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Opinion - Columnists

Attack on courthouse marks mayor's first day

Published Jun. 20 2019

A couple of hours before a new mayor, Eric Johnson, and a new city council were sworn in to serve...

Looks like the word hypocrisy has lost all meaning

Published Jun. 20 2019

There was a time when calling someone a hypocrite could stain their reputation. No more. Like the overused and often...

Oberlin graduates from self-caricature to disgrace

Published Jun. 20 2019

Oberlin College has an admirable liberal past and a contemptible progressive present that will devalue its degrees far into the...

U.S. can protect tankers with help from allies

Published Jun. 19 2019

It was known as the "tanker war." In 1987, Iran wreaked havoc on global energy supplies moving through the Strait...

Teacher's tweets will unfairly hurt conservatives

Published Jun. 19 2019

There are a lot disappointing elements in the story of Georgia Clark, the Fort Worth Carter-Riverside High teacher whose recent...

Stephanopoulos gets exclusive that Mueller couldn't

Published Jun. 19 2019

America's long-awaited, albeit unofficial, addendum to special counsel Robert Mueller's official report arrived unexpectedly on our news screens last Wednesday...

Campaign help from Russia? Trump says it's no problem

Published Jun. 18 2019

What do Queen Elizabeth II and Vladimir Putin have in common? Well, according to President Donald Trump, there is no...

Newspapers are evolving, not dying

Published Jun. 18 2019

Newspapers are dying. No one reads newspapers anymore. The advertising doesn't work. These are the most common indictments of our...

America doomed to be 'racist'--if nirvana is the goal

Published Jun. 17 2019

In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. predicted that America could elect a black president in 40 years or less....

A letter to my wonderful Dad for Father's Day

Published Jun. 17 2019

Because the dead don't leave forwarding addresses, Dad, I'm not sure where to send this, but I'm writing anyway in...

Singularity may arrive sooner than we imagine

Published Jun. 16 2019

In 1999's "The Matrix," Morpheus famously questioned Neo, "What is 'real'? How do you define 'real'? If you're talking about...

Elizabeth Warren's imprisonment politics

Published Jun. 16 2019

Elizabeth Warren wants to put CEOs in prison even when they have not committed a crime, and here is a...

Pelosi's new tactic: See you in court

Published Jun. 16 2019

Tuesday's vote in the House of Representatives to launch civil suits against Attorney General William Barr and former White House...

To beat Trump, look to modesty

Published Jun. 16 2019

WASHINGTON—"It is a great advantage to a president," said the 30th of them, "and a major source of safety to...

Cheers and Jeers

Published Jun. 15 2019

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

The Pig Book: Deeper and deeper into debt

Published Jun. 15 2019

Citizens Against Government Waste has just published its annual Pig Book, detailing wasteful and unnecessary pork barrel spending by politicians.

Hong Kong democracy protests should inspire us

Published Jun. 15 2019

Those Americans who fear for the future of American democracy should be inspired by the massive pro-democracy demonstrations occurring this...

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...

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...

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...