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There will be much to learn in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s upcoming report on the Trump-Russia investigation, but most of it will likely boil down to just two questions: One, how much did the Obama Justice Department spy on the Trump campaign? And two, was it justified?

There’s something about the Jeffrey Epstein story that’s hellish. I had already thought this before the high roller accused of sexual abuse apparently killed himself while being held in federal custody. I became more convinced of it as the news of his death broke and promptly became the topi…

I know who filled the El Paso mass shooter’s head with murderous thoughts! Contrary to the conclusions of The New York Times’ Jeremy Peters, it wasn’t me and other conservatives.

The month of August is named after Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of the Roman Empire. In the year 8 BC, the Roman Senate decided to rename the eighth month of the year in honor of Augustus because he had defeated Marc Antony and Cleopatra and brought Egypt under the authority of the Rom…

Infused water is a healthy alternative to beverages that are high in sugar. It is as simple as adding some clean, rinsed and sliced fruits or vegetables and herbs to your glass or pitcher of water. These tips might enhance the flavor experience and help make your infused water safe.

Welcome to “And Now for Something Completely Different, Part 2”! If you were with me two weeks ago, you know I said this would be a three-part series focusing on good news in the world as a whole and then, later, in the United States. If you didn’t join us last time, then ... well  ... I sai…

They called balls and strikes behind home plate for a combined 52 years, achieving greatness in the world of Major League umpiring until their retirement in 1999.

In the 1960s, the United States entered a new era of exploration as NASA began sending astronauts into space. It took the combined efforts of thousands of people to make each mission successful. The direction from the ground was critical given the complexity of spaceflight and how the slight…

We seem to be constantly bombarded with complicated situations that call for making an informed decision. Of course, generally, all would want to do the right thing!

In times of trouble, the nation needs a consoler-in-chief: a leader who lifts our spirits, eases our pain and calms our fears. 

Have you volunteered to be an organ donor? I did.

WELLS, Maine — With almost no attention, and surely no grand commemoration, Maine this summer marked an important American anniversary that, despite its unheralded nature, provided one of the more vital, and less well-known, turning points in the nation’s history.

Here are the ages that the top presidential candidates will be on Inauguration Day, 2021: Bernie Sanders, 79; Joe Biden, 78; Donald Trump, 74; and Elizabeth Warren, 71.

In 2002, a friend’s eight-year-old daughter, Brianna Caddell, while sleeping in her bed, was fatally shot with an AK-47 assault rifle. The shooter, a drug dealer who had beef with another drug dealer, fired on the wrong house in Detroit, spraying it with two dozen rounds.

I wasn’t quite sure what the chaos was about as I sat at an open-air diner on the West Side of Manhattan the other night, trying to stay away from news and get a little work done. Times Square was sent into a panic when people thought a motorcycle backfiring was a gunshot. Broadway shows emp…

WASHINGTON — Regimes, however intellectually disreputable, rarely are unable to attract intellectuals eager to rationalize the regimes’ behavior. America’s current administration has “national conservatives.” They advocate unprecedented expansion of government in order to purge America of ex…

One person with the world in ways no one can imagine. One invention, coming from one person tinkering in a lab or workshop can go from science fiction fantasies to an indispensable part of modern life in only a short time now. Some of these remarkable devices, such as the integrated circuit …

In light of all that has happened in our country in the past week, not just the events but the angry rhetoric and deepening divisions that have followed, the words of the Catholic Monk Thomas Merton (1915-1968) are worth considering … regardless of our politics:

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)

BREAKING NEWS: MASS SHOOTING IN DAYTON, OHIO, LAST SATURDAY NIGHT. (This may not be news to you, but I watch MSNBC, so I didn’t find out about the Dayton massacre until yesterday.)

Your children at any age need healthy foods and nutritious snacks. They have a consistent but slow rate of growth between the ages of 5 and 12 and usually eat four to five times a day including snacks. Many food habits, likes and dislikes are set during this time. Family, friends and the med…

President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda has always been considered exclusionary and prejudiced by progressives; now they consider it tainted by mass murder.

A casual statement made by my Uncle Mort at his 107th birthday party recently may go a long way in explaining why he continues his relentless pursuit of get-rich-quick inventions.

The Weatherford Democrat has created an editorial board and will be publishing regular editorials on topics in Weatherford and Parker County, as well as issues in the U.S. and around the world.

After the tragic attacks in El Paso and Dayton, the country should be having two debates: one about gun control, the other about speech control. It’s not enough to know how assailants use firearms. We have to know why they are used.

“Fake news!” shouts the president. His supporters cheer.

The Democratic debates have been hard on Never Trumpers. The small but vocal group of Republicans and former Republicans who oppose President Trump has watched in horror as Democrats veered leftward, embracing “Medicare for All,” virtually open borders, sky-high taxes and other positions no …

In 2002, a friend’s eight-year-old daughter, Brianna Caddell, while sleeping in her bed, was fatally shot with an AK-47 assault rifle. The shooter, a drug dealer who had beef with another drug dealer, fired on the wrong house in Detroit, spraying it with two dozen rounds.

Winnow: verb. To expose (grain or other substances) to the wind or to a current of air so that the lighter particles (as chaff or other refuse matter) are separated or blown away. — Oxford English Dictionary

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge William O. Bertelsman dismissed Nick Sandmann’s $250 million defamation suit against The Washington Post for its stories about a mythical racist hate-crime allegedly committed by Sandmann, a Catholic schoolboy, against fake war hero and “Indigenous Person…

The prophet Isaiah really started something when he foretold of signs to indicate the coming of the Christ child.

Sometimes a chore that must be done turns out to be a very enjoyable experience. Thus is the case with my preparations for my fall class at The Doss. Over the years of teaching classes on Parker County or Texas history, I have had to do some additional homework to go with my past knowledge.

Judge Sarah T. Hughes had never met Sen. Lyndon Johnson in person before 1960, she told an interviewer in 1968. She met him for the first time in 1960 as the vice-presidential nominee, campaigning for him in the hard-fought contest for Texas that year. She was already a respected figure acro…

“He (the Lord) bowed the heavens and came down; thick darkness was under His feet. He rode on a cherub and flew; He came swiftly on the wings of the wind. He made darkness His covering, His canopy around Him, thick clouds dark with water. Out of the brightness before Him hailstones and coals…

With summer vacations coming to a close and preparations for back-to-school underway, it is important to safeguard your family’s health by having their immunizations up-to-date. August marks Immunization Awareness Month with various themes focused on preventing diseases through a person’s li…

Dr. James Henry Cook is originally from California, but spent most of his childhood in Arkansas. He has lived in seven states and traveled all over the world. He has a son, who is a minister. He has a BBA in business administration/ humanities, two masters degrees: MBA (strategic management)…

Perhaps you’re a Monty Python’s Flying Circus fan like I am. (Not heard of the famous 1970s-era British comedy troupe? What? Then, you need to get over to YouTube and look them up!) They kicked off one of their most famous skits with John Cleese, dressed as a news anchor, saying “And now for…

In his recent testimony on Capitol Hill, former special counsel Robert S. Mueller issued a warning that echoed the 1966 movie comedy, “The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!” Except he wasn’t joking. Far from it.

Never before have presidential candidates offered voters so much “free” stuff.

Twenty Democratic presidential candidates debated Tuesday and Wednesday night. It will be the last time voters will see some of them on a debate stage.

“Get me rewrite!” So went the popular image of the rewrite editor at the other end of the line from the reporter breathlessly dictating into the phone.