President-elect Donald Trump and House and Senate Republicans are on a bullet train toward repealing the Obama administration’s centerpiece health care legislative accomplishment but are far from a quick consensus on what will replace it.
Hugs: Outgoing Vice President Joe Biden turned out to be a likable Joe. While in office, he suffered the untimely death of a son from cancer. He took up the fight against the disease. We were touched when he shed tears on Thursday as President Obama bestowed upon him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Regime change is sweeping through Denton City Hall. We are optimistic that the new bosses will be better than the old bosses. They’ll be more open to including the public in their plans to manage the city’s growth, development and tax-and-spend policies.
The problem is one we’re all too familiar with: The prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses is intolerable. But universities are still working out the most effective ways to turn it around. We’re glad to see Rice University leading the way with an innovative approach.
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds died within 24 hours of each other. A daughter and mother could not have been more different. Reaction to their deaths caught us off guard. The public’s outpouring of grief for Fisher surpassed the mourning for her mother.
The role of veterinary clinics in the prescription drug abuse epidemic is often overlooked. Because, really, who would think human clients — or, in some cases, a member of the clinic’s own staff — might divert a pet’s prescriptions? It can happen and could too easily escape our notice.
The Denton County Elections Administration’s reputation remains in shambles a month after the general election. We won’t bother to regurgitate the litany of terrible mistakes made during early voting and on Election Day. Suffice it to say we still have no confidence in the election returns as reported.
Consider the daily life of Dr. Denton A. Cooley, who died recently at age 96. For decades every morning, he left his home in River Oaks, donned his surgical smock at Texas Medical Center and from dawn to dusk plunged his gifted hands into the open chests of men, women and children whose hearts were failing, who were within days, or less, of death.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick continues to push a new state law that would require people to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender at birth.Patrick asserts the bill would protect women and girls against male predators who pretend to be female so they can get into a women’s restroom. Essentially, his bill provides a solution to a problem that does not exist.