Dirt is dirtier than clean is clean,” observes one of John O’Hara’s characters -- a history professor, I think -- remarking on the human race’s observed partiality for darkness and

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) decision to sit for a little more than a month on an allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, contradicted by a witness,

I am very concerned about the future of our state. May Texas bless God. Keith Ingram [Texas Secretary of State Election Division director] has failed Article 6. Sec. 2 by

Remember. Forget. Repeat. For 17 years, America has engaged in a collective ritual every Sept. 11: Hang flags, light candles, bow heads and make vows to “Never forget.” Then, every

The annual approach of 9/11 brought memories, news recaps and, best of all, in some ways, speculation -- as in, what’s the matter with Americans today? Where’s now the national

You’ve got to give former President Barack Obama credit; at least he’s consistent. When he came into office, the economy was in a deep recession that began when financial markets

One of the best statements of how the Framers saw the role of the federal government is found in Federalist Paper 45, written by James Madison, who is known as

Question: What is more cringe-inducing than a celebrity funeral? Answer: Two back-to-back celebrity funerals. The ghoulish twin spectacles last week memorializing Aretha Franklin and John McCain brought out the worst

This week, the State Board of Education will consider whether to remove William B. Travis’ famous “Victory or Death” letter from the Texas public school curriculum requirements. We see the

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