Rethinking ‘The Common Defense’

It is good at times to conduct a reality check on what this country supposedly stands for, and what it actually does. The preamble to the US Constitution, in 1787, reads as follows: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the […]

Making ‘Impregnators’ pay their fair share

Long before a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion revealed that by summer Roe v. Wade will likely be overturned, only pregnant people bore the burden of pregnancy—not just physically, but also financially. “Impregnators” have always had the choice to walk away. Sure, they could be on the hook for child support after birth, but what if they could be held […]

Buffalo, Laguna Woods, Houston – the world gets crazier every day

A good person did not enter a grocery store in Buffalo, New York killing ten people and wounding multiple others. A good person did not enter a church in Laguna Woods, California wounding many and killing one person. A good person did not enter a Houston, Texas flee market killing two and wounding at least three more. These are evil […]

The Economist: Housing, real estate a ‘double whammy!’

Things are tough for anyone trying to purchase a house, with a double whammy of rising prices and increasing interest rates. Inventories are very low, and supply chain issues and labor shortages continue to complicate construction. The past couple of years have seen median sales prices of existing homes jump by close to $100,000 in many Texas markets. Costs of […]