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When I served as chairman of the Texas House Energy Resources Committee, we heard hundreds of hours of testimony on the need to increase our ability to safely and effectively move oil and gas from the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford and Barnett to our Gulf ports for export.

Walking into newsrooms across the country, readers would see the same thing: journalists hard at work to cover stories and to present the facts. On a local level, that may mean reporting on a city commissioner meeting, school board, a court case or the latest sporting event. On a national le…

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.

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.

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

Sam Gyimah was one of the purged. He’d been warned that if he supported a bill to prevent a no-deal Brexit, his political career in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party would be dead. But like 20 other terminated Tories, he put country before career. “No deal would be catastroph…

Reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency don’t usually make for riveting reading, so you may have missed last Friday’s latest, soporifically headlined “Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council resolution 2231 (2015).”

Paul Tough’s important new book on the broken promises of higher education begins with a chapter that he succeeds in making as suspenseful as the prologue of any serial-killer novel and as heart-rending as the climax of an epic romance. It describes a high school senior who is waiting to hea…

There are two important institutions on the face of the earth — the family and the church. One is the family of man; the other is the family of God. One originated in the Garden of Eden as a result of God’s special creation and blessing.

I can still remember the day in 1999 when two students entered Columbine High School and killed 12 fellow students and one teacher. I was an undergraduate student then and I remember spending the entire day watching the news in complete shock. This was the first of what we now call “mass sho…

Nestled on the Front Range of the Rockies, the city of Crystal was a largely upper-middle-class paradise, chock full of health-conscious and socially conscious — meaning, of course, impeccably progressive — Coloradans. Then in slithered a serpent in the form of a proposal for a new school, t…

World War II began 80 years ago this Sunday after Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a “nonaggression” pact that was, in fact, a mutual aggression pact. Adolf Hitler invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939. Russia’s invasion of Poland, no less murderous, followed two weeks later.

Nobody’s going to believe Michael Quinn Sullivan or Dennis Bonnen or Dustin Burrows until they hear the recording of what was supposed to be a private meeting in June. But as long as Sullivan’s drip-drip-drip strategy is hurting his targets, he has little incentive to give everyone a listen.

The first coins minted by the U.S. Government were struck in 1783. The use of coins as a means of payment dates to the 5th or 6th Century BCE.

An invitation to respond to this column appears most times in some fashion or other. I’ve heard from some of you from time-to-time about things that you think.

DO IT NOW ... before Sept. 5 (better to do it today, because there is a lot going on and we may forget), apply your fall pre-emergent granules to control annual weeds — use Dimension, Halts or Balan.