intelligent beings looking up into their night sky from very different worlds and asking the same kind of question? 

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The Biden Administration is at it again. Coffee prices are at their highest levels in 4 years. While Donald Trump didn’t make us coffee bean independent during his administration, he did keep prices low, rather than socking it to the hard working man or woman who need their morning “cup of J…

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Recently I wrote letters to Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Merrick Garland, which had enclosed an article from The National Review titled, “You Cannot BE a Good Catholic (Christian) and Support Abortion.” 

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Willful ignorance occurs when individuals realize at some level of consciousness that their beliefs are probably false, or when they refuse to attend to information that would establish their falsity. People engage in willful ignorance because it is useful.

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The Texas Legislature’s special session ended with the passing of a voting bill that purports to defend against voter fraud, of which there is zero evidence.

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My half-brother, Sean Halper, a NY firefighter at that time, was literally a first responder after the first tower was hit. His unit, Engine 279, was based in Brooklyn, just across the river from the site and was one of the first to be sent out. 

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 As we are all aware, the pandemic has made educating students into a very challenging mission. Students have fallen behind despite the best efforts of teachers and staff under unprecedented conditions. The need for extra tutoring and mentoring has never been greater. Time for Senior Citizen…

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My name is Kyle Adams, and I am a resident of New Braunfels and an advocate for the Borgen Project. I believe that it is important to educate people on developing bills and acts that are currently going through the U.S. Congress, especially those that concern helping those who are less fortu…

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Chicken, it’s a game most of us are familiar with. Two opponents go head-to-head and who ever breaks off first is the chicken. A lot of people have been playing this game with the COVID virus for a while and so far because of the vaccination rate and the nature of the virus a lot of people h…

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The Merriam Webster dictionary defines disingenuous as giving a false appearance of simple frankness. That’s a polite description of Kyle Biederman’s recent article Myth Busting Voter Suppression. Sure the bill does have some positive provisions as do most bad bills. Biederman fails to menti…

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We now have the results of the 2020 Census and ... no surprise, our country has gotten considerably more diverse, younger, and more urban. So, what does that mean for redistricting? It should mean that representation in Congress becomes more representative of that younger, more diverse, and …

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Afghanistan was not lost last week. As the Russians learned decades ago, Afghanistan was lost the day we went in.

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I am here to express my concerns about the lack of COVID safety measures in Comal ISD to start the new school year. I am especially worried for our students in elementary school who cannot yet get vaccinated and our special education students with developmental delays, intellectual disabilit…

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How did America beat polio in 1955, while we struggle to beat COVID in 2021? The answer is simple. Americans followed their doctor’s advice in 1955 regarding Polio vaccinations. Even in 2021, parents continue to get their children vaccinated for polio at rates well above 80%. The result: no …

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The desperate optimist in me is glad we’re only dealing with COVID and not small pox or the bubonic plague.

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While Abbott has banned mask mandates, that does not mean that masks are not permitted. I suggest having a conversation first with a trusted healthcare provider about the advisability of children older than 2 but younger than 12 wearing a mask for in-person schooling. For children able to be…

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The Biden administration is missing an easy way to sidestep the Afghanistan criticism. They should take the lead from Trump and assert that the reason we left Afghanistan is that we won! It was one of the greatest victories in the history of warfare! If they would say that over and over agai…

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