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Sovereign Immunity: Congress picks wrong bill for first override of Obama veto

Published Sep. 29 2016

Fifteen of the 19 hijackers who carried out the terrorist attacks on this country on Sept. 11, 2001, were from...

Into the future with some treasures from the past

Published Sep. 29 2016

As most know, the Texarkana Gazette has a new home.

Donald Trump's rise reflects our nation's decay

Published Sep. 29 2016

WASHINGTON—Looking on the bright side, perhaps this election can teach conservatives to look on the dark side. They need a...

Debate answers few of nation's big questions

Published Sep. 29 2016

For many years now presidential debates have become entertainment spectacles rather than substantive exchanges of ideas. But perhaps the date...

Killer Clowns: Rumors debunked, but copycats might pose a danger—to themselves

Published Sep. 28 2016

Clowns. Evil clowns.

Letters to the Editor: No reverse gear and Quality Hill

Published Sep. 28 2016

I am a very old man (1930 model) having been raised as a sharecropper on 160 acres in the state...

Time to give Donald Trump a chance

Published Sep. 28 2016

Now that all of my inside-the-beltway, elitist, morally superior friends and colleagues have weighed in with their self-righteous denunciations of...

Hillary Clinton and her foreign policy

Published Sep. 28 2016

When Hillary Clinton faced off against Donald Trump in Monday's debate, security issues were high on the agenda.

Letters to the Editor

Published Sep. 27 2016

TO THE EDITOR: How can anyone mistreat a dog, cat, or any animal? It is absolutely inhuman.

Humble or grand, home is where the art is

Published Sep. 27 2016

FISHTRAP HOLLOW, Miss.—Last week, the temperatures dropped, the sedum in the front yard turned blush pink, SEC teams took the...

Human mystery a factor in violence

Published Sep. 27 2016

How well do we know anybody? Not well, it seems. Each week brings another horrific headline and, with it, descriptions...

Marijuana Face-Off: Arkansas voters may lean toward a more limited ballot measure

Published Sep. 27 2016

Arkansas voters will have two options for legalizing medical marijuana come the November elections.

Banned Books: Week puts spotlight on free exchange of information

Published Sep. 26 2016

Ever since man developed the ability to put words on paper, there have been those who seek to ban certain...

Caregiving crunch: An aging America needs caring families

Published Sep. 26 2016

Caregiving is the new national health care problem. Children are struggling to care for their aging parents as advances in...

Trump has told some whoppers, but does anyone care?

Published Sep. 26 2016

Exaggerated criticism and unsupported charges are nothing new in American presidential politics. All candidates do that to some extent.

Living in Fear: No one should be allowed to exploit our concern over school violence

Published Sep. 25 2016

We have, it seems, become a nation that lives in fear.

No ode to old Gazette building, only epitaph

Published Sep. 25 2016

Since we moved to our new digs on the corner of State Line Avenue and Broad Street, many people have...

A presidential debate strategy memo

Published Sep. 25 2016

Today's column takes the form of a presidential debate strategy memo—written not to candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but...

A Republican indeed worth voting for

Published Sep. 25 2016

AURORA, Colo.—Here on the High Plains, where the deer and the antelope once played, Denver's suburbs roam toward the Rockies'...

Accurate shot by Acura

Published Sep. 24 2016

Every now and then a vehicle comes to our driveway and impresses us as one that would be really nice...

Mazda has new CX-9—but will anyone notice?

Published Sep. 24 2016

Mazda makes great cars that are underappreciated in the U.S. market. With the exception of the Miata, cars made by...

2016 Africa Twin: Finally, a new ADV bike from Honda

Published Sep. 24 2016

The "adventure" segment is one of the fastest-growing in the motorcycle industry, and one of the most competitive, as all...

Illicit Relationships: Texas Education Agency investigations at highest level in eight years

Published Sep. 24 2016

Texans can be proud of many things.