President Trump has followed through on many key commitments to evangelicals: championing the cause of the unborn, protecting religious freedom, standing with Israel and nominating two excellent justices to the Supreme Court. But when it comes to immigration, if he continues to follow the ad…

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Donald Trump, an ongoing eruption of self-refuting statements (“I’m a very stable genius” with “a very good brain”), is adding self-impeachment to his repertoire. Spiraling downward in a tightening gyre, his increasingly unhinged public performances (Google the one with Finland’s dumbfounded…

The time is the early 1980s. The place is the South China Sea. A sailor aboard the U.S.S. Midway, an aircraft carrier, spots a leaky boat jammed with people fleeing tyranny in Indochina. As he helps bring the desperate refugees to safety, one of them calls out: “Hello, American sailor — Hell…

I recently saw a post on social media asking why conservatives are so concerned with socialism when what they should be concerned about is dictatorship in their own party. Historically speaking, accusing presidents of dictatorship is nothing new. In fact, it’s as old as the nation itself. I …

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The Texas A&M University System has taken a hard line against vaping, prohibiting it on all of its properties — not just its 11 universities. To fully appreciate how big a deal this is, consider that Texas has 254 counties and A&M’s brand can be found somewhere within 250 of them. In…

Our forefathers joined together to separate from the oppressive government, high taxes and intrusive/abusive authorities of Imperial England. We are living in a day when it has become more obvious how intrusive and abusive our government has become. It is another day when presidents have ass…

This column will explain the impeachment farce in two minutes. By the end, you will thank the media for demanding the release of Trump’s phone calls with the presidents of Ukraine and Australia.

We give and take advice on a daily basis. Yet seldom do you give advice to someone 200 years in advance. But when James Burns in Ireland wrote to his son James in America in 1796, I felt he was speaking to me today.

In 2001, Gordon Chang, an American lawyer who had spent many years in Hong Kong and Shanghai, published a book forebodingly titled “The Coming Collapse of China.” At the time, the thesis seemed improbable, if not preposterous.

SEOUL, South Korea – In 1950, when Han Sung-joo was 10, shrapnel from an artillery shell lodged in his hip. This happened as Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s troops, fresh from the bold Incheon landing, were retaking this city – it would be lost and retaken again after North Korea’s June invasion. T…

Several years ago, in Cairo, I asked Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to name Hosni Mubarak’s biggest mistake. “He stayed in power for a long time,” Egypt’s sixth president said of its fourth, who ruled like a pharaoh for nearly 30 years before being toppled in the heady early days of the (mislabeled) A…

Jefferson 40th reunion October 5

The transcript of President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky is yet another illustration of the rule: Never ask a question you don’t know the answer to.

One of the biggest recent news stories is Trump’s cancellation of a surprise summit with Taliban leaders and the Afghanistan president at Camp David. I am no longer surprised at the criticism towards the President, but I was shocked this time at the nature of the criticism. I assumed the dis…

Once upon a time, prominent Democrats called for the impeachment of a powerful conservative officeholder, only to be embarrassed into silence when it turned out that the basis for their calls was arguable and incomplete, handing their Republican opponents a P.R. coup.

I once asked my father how old you have to be before you understand women. His response was, “I give up. How old?”

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Now only 15 flags in the Foreign Ministry’s foyer represent the nations that have not yet succumbed to Beijing’s financial blandishments –targeted at governments and individual politicians – and other pressures to sever diplomatic relations with this island nation. There wer…

Thomas Jefferson warned against entangling alliances. John F. Kennedy was ready to pay any price and bear any burden. Teddy Roosevelt advised us to speak softly and carry a big stick.

Enhancing Marshall’s appearance was one of the top initiatives that was produced from the citizen-driven Mobilize Marshall meeting that was held in June of this year. The city commission listened to and recognized the importance of this issue in ratifying the plan that was created, as a resu…

When you read history one of the things that you soon begin to learn is that things change. Eras change. Leaders change. Climate changes. Ideas change. One thing persists — the need to learn. Everyone, no matter how old or how young, needs to learn. This comes down to what we have come to ca…

HONG KONG — Lee Cheuk-yan, unlike most Americans, remembers and reveres Lane Kirkland, a hero of the first Cold War. During 16 years as leader of the AFL-CIO, 1979-1995, Kirkland gave crucial support, both material and moral, to Lech Walesa and the Solidarity movement in Poland, where it was…

Item: Last week Republicans in the North Carolina House used the occasion of 9/11 to call a surprise vote, passing a budget bill with a supermajority to override the Democratic governor’s veto. They were able to do this because most Democrats were absent, some of them attending commemorative…

There has been a lot of talk lately about the electoral college. If you read social media, you will see many opinions on why it should or should not continue to choose the American president. Those who want to retain the electoral college tend to focus on the numbers and how several cities h…

HONG KONG — Physically diminutive, intellectually acerbic and with an eye for the ironic, Margaret Ng — lawyer, writer and former legislator — is, at 71, a member of the generation for which this city’s youthful protesters have scant patience. They say the elders have been too patient about …

The left has the luxury of having lost the argument on crime for the past few decades and, as a consequence, the electorate has no recollection of the living nightmare produced by Great Liberal Ideas About Crime.

Though he’ll get little credit and even less sympathy, there is a case to be made that John Bolton deserves the nation’s thanks for helping save us from at least three Trumpian near-disasters. For a man who held the office of national security adviser for just 17 months, this is no mean feat.

Long before anyone knew who Drew Carey was, there was a fella named Bob who hosted a little game show called, “The Price Is Right.”

You did remember 9-11 Prayer Service yesterday didn’t you? We had a most effective program in downtown Marshall at Telegraph Park ... a special appreciation to the employers that allowed their employees observe this special day in a special way.

Old stories can be windows into our lives and into our struggles right now. There are two kinds of people in the world — those who build and those who dismantle; those who construct and those who destroy.

The masked men who recently tossed firebombs at Jimmy Lai’s home targeted one of this city’s foremost democracy advocates. Lai, a 71-year-old media billionaire, calls this summer’s ongoing protest “a martyrdom movement” and “a last-straw movement.” It has an intensity and dynamic that bewild…

Arrests made by the Marshall Police Department

Democracies used to collapse suddenly, with tanks rolling noisily toward the presidential palace. In the 21st century, however, the process is usually subtler. Authoritarianism is on the march across much of the world, but its advance tends to be relatively quiet and gradual, so that it’s ha…