Why do some people want to purposely antagonize and upset others? The people who flew the Confederate battle flags from the back of pickups at Lake Dallas High School last week were hell-bent on offending the small minority of black students who attend classes there. But why?
Denton City Council members Joey Hawkins and Kevin Roden may not be perfect public servants, but they should not be subjected to recall elections just because they failed to answer a constituent’s email or because a few people disagree with a vote they cast.
A Plano elementary school student who never got vaccinated for childhood illnesses recently contracted measles during a trip abroad. Measles is highly contagious and potentially fatal. Other students and teachers are waiting to see if anyone else contracts the virus.
The brain, heart and soul of the University of North Texas will always be in Denton. Same goes for Texas Woman’s University. They can grow an extra finger or toe and move them to Dallas or Fort Worth or Frisco, but the true university communities — students, faculty and staff — will remain in Denton.
The U.S. has been caught spying on foreign heads of state — again. And just as with the tapping of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone, revealed in 2013 by the Edward Snowden documents, the target was the leader of a supposed ally: in this case, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The 2016 presidential election is tremendously important to the nation. Will we elect a Democrat and continue on the path Barack Obama took when he became president in January 2009? Or will we change horses and elect a Republican who will reverse many of the federal policies developed during the Obama presidency?
The National Rifle Association and its political allies have masterfully framed the debate over gun violence in America. Nowadays, anyone who even asks how to reduce gun violence gets accused of violating our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
Passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920 gave women the universal right to vote in the United States. Now, less than a century later, Hillary Clinton is poised to become the Democratic nominee for president. If she wins this summer, she stands one election away from becoming the first woman chosen to occupy the White House.
Your company has earned big dollars overseas and now wants to bring the money back into the United States. However, it might lose up to 40 percent to U.S. taxes. So the money stays overseas in tax shelters, and the U.S. economy loses out on investment opportunities.