As March is Women’s History Month, I have been reflecting on great leaders of the past as well as the present. From time to time I will tell my 7-year-old daughter stories about both of my grandmothers, who are no longer with us. I’ll tell her about the things they did that may seem small, b…

There is no one eating plan that is right for everyone. It is important for every child and every adult to develop their own healthful eating plan that is packed with tasty foods and  becomes a part of our daily routine. of March is National Nutrition Month, an annual nutrition education and…

Anytime money comes from a place that is thought to be legitimate and it turns out that it has in fact been produced illegally, the person is concluded to have committed the crime of counterfeiting.

Operation Varsity Blues has unleashed a veritable orgy of stereotypes. "Entitled white kids" have been trending, along with told-you-so's about how the system is "rigged." Several commentators have suggested that this scandal should quiet concerns about affirmative action because the crimina…

Tomatoes are planted from transplants after all danger of frost in the spring passes. They cannot tolerate frost or freeze, and they thrive with mild and moderately warm temperatures in spring and early summer.

A Texas Superstar is a plant that has been field tested extensively all across Texas and has managed to thrive even in our very different climates and soils. The climates are very dry to very wet and very hot to very cold. The soils are sand to clay and acidic to alkaline. If you'd like a Su…

In April 2018, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand urged Senate leaders to pass her bipartisan Congressional Harassment Reform Act. "Congress has a sexual harassment problem — and isn't taking it seriously," Gillibrand wrote in Fortune magazine. "If we can't clean up our own act, how can anyone expect C…

President Donald Trump launched another battle for border wall funding on Monday, calling for $8.6 billion additional dollars in his proposed federal budget for next year. Top Democrats came out swinging, bashing a border wall as "expensive and ineffective."

Some Americans have much higher income and wealth than others. Former President Barack Obama explained, “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” An adviser to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who has a Twitter account called “Every Billionaire Is A Policy Failure” tweeted, “My …

A four-word phrase common on late-night television, exclaimed by announcers giddy about their offers: "Buy this kitchen knife that is so sharp it can slice and dice diamonds, and we'll throw in a nonstick frying pan that can double as a satellite dish. BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! If you call imm…

In the latest Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) report issued by the Federal Trade Commission, Texas ranks No. 5 in the nation for the most reported cases of identity theft per 100,000 residents. The most common type of identity theft reported was credit card fraud.

Tiptoeing along the edge of caricature, Sen. Elizabeth Warren says: Native Americans should be "at the table" with African-Americans for a "robust discussion" about making some Americans pay reparations to other Americans to atone for misdeeds by still other Americans. The enumeration of the…

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