No, I’m not confused. I hope you aren’t either. I know what day it is and what year it is. But, in two fateful years, it will be 2020. Then, on that ominous date, we will have a choice...
Happy Flag Day 2018! In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14th as U.S. Flag Day. He did so to officially honor the adoption of the U.S. Flag by the Second Continental Congress on that day, 1777. Ever since, many...
Texas cities are dominating national expansion. The U.S. Census Bureau recently released estimates of population growth between July 2016 and July 2017, and Texas cities top the list both for the number of new residents and the fastest rate of...
The south Texas Valley is replete with intellectually inquisitive American citizens. Many of them share their interest in other cultures. They contribute to the enlightenment of south Texas. Whenever possible, they travel internationally. Such are the likes of the fascinating...
Choose from two. Two candidates to represent Texas in the Senate of the United States of America. Two political parties. Two. Too much? Too hard to choose? It depends. . . on your decision for youth vs age, or Texas...
What is the first thought that comes to you when pondering slavery? Perhaps what might come to mind is the Emancipation Proclamation, Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, Underground Railroad to Freedom, the South, or some long gone civilization that had slavery...
The headline on Jake Tapper’s The Lead, CNN, April 3: White House: Donald Trump’s call for a missile strike on Syria “caught our staff off guard” The President’s precipitous call alarmed military advisers as well as much of the press...
Before Texas Independence Day, March 2, 1836, Texas had (l) been in existence for 145 years, and (2) it had already taken the first steps of independence under the leadership of José Bernardo de Lara Uribe, the first President...
Passover, Viernes Santo, Sabado de Gloria, then Pascua. All very important in Mexico. Now, religious fervor; immediately after, back to political fervor. “Esta en juego” (“in play”) over 3,400 public offices, including multiple local officials, nine state governors, and, of...
Some very wise men once said, "There will be no second chance to get the 2020 census right ... we will all live with the results for a decade." Vincent P. Barabba and Kenneth Prewitt, both past census directors,...

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