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  • OPINION

    Keep rebel flag off license plate

    The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles board of directors had rejected the organization’s application for a specialty plate in 2011 – the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War – because those who opposed it had argued that the so-called “Rebel flag” was...

  • OPINION

    What is the important news, anyway?

    With the world going crazy, I tried running away from the news. It didn’t work.

  • OPINION

    Let’s put an end to the cease fires

    The Middle East must lead the world in cease-fires. If cease-fires were the road to peace, the Middle East would easily be the most peaceful place on the planet.

  • EDITORIALS

    Negotiators reach deal on veterans bill

    Well, maybe Congress can get something done – especially when the results are politically expedient for members of both parties. That seems to be the dynamic behind a last-minute agreement to strike a deal for much needed reforms of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • OPINION

    Escaping the medical care debt trap

    The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn’t job loss or irresponsible use of credit. It’s medical expenses.

  • OPINION

    Corporations skipping out on taxes

    There is, however, one big difference between corporate persons and the likes of you and me: On current trends, we’re heading toward a world in which only the human people pay taxes.

  • OTHERS' VIEWS

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: Selfies in Auschwitz � and why it's wrong

    In a place haunted by ghosts, on a thoroughfare of the damned, standing upon ground once watered by blood, Breanna Mitchell lifted a camera to take her own picture. She smiled a sunshine smile.

  • OPINION

    Gaza’s Victims: civilians and peace

    After more than two weeks of fighting between Hamas and Israel, there is no question which side has the upper hand. Thursday’s Israeli strike on a U.N.-run school for Palestinian children increased the Palestinian death toll to more than 760. By that point, the death toll on the Israeli side...

  • OPINION

    America’s poor need bigger checks, not a ‘life plan'

    What if the poor need more than disposable income to escape poverty? What if they need a life coach?

  • OPINION

    Millennials and marriage

    It’s not enough that they want to upend the modern workplace. Now the millennials are out to upend marriage as well. Wedding planners and finger-wagging moralists are beside themselves. But maybe the kids are on to something – as long as it doesn’t go too far.

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