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Despite a 2010 law that requires federal agencies to describe rules and regulations in plain language, most government writing is STILL unintelligible. I met with my federal-bureaucrat mole, Deep Gibberish – and his interpreter – for answers.

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So much of our reasoning about race is both emotional and faulty. In ordinary as well as professional conversation, we use terms such as discrimination, prejudice, racial preferences and racism interchangeably as if they referred to the same behavior. We can avoid many pitfalls of misguided …

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In the history of television, during which thousands of network entertainment programs have come and gone, only one show has produced new episodes in each of the last eight decades: “Candid Camera.” What a remarkable feat.

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“Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here. Americans never quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history. We make history.” – John McCain, in his farewell letter to the country

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One of the best statements of how the Framers saw the role of the federal government is found in Federalist Paper 45, written by James Madison, who is known as the “Father of the Constitution”: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. …

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This week, the University of Houston-Victoria/American Book Review Reading Series welcomes artist, poet and writer Mark Amerika, author of the novels “The Kafka Chronicles” and “Sexual Blood.” Amerika has exhibited his art at the Whitney Biennial, the Walker Art Center and the Denver Art Mus…

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Father Mychal Judge was a Catholic priest who served as the chaplain for the New York City Fire Department. On Sept. 11, 2001, as word spread about the terror attacks, Judge rushed to the North Tower of the World Trade Center and began to pray over the bodies and administer last rites to tho…

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I recently had the opportunity of helping in a small way with the separated families at the Port Isabel Detention Center in the Rio Grande Valley. When I heard there was a need for attorney volunteers, I contacted my daughter Abigail, who is a staffer in Washington, D.C., for U.S. Congressma…

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In the scorching summer weather, which lasts roughly from Easter to Thanksgiving in East Texas, if you want to avoid morphing into an extra-greasy (and slightly hairy) strip of bacon, escaping the heat and humidity is a necessity.

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United States Sen. Ted Cruz and Texas Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton, both Republicans, are actively working to stamp out the Affordable Care Act – nicknamed ObamaCare, for its principal advocate, former President Barack Obama.