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Banned Books: Annual event focuses spotlight on attempts at censorship

Published Sep. 25 2017

Ever since human beings developed the ability to put words on paper, there have been those who try to control...

Letter to the Editor

Published Sep. 25 2017

In 1982 the U.S. had 13 billionaires. As of July 2016 the U.S. has 540 billionaires, all the while our...

Trips, adventure? No thanks, I prefer to stay home

Published Sep. 25 2017

Aren't there some trips you just don't want to take?

'Uncle Tom' is more destructive than the 'n-word'

Published Sep. 25 2017

The pejorative "Uncle Tom" causes more damage than does the word "n——-."

Fiat 500c is a pocket-sized ride

Published Sep. 24 2017

The idea was to give my editor, Drew, a ride to work. As he approached the car of the week, a...

Nissan making its move in the world of trucks

Published Sep. 24 2017

With former Ram honcho Fred Diaz at the wheel, Nissan is starting to replace its outdated truck line with more...

2017 Cadillac Escalade full-size SUV comes up short

Published Sep. 24 2017

Getting the Cadillac of SUVs for an epic camping trip with seven other families over Labor Day weekend promised certain...

The cyber assault on financial information

Published Sep. 23 2017

If the Equifax security breach didn't get investors' attention—and it should have—the hack of Edgar will.

Lasting Legacy: Texarkana College marks 90 years of service to community

Published Sep. 23 2017

In 1927 America was riding high. It was the Roaring Twenties. The stock market was booming and alcohol was something...

For better health, run away from Bernie

Published Sep. 23 2017

The socialist threat best known as Sen. Bernie Sanders wants a single-payer health care system, and here is what that...

Miami won't disappear under the rising sea

Published Sep. 23 2017

MIAMI—In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, I have received emails from friends and relatives all over the world asking whether...

New series provides a timely booster shot

Published Sep. 23 2017

WASHINGTON—Many Americans' moral vanity is expressed nowadays in their rage to disparage. They are incapable of measured judgments about past...

Cheers & Jeers

Published Sep. 23 2017

Cheers & Jeers for Sept. 23, 2017

Too Long: Some disability applicants can't wait on inefficient system

Published Sep. 22 2017

Early this week, news broke that the Social Security disability system is suffering a big backlog.

Agencies unjustly withholding public records

Published Sep. 22 2017

Here's an alarming new threat to the public's right to know: More and more government agencies around the country are...

Vietnam and the war's untold truths

Published Sep. 22 2017

There are two good ways America's post-Vietnam War generations can learn the lessons we must never forget about how the...

The U.N.: Once 'useless,' now useful

Published Sep. 22 2017

While campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump more than once referred to the United Nations as a "useless" organization and...

Will 'Rocket Man' speech lead to war?

Published Sep. 22 2017

The ostensible purpose of President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations on Tuesday was to explain to the world...

Football Fracas: Have you stopped watching NFL over National Anthem protests?

Published Sep. 22 2017

It's football season and that has always been a big deal in this country. But for some fans there is...

Last gasp of the GOP health care effort

Published Sep. 22 2017

Two months after suffering the year's most humiliating legislative defeat, Senate Republican leaders are quietly making one final effort to...

Chinese Food: Texas, Arkansas ranchers will benefit from resumption of beef exports

Published Sep. 21 2017

Agriculture has always been an important part of our area's economy. It still is.

The very high cost of today's cheap and easy speech

Published Sep. 21 2017

WASHINGTON—At this shank end of a summer that a calmer America someday will remember with embarrassment, you must remember this:...

New realities require support for Kurds' referendum

Published Sep. 21 2017

In 2016, Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani told me that Mideast chaos had already destroyed the region's old borders.