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Astronomy and an Election

Astronomy and an Election

Monday, October 29, 2012; by Craig Miller. The McDonald Observatory, a research unit of The University of Texas at Austin, rests in the Davis Mountains in West Texas. The nearest…

Affirmative Action Gone Awry

Affirmative Action Gone Awry

Friday, October 26, 2012; by Frank Kuchar. There was much debate when the founders wrestled with how best to structure the Supreme Court. There were many, led by the Anti-Federalist…

Citizens on Patrol

Citizens on Patrol

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012; from the Northwest Arlington Newsletter. The last COP MOBILE class for the year starts in two weeks. For application, apply online at www.arlingtonpd.org! Qualifications: *Must be…

Visioning with Our City Council

Visioning with Our City Council

Thursday, October 18, 2012; by Buddy Saunders Yesterday I attended a City Council planning workshop titled “Choices and Possibilities.” I got there in an unorthodox way. I walked. It was…

Romney Cannot Save Us

Romney Cannot Save Us

Monday, October 22, 2012; by Craig Miller. If you’ve been keeping up with the local news during the past couple of weeks, you know that a 23-year-old mother was sentenced…

Why the Electoral College (part 4)

Why the Electoral College (part 4)

Sunday, October 21, 2012; by Frank Kuchar. Read Part 3 here! Having covered the historical background of what we commonly refer to as the “electoral college,” the question now is…

Why the Electoral College (part 3)

Why the Electoral College (part 3)

Saturday, October 13th, 2012; by Frank Kuchar. Read Part 2 here! As I outlined in Part II of this series, the electoral college was an ingenious compromise designed to preserve…

Why the Electoral College (part 2)

Why the Electoral College (part 2)

Friday, October 5th, 2012; by Frank Kuchar. Read Part 1 here! In Part I of this series I pointed out that although some of the founders felt the people could…

Why Does It Cost so Much to Build and Maintain Roads These Days?

Why Does It Cost so Much to Build and Maintain Roads These Days?

October 23, 2012, by Buddy Saunders In my daddy’s day government at every level—city, county, state and federal—built all the roads we needed and then kept them in repair.  At…

Halloween Countdown Monster Feature – Vampires!

Halloween Countdown Monster Feature – Vampires!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012; by Michael Breakfield (aka. The Odinson) Our guest columnist for this post is our resident pop-culture expert, Michael Breakfield,  Book Sales Manager at Lone Star Comics’…

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