The first Catholic Parish Workshop that the OWLS and Tea Party members attended in the City of Hidalgo was a study in a narrow minded, controlling demagogue that also happens to be a Catholic priest. We learned that Father Jerry...
For weeks, state leaders’ statements about when to reopen schools and who has the authority to make that decision have been confusing to say the least.  Instead of providing clarity, state leaders have created...
Because of the memories of experiences visiting the San Antonio Missions and the Riverwalk and for those restful nights dreaming about days gone by in lodgings like the Menger Hotel, the Emily Morgan, the Crockett Hotel, La Mansion del...
Cults are forever being born. Cults also die, but very slowly. Some sects in India still worship Dionysus, God of Wine and Mirth (and bacchanalian sex) among the Greeks of 2,600 years ago. The cult of Donald Trump might last...
The United States is a strong leader in astronomy, but that leadership is in peril if the proposed cuts to NASA in the current White House budget take effect. If Congress approves these cuts, NASA’s astrophysics budget would be the...
Madam President, each year during the month of August, I look forward to traveling across my state, my very big state, to spend time with my constituents.  It is the best way to learn...
“Has she really retired?” Asked of Rebecca Flores, former Director of La Unión del Pueblo Entero (The Union of All the People), Rio Grande Valley, Texas. The question was rhetorical, humorous, asked by current...
"For his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare," Angus Deaton has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics (or, more formally, “The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel”). Every year, the Nobel Prize is...
Columbus Day (October 9), as most of us learned in elementary school, recalls Christopher Columbus’ 1492 landing in America. It’s a holiday celebrated in the U.S. since the 1700s. Yet, it didn’t receive official federal status until 1937. Nonetheless, the observance...
Mexico’s family-planning initiative, launched in the 1980s, made postpartum placement of the Intra-Uterine Device (IUD) widely available to women at no cost. Recently, there has been considerable interest in increasing postpartum access to highly effective contraception such as the IUD...

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