Editorial: Hypocrisy is the least effective charge to weigh against an opponent

Republicans are both delighted that leftist Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been brought down by accusations of sexual harassment, and outraged at what they see as the left’s hypocrisy. But hypocrisy is a two-edged sword. By pointing out that Democrats and many in the media seem to have covered for Weinstein for many years, Republicans…

Editorial: We don't need the Clean Power Plan

President Trump is ready to make good on a promise he made to Texas - and to American consumers - in repealing the Obama administration’s misguided Clean Power Plan. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose repealing the Clean Power Plan - the Obama administration’s centerpiece regulation to fight climate change - and plans to

Editorial: Scotland bans fracking and the benefits of cleaner, inexpensive energy

Scotland is bravely rejecting cleaner air, more affordable energy and a reliable power grid. The Scottish government on Tuesday announced a ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. What does this mean for East Texas and the United States in general? We’ll simply keep building liquefied natural gas export facilities and preparing for more and

Editorial: Hefner's legacy is broken families

It has been disturbing to see all the praise lavished on the late Hugh Hefner in recent days. Hefner was as much a moment as a man, and his legacy is not a positive one. Larry King tweeted last week, “Hugh Hefner was a GIANT in publishing, journalism, free speech & civil rights.” But as David French points out in National Review, Hefner

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Would you please pass the wisdom?

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Editorial: Did layoffs in steel mills lead to President Trump?

The New York Post’s Salena Zito wrote an essay that everyone still arguing about the November presidential election should read. Her title, “The day that destroyed the working class and sowed the seeds of Trump,” is of course an overstatement,…

18 September 2017 [11:18 AM]
You want the good news or the bad news?

NELSON CLYDE, Is it Just Me? The good news is the water is receding in Houston. The bad news is it is rising in Florida. And Cuba. The good news is the Texas legislature is no longer in session.…

09 September 2017 [05:29 PM]
Some real news about real news

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? With as much real news as we have been confronted with recently, one wonders how people still have an appetite for what is unreal - or fake. The problems are multifold. First…

02 September 2017 [05:34 PM]
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Editorial: Keep tax cuts simple

Economist Stephen Moore has some good advice for Congress as it responds to President Trump’s call for tax reform: Keep it simple.…

01 September 2017 [11:04 AM]
A Technicolor life for everyone

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? Those of you who have been with me a while may remember my old friend Bubba. He was a regular in this column for a while with a feature we called Ask Bubba.…

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