Very often someone will ask me what I know about Jesse James spending time in Denison. A lot of rumors and some factual information have been recorded about his appearance here.
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So two U.S. senators, a Republican and a Democrat, are marooned for a week on a deserted island… .
For the most part, the political debate over President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul has become a duel between vague slogans: Republicans say they want to “replace” the Affordable Care Act but generally don’t say with what. Democrats say they want to “fix” it but usually don’t say how.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Ebola is a recent phenomenon for most people. Their thinking might also be that the Ebola horse has left the barn and our government, specifically the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is not riding it.
Near-field communication is nothing new. The technology, through which two electronic devices in close proximity can communicate with each other wirelessly, was first included in a mobile phone all the way back in 2006, in fact.
ARLINGTON, Va. — As the Ebola epidemic deepens in West Africa and has put U.S. citizens on alert, critics are increasingly questioning the Obama administration’s halting response to the crisis.
Immigration is the definitive wedge issue in American politics, but it doesn’t have to be. When the Senate’s Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act failed to pass the House this year, it was the third such failure of comprehensive reform in a decade. Here’s a good rule: Three strikes, you’re out. It’s time for a different approach. Congress should forget comprehensive reform and try for pragmatic and incremental change instead.
I’m worried about the kind of geography lessons apparently being taught in American schools. One of the strongest lessons any student can receive is the lesson taught by example. And school districts are teaching students that, “out of an abundance of caution,” they must allow hysteria to reign over common sense and simple geography. The lesson for students is: freak out first, look at a map later.
Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a broad-sweeping, left-leaning law trumpeted by the City of Houston and its openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, is supposed to protect gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination. All well and good, but according to the Independent Journal Review, the ordinance to ensure nondiscrimination, discriminates against those of faith who oppose it.
This past weekend my mother, my two sisters-in-law and I took my darling little niece to the Kite Festival in Pottsboro. Oh what fun we had.