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October 1, 2014

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Take a close look at the Declaration of Independence

Reading the Declaration of Independence takes less than 10 minutes. It is about the length of two op-ed essays yet forms the foundation of our republic.

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
A closer look at General Order No. 3
Posted: October 01, 2014

As we prepare for the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, I would like to take a closer look at General Order No. 3 issued by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger.  Everyone recognizes this as the general order that freed the enslaved men, women and children of Texas on June 19, 1865.

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Tuesday 09/30/2014
Art helps us celebrate a sister city
Posted: September 30, 2014

As Galveston and Niigata approach our 50th year as sister cities, 1965-2015, the Taiguruma Project continues with 25 more of these traditional Japanese fish cart paper lanterns being produced.

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Monday 09/29/2014
Do you really want to be a landlord?
Posted: September 29, 2014

If you’re going to be a landlord, think twice. It sounds like a great thing, to have “rental property” — everyone needs a place to live.

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Sunday 09/28/2014
Why do we rely on high stakes exams?
Posted: September 28, 2014

Recent discussions of school funding and evaluation led me to think about the high stakes testing my daughter experienced while spending 13 years in Texas schools.

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Saturday 09/27/2014
The problem is not U.S. arrogance
Posted: September 27, 2014

Jim Bagg’s column about America’s so-called distortion of its early mantel of exceptionalism (“The full story behind American exceptionalism,” The Daily News, Sept. 25) goes off track almost immediately.

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Drug addiction an ugly reality of selfish greed
Posted: September 27, 2014

The purpose of greed and any actions associated with it is to gratify selfishness at the expense of others. The most prominent example of greed that is destroying our country is the sale of drugs to our school students.

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Friday 09/26/2014
Join the ADA House in honoring Lyda Ann Thomas
Posted: September 26, 2014

The Alcohol/Drug Abuse Women’s Center (ADA House) was founded in 1987 by women from faith communities and women in recovery who recognized that helping addicted women gain control of their lives, today, nurtures the well-being of families and future generations.

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Postdocs are the engines that drive biomedical research
Posted: September 26, 2014

Thanks to television shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “ER,” most people know that newly minted M. D. ‘s typically begin their careers with more training as hospital residents.

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