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The ugliness that we have recently witnessed including rioting, billions of dollars of property destruction, assaults, murders and grossly stupid claims about our nation has its origins on college campuses. Two websites, College Reform and College Fix, report on the despicable teachings on c…

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The most recent employment data indicates that the pace of hiring in Texas has slowed. In September, 40,700 net new jobs were added, compared to 111,900 in August. Moreover, the unemployment rate rose and is now higher than the national level. Not great news, but not unexpected.

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My personal vision is to foster a culture of continuous improvement in all that we do. As you have all come to know, I also have a relentless commitment to radical transparency. I am going to use this space to talk just a bit about the last few weeks as it relates to in-person instruction, r…

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Too many Texans, one out of five adults, struggle with basic literacy. Far more, three of five, would fail the U.S. citizenship exam. Beyond civic literacy and literacy itself, Americans also have poor economic and financial literacy. Too many of us make terrible decisions, fail to budget, a…

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During slavery, many black women, often in a forcible union with a white man, bore mixed-race children. Based on their percentage of white blood, they were deemed “mulattos,” “quadroons,” “octoroons” or even “hexadecaroons.” Depending on skin color, they could pass as white and avoid the gro…

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Two Americans, Dr. Paul R. Milgrom and Dr. Robert B. Wilson of Stanford University, received this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.”

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Every person reading this went to school at some point so we all know how school works. Because we spent 12 or more years in school, we often feel that we understand the work of school districts well.

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If you’re looking for a high road in political advertising, you’ll find it somewhere between the South Pole and Hades. Short of photoshopping devil horns on your opponent, anything goes. There are no rules. It’s Thunderdome, where truth is relative and context is but a rumor.

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The violence, looting and mayhem that this nation has seen over the last several months has much of its roots in academia, where leftist faculty teach immature young people all manner of nonsense that contradicts commonsense and the principles of liberty. Chief among their lessons is a need …

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The U.S. economy continues to generate new jobs, with the latest (September) report showing a modest gain of 661,000.

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The state of the economy is inevitably a central issue in presidential campaigns, debates, and elections. This year will likely be even more intense than usual, with the fallout from the pandemic causing millions of Americans to lose their jobs, their savings, and, in many instances, their b…

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The United States Constitution’s Article 2, Sec. 2, cl. 2, provides that the president of the United States “shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officer…

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Political people in high places are sowing doubt about voting and elections, making our 200-year-old system seem fraught with problems and even crime. Vote anyway.

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We are all starting to settle into a bit of a rhythm and routine after three weeks of hybrid teaching and hybrid learning. Every week has shown marked improvement from student participation and engagement as well as student work and tests.

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At a time when Texas officials are talking about trimming the state’s budget to deal with serious revenue shortfalls, one medical organization is instead pushing the state to expand Medicaid, via the Affordable Care Act.

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Paul Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa. He has just published “The Devil and Karl Marx,” a careful look at the diabolical side of Karl Marx. The book has come out during an important time in our history since so many Americans, particularly ou…

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Recently the Democratic Party had several Green party candidates kicked off the ballot in Texas. The Republican Party tried to do the same to several Libertarian Party candidates, but luckily the 3rd Court of Appeals dismissed it.

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Prior to last week, I would have said the most hands-off subject in America was military service. We don’t always do right by our soldiers and our veterans, but we don’t like anyone who questions their patriotism, sacrifices and loyalty. We are quick to identify which of our family members a…

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In matters of race and other social phenomena, there is a tendency to believe that what is seen today has always been. For Black people, the socioeconomic progress achieved during my lifetime, which started in 1936, exceeded anyone’s wildest dreams. In 1936, most Black people lived in gross …

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As too many school systems dithered indecisively regarding reopening, many parents have decided that one lost semester was one too many and acted. Micro-schools-or “Pandemic Pods” are fast becoming the Cajun Navy of K-12 education, but not everyone is pleased. The Texas Tribune, for instance…

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