Killing America (and making a profit)

I hate Country music. It isn’t a blanket hatred; I enjoy some of the more progressive voices in Country (mostly from years past). Lucinda Williams and, more recently, Jamey Johnson come to mind as some of my favorites. But for the most part, not only do twanging guitars and drawling vocals about beer, trucks, and…

The Conscience of America

There comes a time when we must put aside our pride and our individual wishes and goals in order to do what’s right. The United States of America has reached the threshold of one of those times. Ever since Bernie Sanders entered the race in his bid to become the Democratic nominee for president, I…

9/11: A Story about People

Note: I wrote this piece a couple of years ago as editor of The East Texan, but I have posted it every year since. It still rings true. It’s a date that we all know well. Its haunting story now graces the pages of every history text. Where two massive towers proudly stood atop the…