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Opinion

Some advice for dealing with today’s health crisis, from a family who’ve been there

For most Americans, today’s lockdowns and social distancing requirements are new. For my family, they’re what we do every flu season. That’s because our son, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Dawn Burleigh.

OP-ED: Five early lessons the pandemic has taught us about Texas schools

Texas has learned a lot about itself — and its education system — through the coronavirus crisis. We’ve learned how critical education is to parents’ ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Dawn Burleigh.

Story Over a Cup: The Great Puppy Hunt of 2020

My dogs, Bernie and Bill, are escape artists. Sometimes I wonder if they should not have been named after Penn and Teller instead of Bernie ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Dawn Burleigh.

OP-ED: The American rancher has always been a critical worker

There’s no question COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on our country. We will continue to feel its effects for a long time and, in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Dawn Burleigh.

THE IDLE AMERICAN: I’m ‘tooting’ their horns

I’ve always been a sucker for the sappy, plot-easily-followed kind of “flick” that ends happily. Take Mr. Holland’s Opus–and others like it–where movie-goers had best ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Dawn Burleigh.

The China Syndrome: Ghosts of Pandemics Past and Affinity for Despotism

By Howard Barbanel They got a wall in China It’s a thousand miles long To keep out the foreigners They made it strong — Paul ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Dawn Burleigh.

National Prevention Week begins Monday

National Prevention Week is an effort to bring communities together to raise public awareness concerning substance abuse and mental health issues. This national observance, which ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Dawn Burleigh.

A blueprint for our economic recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken more than 63,000 American lives. It has put more than 30 million hardworking men and women out of a job. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Dawn Burleigh.

Story Over a Cup: Allergies in the time of corona

We live in interesting times. It seems that this year, we have had a killer plague, near-miss asteroids, and now killer hornets, and locusts in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Dawn Burleigh.

Pick your numbers, pick your focus and don’t panic

I recently wrote about Ethnic Thoughts, where I shared some of my own feelings about prejudice and discrimination today. In the end, I referenced a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Dawn Burleigh.

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