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Attitudes can be dangerous to your health

For those who didn’t notice, another 1,011 people in the United States died Tuesday with the primary cause of death being Covid-19. That...

Peace be with you in Tyler

It’s Art of Peace Week in Tyler, scheduled to end Sept. 21 on the United Nations’ official International Day of Peace. You’re forgiven if...

The Trump ‘god’ cult

I’ve been a country journalist for almost all my life, which some people take to mean “second-tier.” For some, all endeavors are marked...

The mistakes we make stay with us

Fifty years ago, the Tyler ISD school board fought integration with just about every resource it could muster. Board members — either led...

Petition drive no walk in the park

As parks go, you wouldn’t say Tyler’s Crescent Park is particularly remarkable. It looks just like what it is: a piece of land that...

Don't confuse politics with humanity

Republican Louie Gohmert, who has represented our part of East Texas in Congress for – hmmm, forever? – is sick with Covid-19. If you saw...

Strike a blow for better education

Surely history classes are a big part of the curriculum in the Tyler ISD, as they are in all other public schools. If the instruction...

What Bro. Duckworth left behind

I was in eighth grade when the Kerner Commission report was released to the public. My age is no excuse for not remembering it because...

Why are you here, Phil?

I’ve given up my paying gig as a writer, resigning for the second time from the Longview News-Journal as editor-emeritus, writing a...