Michael A. Smith

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The Texas Press Association on Wednesday honored state Rep. Mayes Middleton, center, for his work to help improve access to information about …

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Thank you all for taking time to comment. I appreciate it. Thanks even more for reading and supporting The Daily News and community journalism.

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I the first place, this is not an article produced by the newspaper staff, as you well know, having written dozens of guest columns over the years. In the second place, I can't think of single time when the paper wrote about only one candidate and failed to cover others equally. We will, …

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Didn't you learn all that from the media?

"I watched news video after video of Hurricane Harvey's devastation. I saw Americans of every race helping each other. No one asking who one voted, what language they spoke, where they came, what religion, etc"

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Thank you for the comment. The copy editors are blameless this time, however. I meant "angels," as in guardian angels, not angles.

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Thank you all for the words of support. Even more, however, for reading and contributing to The Daily News. We also have the best readers in Texas, IMHO.

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Numerous sources at least as credible as your average talk-radio show have sought to debunk Dr. Bridle comments. Here are a couple for anyone interested.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/06/08/fact-check-proteins-covid-19-vaccines-arent-dangerous-toxins/7505236002/…

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Mr. Pappous offer a false assessment of The Daily News’ policy on election letters and columns. What the paper has actually stated perhaps 100 times over the years is this:

“The Daily News has a long-standing policy against publishing letters and guest columns backing or attacking c…

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Passing an ordinance doesn't necessarily solve a problem. It creates an enforcement onus that may or may not solve a problem. There are ordinances against litter, for example, not to mention operating golf along 61st Street, parking across sidewalks and keeping roosters on the East End. H…

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I can comment only on my own limited experience, but I never met a military leader who seemed to care much about race. If you could show up at the right place, at the right time, with the right stuff, that's all that mattered. People like that were too few to begin with to get caught up i…

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I appreciate the feedback. I think the Army, and probably the military in general, was way ahead of every other sector of society on that account.