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Fiorina pick makes Cruz look crazy, which heck, just might work

I once started touring town with a crown on my head, going from diner to gas station to 4-H festival to church breakfast, announcing myself as Miss Pennsylvania, perfecting my half-smile and perky wave along the way. I did this because, even though I never participated in the Miss Pennsylvania pageant and, in fact, never had a date in high school, I badly needed some momentum in my love life. I figured that if I acted like I’d won a beauty contest, I’d eventually meet a nice doctor. Or something.

GOOD MORNING: Dive into Grayson College history

With a relatively small staff here in the Herald Democrat newsroom, we rarely have the time to dig deeply into a subject and swim around in the information the paper has collected over the years. Most stories are produced under a next-day deadline or perhaps a few days, in some cases. But Grayson College’s 50th anniversary has been different.

LARRY PHILLIPS: House committee eyes insurance

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 interim charges recently issued to the House Committee on Insurance, which oversees the Texas Department of Insurance, Worker’s Compensation, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA), and the regulation of property and health insurance industries in Texas.

GOOD MORNING: More B-movie cheese, please

Intense dramas, thrilling action movies and hilarious comedies all have their places at the movie theater, but sometimes I just want to turn my brain off after a long day and enjoy a ridiculous film I can laugh at for being bad. That’s why I love B-movies.

GOOD MORNING: Lonely no more

If my readers have been following me on Twitter ( @MWilcoxHD ), I’m sure you all have seen several instances where I’ve expressed my frustration with finding a new home through the social media site. With the end of my lease approaching at the end of this month, I might have been hitting the “panic” button as I struggled to find an affordable house to rent with two other roommates. Thankfully, I’m not going to be homeless come April’s end. My roommate was able to secure a lovely home for us to rent, and I’m completely enamored with it.

Trump’s sweep is another humiliating defeat for media and political elites

Donald Trump’s sweeping victories Tuesday night move the Manhattan billionaire a step closer to winning the Republican nomination for president and to pulling off the most improbable political feat in modern American history. But Trump’s story is about more than a first-time candidate’s stunning rise. It is also about the humiliating defeat suffered by an increasingly isolated political and media class who still do not understand the causes and scope of Trump’s populist revolt.