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Pay Raise? Does Congress deserve a salary bump?

Published Jun. 14 2019

By law, members of Congress and their staffers are entitled to a yearly cost-of-living increase. But in the wake of...

Democratic agenda in sharp contrast with Trump

Published Jun. 14 2019

President Donald Trump's messaging strategy depends on repeating statements so often they're accepted as fact. A prime example is his...

Candidate Elizabeth Warren is a radical wonk

Published Jun. 14 2019

Elizabeth Warren is climbing in the polls, propelled in part by a flurry of policy proposals, each detailed in blog...

Injustice Introduced: Democrats want to open floodgates for frivilous lawsuits against gun makers

Published Jun. 13 2019

The Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, passed in 2005, provides protection for gun manufacturers and dealers from lawsuits over illegal...

Arthur Laffer deserves some kind of award

Published Jun. 13 2019

President Donald Trump's decision to award Arthur Laffer the Presidential Medal of Freedom has met with no shortage of criticism,...

Scarcities are recyclable excuses for expanding government

Published Jun. 13 2019

Randolph Bourne (1886-1918) said, "War is the health of the state." James Madison said, "War is in fact the true...

CBD A-OK

Published Jun. 11 2019

Just a few months ago we ran an editorial in this space about cannabidiol oil, known as CBD, which was...

To win, Democrats will have to expand their base

Published Jun. 11 2019

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper called Donald Trump the worst president in U.S. history, deriding a leader who removes children...

Praying (or not) for the country's president

Published Jun. 11 2019

Only the most partisan person would begrudge prayers for the president of the United States, but a recent visit by...

Unsolved Mystery: FBI releases file on legendary Bigfoot

Published Jun. 9 2019

With the premiere of the restored "Legend of Boggy Creek" approaching Friday at the Perot Theatre, the timing couldn't have...

Humor has changed in Trump era

Published Jun. 9 2019

So, Bill Clinton walks into a bar with a parrot on his shoulder. Bartender says, "Does he talk?"

College Board can't solve social problem

Published Jun. 9 2019

The earnest improvers at the College Board, which administers the Scholastic Aptitude Test, should ponder Abraham Maslow's law of the...

Trump defenders are not bad people

Published Jun. 9 2019

John Pavlovitz is a liberal, widely read Christian pastor who has composed an internet article saying good people don't defend...

In Our View: Administration makes wrong move on Cuba travel

Published Jun. 8 2019

The White House wants to keep U.S. dollars out of the hands of the Cuban government and military. For more...

Cheers and Jeers

Published Jun. 8 2019

Cheers and Jeers are published each Saturday on the Opinion Page of the Texarkana Gazette.

Don't let the Saudis ruin Sudan's democratic moment

Published Jun. 8 2019

If ever there was a moment for some tough love between allies, it is now. America, and most of Europe...

Gun restrictions handicap law-abiding citizens

Published Jun. 8 2019

In the wake of the tragic shooting in Virginia Beach, Va., that claimed the lives of 12 people, Gov. Ralph...

In Our View: Massive amphibious assault known as D-Day began 75 years ago today

Published Jun. 6 2019

Today marks the anniversary of one of the greatest achievements of World War II. On this day 75 years ago,...

America: A nation not made by flimsy people

Published Jun. 6 2019

After the morning bloodshed on Lexington green, on the first day of what would become a 3,059-day war, there occurred...

Thanks to Kim Foxx, the Smollett story will not die

Published Jun. 6 2019

Starting March 27, the day after the office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx abruptly and mysteriously dropped charges...

Recreational marijuana: Illinois embarks on a long, strange trip

Published Jun. 6 2019

Bringing recreational marijuana to Illinois means that an illicit drug will become a legal product for adults.

Off Course

Published Jun. 5 2019

On Tuesday, former vice president and current frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination Joe Biden unveiled a comprehensive proposal...

Homicide problem that we should have seen coming

Published Jun. 5 2019

When two of the Dallas Police Department's staunchest critics vow to work with police to fight crime, you know fears...