COMMENTARY: The throes of a dying nation

I hear the throes of a dying nation, and I feel the pain of a fractured union as I go through the motions and...

COMMENTARY: Leadership affects our future

Someone recently asked me, “(W)hy so gloomy? The US has survived civil wars, Great Depression, assassinations and wars up the wahzoo, this too shall...

COMMENTARY: Open letter to Republican Party

The impeachment of President Trump will eventually move to the Senate for trial. I am neither so jaundiced as to believe that senators will...

COMMENTARY: Once, when we had ethics

As a veteran who served in Vietnam, and as a military journalist who saw the best and worst of our servicemen at war, I...

COMMENTARY: A Thanksgiving leftover

Thanksgiving is celebration of our blessings and our bounties, but also a celebration of courage and of the struggles and tribulations that helped to...

COMMENTARY: Encryption: Cover for criminals

Earlier this month, a shackled man stood before a judge in the Southern District of Texas and was sentenced to 60 years in federal...

COMMENTARY: My constitutional oath

Walking the halls of Congress for the first time as intern in 1996, I never truly grasped the level of responsibility that comes with...

COMMENTARY: New laws protect families

South Texas families were the big winners during the 2019 Legislative Session. Many laws were passed that will greatly assist them in their quality...

COMMENTARY: Our Pilgrim’s pride

What has become of our Pilgrim’s pride? What has become of the quest for the emancipation of the human mind and heart and soul?...

COMMENTARY: Friends of animals thanked

The past 21 months have been transformative at Palm Valley Animal Center. So much has improved so quickly that I wanted to update everyone...