Donna Brazile: Majority rule? What's that?
Congress has a number of deadlines, but then again, everyone has them. The trick is to deal with deadlines before they loom. It’s a lesson many parents teach their children.
Someone to speak for and protect sexual assault victims
WASHINGTON – A justice system cannot truly be just if it is not vested with the confidence of the people it is meant to serve.
Morally right and good economics
A little more than six months into his second term, President Obama returned to the theme of his presidency, and perhaps his entire political career: carrying out the promise made in the preamble to the Constitution. The president wants to refocus our attention on the economy and helping middle-class families because that’s the moral imperative of our Founders: to promote the general welfare.
One last chance for democracy
Can democracy survive when voters choose a government that destroys democratic values and institutions? That’s the critical question posed by the turmoil in Egypt, where the military has ousted President Mohammed Morsi and arrested many of his supporters.
Does globalism = patriotism?
Something a little different: Instead of writing a column opposing the nomination of Samantha Power to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, I appeared on a panel in Washington, D.C., last week to state the case. My co-panelists were some very illustrious Americans, including organizer Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy, retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West, former U.N. Ambassador Jose Sorzano, retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin (US Army ret.), and Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America.
Extension news: Peaches - a tasty summer treat
Summer just wouldn’t be summer without Parker County fresh peaches. Now is the time to enjoy juicy peaches. Farmers’ markets, roadside stands and grocery stores are loaded with blushing, sweet, fragrant peaches. With the perfect combination of flavor and nutrition, peaches can be enjoyed in appetizers, desserts and everything in between.
Veteran's Corner: VA acquires land for burial benefits in Puerto Rico
The Department of Veterans Affairs has acquired 247.4 acres of land in Morovis, Puerto Rico, to prevent the loss of burial benefits to Puerto Rico’s veterans when the Puerto Rico National Cemetery, located in Bayamon, closes to new interments sometime in 2022. The VA closed on the Morovis property for approximately $7.6 million. There is no possibility for expansion adjacent to the original cemetery because the property is surrounded by commercial and residential developments.
Millsap matters: Summer events to attend
While it is only mid-July, plans are underway to help students get ready to go back to school. Millsap’s Second Annual Back to School Fair is on the calendar for August 10 and it’s going to be great!
Now Hear This: Have I Got A Deal Just For You?
Each time I sit down with my sharpened quill and Big Chief tablet to concoct my weekly missive, the hardest struggle I often have is to decide on a topic on which to pontificate. This week my wife Helen, the little lady preacher, suggested writing about some of her pet peeves---misleading sales flyers and advertisements at stores and raising prices prior to “markdowns.”
Idle American: Oh, Canada!
Americans have fallen into a crevice of sloppiness with usage of the word “hot,” and it has nothing to do with 100-plus degree days.
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