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Not So Fast and Furious

Osiel Cardenas Jr. appeared in a Brownsville federal court last Monday to answer charges related to smuggling hundreds of rounds of military-style ammunition into Mexico. Cardenas is the son of Osiel Cardenas who was convicted in Houston of drug related…

Cartoonists Should Be Taken Seriously For Their Satire

Like blaming a rape victim for her "provocative dress," many press pundits blame the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists (and the Danish cartoonists before them) for crossing "red lines," and inviting trouble. In the past few days the small community…

Old-Fashioned Revolution Needed by Gil Potts

According to one courageous political leader in the Middle East, there may be only one effective resolution to the problems of Islamic terrorism around the world. In his speech on Jan. 1, the president of Egypt welcomed the New Year, boldly calling for…

Op-ED: CCAISD should shift its priorties

We start out the new year without Superintendent Marc Puig and with newly named Debbie Engle as interim superintendent. It's time to begin looking at priorities other than a new sports stadium, field house and renovations to the auditorium. It's…

Commentary: THE ONES WHO CHANGE US by Sheila Gilmore

Throughout the course of our lives, many things have a hand in changing us: circumstances, our location, education, other people. As a matter of fact, as we look back at what made the biggest impact on who we have become, we may realize that certain…

Commentary: REAL OR HOAX by Gil Potts

The controversy is growing and as it does, metaphorically speaking, temperatures are rising. It's all about one of the top five issues predicted to dominate national concern in 2015. The question is; is it real, or is it one of the biggest hoaxes…

Op-Ed: "The New Constitutional Crisis"

Once again, there is trouble brewing in Washington, and once again the elemental design of our Constitution is being challenged. Some say it's being circumvented in an attempt to fundamentally change our society. The constitution of the United States…