We have an old story in our family where, sometime between 1926 and 1929, Dr. Marvin M. Landrum and his son Marvin Jr., a college kid full of wild ideas, got into a major argument over the environmental conservation of Sulphur Creek.

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Check out any professional and most college basketball teams. Their starting five, and most of their other 10 players, are black, as is 80% of the NBA. This does not come anywhere close to the diversity and inclusion sought by the nation’s social justice warriors. Both professional and college coaches have ignored and thrown away any pretense of seeking diversity and inclusiveness.

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It can get out of hand in a blink of an eye,” Shelby Talcott said. And she ought to know. The Daily Caller reporter has been in half a dozen riot-ravaged cities over the last few months -- and the things she’s seen are tough to shake.

Why are so many people and corporations supporting Black Lives Matter and Antifa? Many of the leaders of these groups are proclaiming openly themselves as Marxists (oops – not Marxists but Neo-Marxists). These groups are rioting, burning, attacking police (with bricks, fireworks and Molotov cocktails), and plundering just as the communists before they overthrew the czars in Russia.

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We have always known that Lampasas and its people were caring and warm-hearted, but the response we recently received for victims of Hurricane Laura in the area in Louisiana where Beth grew up far exceeded our hopes.

Blaming the violence on Trump is a bridge too far

Democrats won’t succeed at distancing themselves from the violence they have enabled on American streets. People surely know where the Democrats have stood on this, and they’re now backpedaling only because of polling data.

Institutional racism

Institutional racism and systemic racism are terms bandied about these days without much clarity. Being 84 years of age, I have seen and lived through what might be called institutional racism or systemic racism. Both operate under the assumption that one race is superior to another. It involves the practice of treating a person or group of people differently based on their race.

Pompeo’s speech demonstrates U.S. commitment to Israel

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech from Jerusalem for the Republican National Convention sent a strong signal to the American people and the world about President Donald Trump’s commitment to U.S. ally Israel, strengthening diplomatic relations among her neighbors and opposing Iran.

It’s a long life -- right, Joe?

I think I’ll walk wide of heated conversations about Joe Biden’s mental acuity, given my lack of standing as a participant -- or, more to the point, my overabundance of standing. When Joe emitted his first cry, back then in November 1942, I -- me! -- had been crawling around my own corner of the world for eight whole months.