COMMENTARY: Rise of a malevolent nation

There is evil in the air. You can sense it, hear it, feel it. It is in the sound and agony of our dying...

COMMENTARY: Let’s fight cancer together

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in Texas adults, and the same is true in the Rio Grande Valley. According to...

COMMENTARY: The writer behind the words

I am lured away from ordinary tasks or chores or pleasantries, and somehow end up behind my computer to capture in words the images...

COMMENTARY: Deception now a part of politics in America

America has deteriorated into a nation governed through speculation, assumption, conjecture, conspiracy theories and outright lies, through the art of deception. We have become a...

COMMENTARY: It’s National Cancer Prevention Month

As a member of the bipartisan Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, I want to share the following information as...

COMMENTARY: Beyond the river’s edge

I remember a place beyond the river’s edge where once young children played. A place that beckoned with its serenity and its beguiling charm....

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...