Snow’s silver lining

February 25, 2015 Tom Purcell, Freelance Writer I admit it: I love the snow and the cold. I love to be outside, …

Time for a conversation about war

February 25, 2015 My oldest son is handsome, smart, and, in the words of my old boss Ann Richards, very nearly perfect. I love him boundlessly, so …

Pipeline is land theft

February 24, 2015 Congress approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline’s fourth phase on Feb. 11, with the bill scheduled to land on President Obama’s desk for …

Obama, no friend of beer drinkers

February 23, 2015 It’s frustrating to hear President Barack Obama receive kudos from the beer community simply because of his fondness for the beverage. Between his …

Jeb lugs Dubya’s weighty baggage

February 23, 2015 Jeb Bush insists he’s not his brother’s keeper, but, alas, he’s stuck being his brother’s baggage schlepper. As evidenced Wednesday during a foreign …

Why should the government deliver mail?

February 20, 2015 In a country where people extol the virtues of free enterprise, why is the U.S. government involved in the delivery of mail? After all, …