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To the Editor: Kudos to Bill Maher for declaring, “It is no more acceptable to abuse a pig than it would be to abuse a dog,” and for calling on Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey to sign legislation that... Continue reading
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The 2014 World Series begins in less than two hours. I'm neutral as regards the Kansas City Royals. I dislike the San Francisco Giants because they beat my Texas Rangers in 2010 and my Detroit Tigers in 2012. So I... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I like the filibuster. It slows things down.
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To the Editor: Re “Paying Respects, Pentagon Revives Vietnam, and War Over Truth” (front page, Oct. 10), about the Pentagon’s plans for a 50th-anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War and the objections of scholars, veterans and activists to having the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Some time back, I said that the word "surly," rather than "burly," has a history of use as a descriptor of black men. I think Mark Spahn denied it, or at least wondered aloud whether it was true. I just... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I hope Republicans are taking notes on the executive actions Barack Obama is taking. Here is his latest slap in the face of Congress. Talk about an imperial presidency! When Republicans regain control of the executive branch, as they surely... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
To the Editor: Contrary to Ross Douthat’s assertion (“The Last Right,” column, Oct. 12), establishment of the right to medical aid-in-dying is not proceeding slowly. The Oregon death-with-dignity law was passed only in 1994 and didn’t take effect until 1997.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
This afternoon, at a Shell station in Fort Worth, I paid $2.959 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. With my Kroger card, it came to $2.859. What're y'all payin' in your neck o' the woods? By the way, do you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
The intelligence of a crowd is less than the sum of the intelligences of its members. I paraphrase a famous sociologist from memory. The saying applies to this. Perhaps dismantling the football program might bring a degree of self-control to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I didn't do so well in my upset predictions. See here. With yesterday's losses by Baylor and Notre Dame, there are only four unbeaten teams in Division I: Florida State, Marshall, Mississippi, and Mississippi State. How weird is that? Addendum:... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
To the Editor: Re “Cry of G.O.P. in Campaign: All Is Dismal” (Political Memo, front page, Oct. 10): In March 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke these great words: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” The... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Posted 3 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
It’s tiresome to again read columnist Debra J. Saunders carping about Hillary Clinton’s speaking fees and “earnings in the eight years preceding 2008” (“Hillary Clinton walks on a cloud,” Oct. 16), since she penned a similar story (“Keeping Up With... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Posted 4 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Upset specials: West Virginia over #4 Baylor (favored by 7.5 points) #21 Texas A&M over #7 Alabama (favored by 13.5 points) Washington over #9 Oregon (favored by 20.5 points) #15 Oklahoma State over #12 TCU (favored by 10 points) #23... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson