November 12, 2008 RSS feed / Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Veterans Day - A time to remember and give thanks

It seems like only a week or so ago we were talking about Memorial Day and honoring those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom. More...

McCain carries Texas, Republicans hold edge in down ballot races

AUSTIN - America voted and Barack Obama, the junior Democratic U.S. senator from Illinois, was elected the 44th president of the United States on Nov. 4. More...

How long do we have as a nation?

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier: More...

Taxation's perfect storm

A perfect storm occurs when the major elements of weather - humidity, temperature and in the case of hurricanes barometric pressure - reach critical levels and come into alignment in a given location. Its power can be awesome. More...