By K. Ward Cummings
Eagle Editorial Board
It came as no real surprise Tuesday when Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he will step down July 31, after 30 years on the high court.
Gerald Fischman, the long-time editorial page editor of the Annapolis Capital, was no stranger to mass shootings. He had written about them for years — moving editorials full of pain, disgust and despair, but also determination. He championed reasonable restrictions on gun ownership. He depl…
It's summer and we all are spending more time outdoors. Picnics are the rule of the day, even if it is just grilling burgers and hotdogs out back. Any excuse to be having fun outdoors is good enough.
Is this what we have become -- separating thousands of children from their parents simply for daring to cross our border with Mexico? Have we really fallen that low?
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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
It was a sultry summer day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, that July 3 of 1863. Two days of intense, horrible fighting left the Union Army of the Potomac under Gen. George G. Meade and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia under Gen. Robert E. Lee exhausted, willing and, they believed, able…
You say you voted in one of the March 6 party primaries so your job is done until November's general election?
President Donald Trump has done something no other president in the past
Whether a country has almost 240 years as a democracy, as does the United States, or is a nascent democracy, they all require a free and vigorous media to thrive.
We are blessed in this community to have four outstanding public high schools, two in each city. Not only do they provide outstanding educations, they form a focus for community attention, from football, basketball and other sports to band and orchestra to a wealth of other activities.
Barbara Bush shared her husband's interest in the Bush School and Texas A&M University. She had millions of admirers. I'm one of them.
Anne Frank would turn 89 on June 12, had she lived. We wonder what she might have made of her life, whether she would have married and become a mother, a grandmother and, perhaps, a great-grandmother.
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No doubt by now you have read or heard about the effects of the new United States tariffs on imported aluminum and steel, as well as other products from China. Now it seems our own business — newspaper printing and publishing — will become a casualty of a trade war over newsprint.
On April 3, 1968 -- 50 years ago Tuesday -- the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader and hero to millions of Americans and villain to millions more, addressed striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. On his flight from Atlanta that day, King's plane had been delayed by …
Thirty years ago, Downtown Bryan was in shambles. Business flight to the south had left Downtown looking at times like the ghost towns of the old West.
WASHINGTON — In a rare expression of self-awareness, President Donald Trump admitted —nay, boasted — that he just makes stuff up.
There is a fairy tale going around Congress that all those hearings and probes in the House and Senate actually accomplish something. Perhaps our senators and representatives like to believe it, but surely no one else does.
WASHINGTON — There are many reasons Rex Tillerson’s tenure as secretary of State was a failure, from his notorious isolation from his subordinates to his failure to help quickly staff the political appointment positions at State with competent Republicans.
I’m here to defend cultural appropriation.
Americans like to talk about the "golden years" of our nation's older citizens. Many of us envision a life of travel and fun when we retire. For some that is the case.
At last, Election Day in the Republican and Democratic primaries is at hand.
Thankfully, few of us know what it is like to live through an active shooter situation. Unfortunately, though, too many in this country do. Among them are the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, who lived through a horror that left 14 of their fellow studen…
Five Republicans and three Democrats are seeking their party's nomination for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Ted Cruz.
It's 2018 and another "rebuilding" year for Texas Democrats. Their hopes are high this year, with some even predicting this is the year they will turn Texas blue for the first time in more than a quarter century.
Almost every statewide office in Texas is up for grabs this year, and some of them have attracted a number of candidates. The Editorial Board invited all the candidates in contested races to meet for an interview, but only a few responded.
The three men who represent Brazos County in the Texas Legislature have filed for re-election and all three have attracted competition for their position.
Texans like to elect our judges, even if we rarely know the candidates and don't fully understand the judicial hierarchy. Today, The Eagle will look at the candidates in contested judicial races on the March 6 primary ballots.
Some big changes are coming to Brazos County next year as two longtime officials step down and numerous qualified candidates vie in the March 6 party primaries to replace them.
As of this writing, our federal government is up and running. It isn't running well, to be sure, but at least the doors are open and people are being paid. This is in the wake of still another -- albeit brief -- government shutdown that ended only after both houses of Congress somewhat reluc…
Baseball great Yogi Berra once said, "It's déjà vu all over again." He was talking about back-to-back home runs by fellow Yankees Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, but Berra just as well could have been talking about Washington, D.C.
Monday would have been the 89th birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He accomplished so much in his all-too-short life, and we wonder how much more he could have done had he not been assassinated 50 years ago in Memphis.
We've discovered a good way to watch the national news networks, learn what we need to know yet keep our blood pressure in check.
Here we are, on the cusp of a new year. Time to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018.
The deal to accept the gift of the former Briarcrest Golf Course may prove to be beneficial to the residents of Bryan, but it is hard to know because so many questions remain unanswered. As troubling as that is, the lack of sufficient time for input by the residents of Bryan is concerning.
U.S. Rep. Bill Flores (Eagle, Nov. 19) and I agree that our country needs a simpler, more transparent, and fairer federal tax code for taxpayers and businesses. Instead of working for a bill appropriate for the 21st century, however, Flores voted for a hyperpartisan bill that gives tens of b…
In this busy time of the year, many of us might feel some hunger pangs because we skipped lunch to run errands or delayed supper for a variety of reasons. Those pangs are easy to fix: A meal or even a snack usually is enough to do the trick.
More than four months after the bloodiest battle ever fought on North American soil, the 7,500 men who had died on the fields of battle had been hastily buried, many in the new national cemetery on 17 acres behind Union lines. Work would continue for months to rebury the dead properly. Hundr…
It is not unusual to hear cries that America must cut -- significantly -- its foreign aid budget. That money would be better spent at home, critics say.
On Tuesday, Bryan voters will be asked to decide on 13 changes to the city's Charter, which controls the way the city operates.
Voters in College Station face two contested city council and two contested school board races on Tuesday's ballot.
Seven proposed changes to the Texas Constitution are on Tuesday's Election Day ballot.
When they go to the polls Tuesday, Bryan voters face a contested City Council race pitting a current and a former Council member against each other, as well as a low-key school board race.
Lewis Carroll could not have dreamed up today's political climate. We have gone down a rabbit hole that has taken us not to a wonderland but to an ugly place full of hate and derision. Alice would not be happy.
As with any year in which the Legislature meets, there will be a number of proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution on the Nov. 7 ballot, all of which this year should be approved.
In addition to seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution on Nov. 7, Bryan voters will be asked to decide on 13 changes to the city’s Charter, which controls the way the city operates.
Early voting in the November College Station and Bryan city and school elections begins Monday and runs through Nov. 3.