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There has been much talk recently about the impact of Hispanic and Asian immigration on the outcome of the Nov. 6 election. No matter your politics, there is another interesting aspect to these demographic changes. Full Story »

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Drug use kills people, tens of thousands of them. Drug abuse obviously kills Americans, but the people I’m referring to here are not Americans, they are our neighbors to the south. When Americans buy and use drugs, they not only hurt themselves, they create deadly chaos in Mexico. Full Story »

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Is education in Texas mediocre?

State District Judge John Dietz, who is presiding over Texas’ school finance trial in Austin,  wondered Tuesday, Nov. 20, if “maybe we as a state have been satisfied with mediocrity,” according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Dietz added that Texas’ tougher academic standards may simply reflect a new global reality. Full Story »

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Two years ago this fall I started drinking coffee while on a trip to Guatemala. When I started I didn’t know there was so much to learn. Just yesterday, I learned something new. Full Story »

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Come next year, Congress will not be as Christian as it used to be. By that, I mean the 113th Congress will have fewer professing Christians than the 112th because voters have chosen to send more non-Christians to the Senate and the House. It is, however, a very small change. Full Story »

Baylor game

Some days are more special than others. I think I always will remember Saturday, November 17, 2012, unless dementia robs me of it somewhere down the road. Full Story »

MugShots

I stumbled across a web page the other day that created a deep sense of sadness within me. It’s a page of the Tampa Bay Times which presents mug shots of people arrested in the area. Full Story »