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The cornerstone of our constitutional democratic republic is protecting citizens’ right to full and public notice when their elected officials are discussing or making decisions that could …

China's communist leaders have clamped down on coverage and commentary of the Winter Olympic games. Ask Dutch correspondent Sjoerd den Daas, who was manhandled by a security guard during a live …

In 2020, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., included so-called whiteness traits in its "Talking About Race" online portal. The museum advised that traits like "hard work" and "objective …

Some look back on the events following Donald Trump's 2020 election loss and think we dodged a bullet: There was a coup attempt, and thankfully it failed. Others believe that the whole thing has been …

In April 2019 the Houston Chronicle, in collaboration with Science magazine, published an article documenting an extensive FBI investigation into communist China's infiltration of major U.S. medical …

Joe Biden has not advocated for Ukraine to join NATO, saying Ukraine is corrupt. But I think we all know what that really means: A kickback check to Hunter Biden bounced. Basically, this dustup …

A quick review of communist China's calculated territorial imperialism in the South China Sea helps clarify Beijing's calculated economic, political and criminal imperialism in sub-Saharan Africa.In …

“The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.” Ronald Reagan The defining moment of the Biden …

President Joe Biden's standing with voters has taken a beating on multiple fronts. He is perceived as not focusing on issues they care about, particularly inflation.        …

Lane and I have had fried chicken on our minds for some time. I’m talking about the real Southern kind, maybe fried in good old Crisco. Now, I have eaten and enjoyed chicken cooked about every …

Fail to study the past (history), from energizing grand aspirations to how-it's-done tactics, and you will fail the present. Failure to study the basics definitely occurred when the Biden …

Would you have predicted that the first big political blunder of 2022 would be committed by the freshly inaugurated mayor of New York? Would you have thought that Eric Adams, the African-American …

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC, or “Sandy” as she was known by her tony Westchester, NY classmates back when being a victim was not aspirational), recently got the ‘Rona. She was …

        As 2022 begins, four strategic challenges to the post-World War II international order generate the psychological ambiguity -- meaning plain old human fear -- that fosters …

At the eve of a new year, it's traditional to make a resolution or two. I have no such list for myself or others, but I do have a wish. For 2022 and beyond, I wish that all of us who still cherish …

As chronicled in The Times, there is some consternation within Apalachicola about residents moving trash cans to streets in front of homes for pickup rather than alleys. (See Dec. 16 Times …

One of the greatest charms of Apalachicola, besides its residents of course, is the historic district’s classic grid of streets, facing southward toward the bay, and avenues, facing eastward …

The weather turned cold for Christmas week across the country. It was so cold in Chicago, St. Louis and Atlanta that 150 murders had to be delayed. When asked by one of that rare breed, …

"Joe Manchin Just Killed the Biden Agenda," lamented a headline in The Week. The funereal tone was echoed in much of the coverage of Sen. Manchin's blunt declaration on Sunday that he would not …

Seventeen years ago, I reprised a Christmas column I'd written in the 1990s for a Texas newspaper.  The original column and the 2004 interpretation celebrated a holiday prayer conceived by my …

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