Hurricane Harvey brought catastrophic flooding to eastern Texas in 2017. The onslaught of rain stranded thousands of people in their homes, unable to escape the floodwaters. In what was dubbed the “Texas Navy,” many private citizens brought boats from other parts of the state and nation to help evacuate stranded people. The actions of these valiant, generous […]
The thorn pricked my index finger, drawing blood. I hollered and then groaned, drawing back my hand instinctively. But I shouldn’t have been surprised: trying to prune a thorny bush without gardening gloves was a recipe for exactly what just happened. The pain throbbing in my finger—and the blood flowing from it—demanded attention. And as I searched for a Ba […]
I respect my Aunt Gladys’s intrepid spirit, even if that very spirit concerns me sometimes. The source of my concern came in the form of news she shared in an email: “I cut down a walnut tree yesterday.” You must understand that my chain-saw wielding aunt is seventy-six years old! The tree had grown up behind her garage. When the roots threatened to burst th […]
For the second year in a row, President Donald Trump is upset about a caravan of Central American migrants headed to the United States. As the group of some 4,000 people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras heads toward the U.S. border with Mexico to seek asylum, Trump has called for stricter border enforcement, threatening…
Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) explained why he adopted 'Lyin' Ted,' a nickname previously used by President Donald Trump to describe his opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz. CNN invited Sen. Ted Cruz multiple times to appear tonight in his own town hall, but he declined.
Democratic Rep. Robert "Beto" O'Rourke, who is running for US Senate in Texas, explains the meaning of his nickname at CNN's town hall. CNN invited Sen. Ted Cruz multiple times to appear tonight in his own town hall, but he declined.
National security adviser John Bolton and White House chief of staff John Kelly got into a shouting match outside the Oval Office on Thursday, according to reports from CNN and Bloomberg. Profanities rang through the West Wing and staffers began to speculate as to which of the two officials, arguably the two top White House aides to the President, would resi […]
State officials in Florida are scrambling to ease voting rules in the counties hardest hit by Hurricane Michael amid the closely watched races for US Senate and Florida governor to be decided on November 6.
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