I’m sure every new parent believes their precious baby is the greatest to ever be strapped into a diaper, and I am no exception. The frequency my son is surpassing expectations — mine, my wife’s, general consensus on when babies will do things — has me starting to think he could start walking or talking any day now.
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Interim charges are the issues that the Speaker asks committees to study during the time between regular legislative sessions in order to make recommendations for legislation for the following legislative session. This week I will discuss the charges given to the House Committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Issues.
As the school year winds down, local school districts have been celebrating the accomplishments of graduating seniors and their most influential educators. Between the Denison Independent School District’s “Scholars Among Us” dinner and the Sherman Independent School District’s “Circle of Success” event, I’ve taken some time to think about who I would have chosen if I had the opportunity to select the educator who made the most impact on my life.
The weather has become incredibly fickle.
The rumblings you did not hear on Tuesday were the sounds of change in Texas politics.
Dave Granlund cartoon on Donald Trump replacing GOP elephant with a rhino.
Let’s say Donald Trump manages to romp his way to the White House in November. The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik paints a dire picture of what will follow: “If Trump came to power, there is a decent chance that the American experiment would be over. This is not a hyperbolic prediction; it is not a hysterical prediction; it is simply a candid reading of what history tells us happens in countries with leaders like Trump.”
The Vietnam War was a defining event for the baby boom generation.
Since I was very young, M&M’s have been one of my favorite candies. I was such a fan that it was revolutionary when the company added new colors to the bag. My friends and I even had long debates at recess about whether we could taste the difference in the new red M&M’s.
As law professors go, I’m pretty sympathetic to Clarence Thomas’s constitutional jurisprudence. It’s not that I agree with him, which I almost never do. But I think he genuinely tries to apply originalism using historical methods. And when it comes to the law of race, where again I disagree with Thomas, I respect his effort to give voice to a distinctive form of conservative black nationalism that insists on color blindness because it’s better for blacks.