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A Missed Opportunity

A Missed Opportunity

“Imagine if instead Americans had seen a U.S. President furious about being kept away from the border due to Texas forces actively maintaining operational control over the entire boundary with Mexico.”

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School Districts Still Haven’t Solved Library Book Problem

Some friends and I spent the better part of a year investigating the contents of our local public school libraries and were shocked at what we found (detailed on The Blue Shark Show, a local government watchdog podcast). Since last year, we discovered novels about...

An Open Letter to Matthew McConaughey

Mr. McConaughey: You have toyed with the idea of running for governor of Texas. I’m not sure that should be an entry-level position in government, but I wanted to offer my advice. If you want to be governor, or if you want to participate in policy discussions, I...

Y’All Answered: Pick-A-Governor

With college football just around the corner, we asked readers in the August 9, 2022, Texas Minute to engage in some “fantasy governing.” Who would they recruit to be the governor of Texas? Their choices were Greg Abbott, Ron DeSantis, Kari Lake, and (for fun) Robert...

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Stop Lying Around

Scripture is full of paralyzed and lame individuals being healed, but one story has always stood out for me. That is because it seems so cruel. On the surface, what Jesus said to a lame man lying near the Bethesda pool in Jerusalem was mean. “Do you want to be...

Y’All Answered: The Ongoing COVID Emergency In Texas

Texas is still operating under a “state of emergency” regarding the Chinese coronavirus, with Gov. Greg Abbott re-upping his declaration every month since March 13, 2020. In the Texas Minute for Aug. 2, 2022, we asked readers if Gov. Abbott should stop the emergency...

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Our Part In It

For generations we have held this truth to be self-evident: Our rights are granted by God, not by kings or parliaments, presidents or congresses, or even by constitutions or laws. No less certain is this: The same God who gave us those rights intended for us to be...