• By GEORGIE ANNE GEYER
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A terrible thing happened this week.

  • By CATHY GILLENTINE
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When I came to Galveston as a bride, it was not the first time I had visited those golden shores. Not by a long shot. And I still remember traveling south from Sherman with my father, my mother and my sister, summer after summer.

  • By BILL SARGENT, MARK MANSIUS & JOHN GAY
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Political rhetoric is causing many to burn energy that could be put to better and more productive use. For example, congresswoman Maxine Waters, said that FBI Director Comey should be fired. But that was back when Obama was president. Back then she said Comey had “no credibility.” Now that T…

  • By NEIL G. BARON
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I really did try to write about something other than Donald Trump this week. After all, keeping up with the craziness of the Trump administration is a full-time job. I really tried.

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  • By PETER DAVIS
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We are having another tryout and lifeguard academy that will start at 7 a.m. June 15. Information is on our website. Spread the word!

  • By GEORGIE ANNE GEYER
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Often enough through history, while the international community focuses on the huge problems it faces, it’s easy to overlook important small places. My nominee for the country deserving attention this week is independent Montenegro.

  • By DONALD LAMBRO
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Sir Walter Scott’s epic admonition, “Oh, what a web we weave when first we practice to deceive,” perfectly describes the furor over President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.

  • By CATHY GILLENTINE
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Folks have always said that art imitates life. And that is certainly true when it comes to the funny papers. I assume you agree with me that comic strips can be considered art.

  • By BILL SARGENT, MARK MANSIUS & JOHN GAY
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Last year we wrote a column (“While you were sleeping ... The Federal Judiciary,” The Daily News, Sept. 12, 2016) about what President Obama did to the judicial branch of government in making appointments to the lower courts. In that column we wrote: “When Obama took office just one of the 1…

  • By ROBERTO TORRES
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Last week, President Trump fired the director of the FBI, James Comey, who was in Los Angeles when he learned about his firing from news reports. Team Trump has argued that the timing of the sudden dismissal had absolutely nothing to do with the heating up of the Russia-Trump investigation. …

  • BYRON YORK
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The House’s narrow passage of a partial repeal of Obamacare dominated media for days. Happening at the same time, but receiving relatively little coverage, was the Senate’s approval of a $1.1 trillion spending bill that revealed — far more than Obamacare — the deep differences among Republic…

  • By PETER DAVIS
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I’m relieved we’re finally to this point. Spring is always tough for us to staff the beaches since so many of our seasonal employees are either college or high school students. Fortunately, we’ve had a number of our high school guards who have been willing to come out and work the weekends, …

  • By CATHY GILLENTINE
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What can we say about the current state of political affairs that hasn’t already been said? Well, within the confines of the Merriam-Webster dictionary collection are words many of us have not heard, yet most of them are applicable to what is going on today. And to the people who are going w…

  • By SUSAN CRISS
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Federal Judge Lee H. Rosenthal issued a landmark ruling prohibiting Harris County from keeping poor persons in jail who were accused of misdemeanors, but unable to afford to post bond. Rosenthal wrote that Harris County was “violating equal protection rights against wealth based discriminati…

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The other day, a friend brought up the subject of one’s “inner voice” — that unsolicited voice who speaks up without us ever asking for an opinion.

  • By PETER DAVIS
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The waves weren’t that big, but there was a steady current running from east to west. After clearing the Pleasure Pier, it made a wide long loop to shore, and on the inside, pushed west to east. The new sand with its steeper drop off caused the waves and current to pile up and push offshore …

  • By DAVID M. SHRIBMAN
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We have faced periods of difficulty, where the ultimate resolution of our challenges was never clear, many times before. We now know the Union was preserved in the middle of the 19th century, but in 1861 that was no safe bet.

  • By CATHY GILLENTINE
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How many of you out there are making special trips to special stores to buy special food for special friends. And those friends are not human. Furry and feathered friends.

  • By NEIL G. BARON
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Once again Texas Republicans prove they care more about re-election than taxpayer dollars, the rule of law or basic human decency. Their latest disaster, the Sanctuary City Bill, would be almost funny if it wasn’t for the fact that it will increase crime, subject police officers to criminal …

  • By BILL SARGENT, MARK MANSIUS & JOHN GAY
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It is clear that our founding fathers saw the role of government as “promoting” the general welfare not “providing” it. As we’ve witnessed for decades; liberal policies move us toward a welfare state, and a generational cycle of poverty is created. Families become locked into subsistence pov…

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Bullies come in all sizes and shapes. Mine was 8 feet tall, had a face covered with hair and a booming voice that made you squint. At least that is how, as a small seventh-grader, I saw this ninth-grader each morning when I boarded a bus headed for my new school.

  • By PETER DAVIS
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Our brown, wood paneled station wagon pulled across the causeway in 1970. We had moved around quite a bit before that as my dad bounced from one university teaching job to another. My mom, a sixth-generation Galvestonian, had used a connection to land my dad a job teaching Economics at Texas…

  • By ROBERTO TORRES
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“Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick tempered displays folly.” — Proverbs 14:29

  • By BILL SARGENT, MARK MANSIUS & JOHN GAY
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Last year, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution to avoid shutting the government down and to avoid dealing with a funding measure in the midst of a presidential election. Congress returns to work today and has only four days before government funding runs out. It seems to be a recurring t…

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Hollywood might be the last place you would expect to hear someone thanking God for their success in life.

  • By BYRON YORK
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President Trump has a problem — not enough loyalists to staff the White House, much less the entire executive branch.

  • By CATHY GILLENTINE Columnist
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Since we recently observed the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, “the war to end all wars,” Michael Guarino had in his mind a Galveston hero of three wars. He talked about him to members of the Civic Club, extolling the virtues Lt. Col. Max Clark, who served, unbelievably, i…

  • By BILL SARGENT, MARK MANSIUS & JOHN GAY
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There are two areas of healthcare where the federal government could play a positive role. The first is to allow the interstate sale of health insurance. The second is tort reform that limits the award a plaintiff could receive when suing a physician across state lines. The latter might redu…

  • By SUSAN CRISS
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on March 31st that the Justice Department will disband the National Commission on Forensic Science. The NCFS is a multi-disciplinary advisory panel whose mission is to improve the quality of forensic scientific evidence used in criminal trials. The pa…

  • By LEONARD WOOLSEY
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In life you can be the boulder or the water — and the choice makes all the difference in the world.

  • By ED BUCKNER
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A recent front-page story (“County gives up control of Meals on Wheels,” The Daily News, April 12) detailed an unconstitutional government action and concluded with a foolish statement supporting his unconstitutional vote from Galveston County Judge Mark Henry.

  • By PETER DAVIS
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Hard to believe it’s already Good Friday and we’re headed into one of the busier weekends of the season. Easter weekend seems to get busier each year.

  • By GEORGIE ANNE GEYER
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President Donald Trump has exercised his powers as commander in chief, sending Tomahawk missiles to destroy parts of the al-Shayrat air base used for Syrian chemical weapons. This young White House was preening with pride, yet it turned quickly to ambivalence.

  • By MARY BETH BASSETT
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With more than 6 million visitors coming to Galveston every year, it’s an understatement to say the hospitality industry is important to the island. Fortunately, Ball High School — along with a core group of tourism partners — is working to ensure Galveston’s hospitality workforce continues …

  • By DONALD LAMBRO
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House Republican leaders are likely to take a two-week break without making any progress toward passing a revised health care bill — raising doubts that President Donald Trump will be able to make good on his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare anytime soon.