Wellness for the mind, body and spirit is crucial during this pandemic and beyond.
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…
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…
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…
This is a year of double milestones: my mother’s house turns 75 and (as of Oct. 30) she will have been living there for 50 years.
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.”
About 1,700-1,900 children and youth are reported as missing from foster care in a given year according to a report from the Department of Family and Protective Services. In many cases, “missing” in reality means that they have run away.
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.
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.
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 …
Four of the seven Texas attorneys general since 1972 have gone on to higher office, one stalled and one went to prison. Ken Paxton, the current AG, is in a situation now that could determine which way his career will go.
Given the opportunity to make it easier to vote in Texas’ 2020 general election, to leave the election process alone or to make it harder to vote, the governor chose the third option.
Ironically enough, I did not sleep peacefully last night, because I was concerned about taking the wrong tone with this column about the iconic singer/songwriter/musician and anti-war activist who wrote “Give Peace A Chance.”
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…
Voting and election cases are piled up in the courts in Texas, and the days between now and Nov. 3 are growing short. Some of the rules could change while we’re voting. But vote anyhow.
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…
Two years ago in Texas, interest and election turnout were juiced by a $125 million race for U.S. Senate. This year’s ballot is topped by an extraordinary race for president, but the political spending at the top won’t match 2018.
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.
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.
Voting in the 2020 general election starts in Texas in less than three weeks. But the governor’s responses to the coronavirus have strained Republican unity.
The Census Bureau announced recently that they have moved the last day to respond to the 2020 Census up one month to Sept. 30th. The Census Bureau also will be hiring more employees to help conduct a complete and accurate count.
Seventeenth-century poet and intellect John Milton predicted, “When language in common use in any country becomes irregular and depraved, it is followed by their ruin and degradation.”
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.
Democrats have their eyes on winning back the Texas House majority they lost in 2002. That wouldn’t give them the power to pass legislation, but it would give them the power to stop legislation they don’t like.
Have you ever experienced the feeling of being tired? I am not talking about the tired that all new parents feel when they are home with a newborn infant, although that is a unique kind of tired.
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…
I had a deep text-to-text and text-to-self connection in the past week, which gave me the opportunity for some deep thought on a bike ride over the Labor Day Holiday.
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.
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…
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 …
A Republican effort to knock 44 Libertarians off the ballot fell short, and that could have an outsize effect on close races in November.
Some of the biggest private-sector companies in Texas adapted quickly to customer service during the pandemic. Unfortunately, they’re not in charge of voting.
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…
Just as everyone is starting to hit a groove with remote instruction, we are going to make our planned pivot to hybrid (remote and in-person) instruction on Sept. 8.
Texas is poised right now as it was in late April: COVID-19 numbers are moving in the right direction, and reopenings — schools this time — are underway. Everyone’s hoping for a different result this time.
Check out any professional and most college basketball teams. Their starting five, and most of their other 10 players, are Black, as is 80% of the NBA. This does not come anywhere close to the diversity and inclusion sought by the nation’s social justice warriors. Both professional and colle…
Voters who still haven’t decided which candidates to support in November might be uncertain for a good reason: The issues that would help them decide — pandemic, recession and all the rest — are shifting rapidly.
When I was offered the opportunity to move to Victoria, it came with tremendous excitement. Shortly after being hired, our house was on the market, we were searching for a new home and beginning to think about transitioning my girls into the Victoria ISD.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions needed to slow the spread of the virus have caused substantial harm to the economy. Even in the face of significant job losses and output declines, however, the underlying structure is generally sound and long-term prospects remain positive (t…
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