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Neal Barton's POV


Grand ole politickers

If you think old fashioned smoke-filled politics are done, you're wrong.

EPA, back off

I came across this bit of news in the Trinity, Texas, newspaper this week. There is a front-page article about Trinity County, opposing a new rule within the Clean Water Act.

Climate data you won't hear many places

CNN reported,  in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken away some of the Obama administration's authority to tighten emission standards for greenhouse gases. I think that is good news.


What a load of...the IRS is now saying they threw away all the broken hard drives Darrell Issa subpoenaed to look into cases of the IRS bullying the Tea Party.

An overagressive government

I was planning to take on the absurdity of the IRS strongmen and women of the IRS who claim they lost all of their emails when something even more ridiculous than that popped up.
Man who tried to steal ETX bus with students aboard gets 82 years

Man who tried to steal ETX bus with students aboard gets 82 years

A man convicted of trying to steal a Palestine ISD school bus full of students was sentenced by an Anderson County jury to 80 years in prison Tuesday.
How about trade, instead of college?

How about trade, instead of college?

During the last few years of the repression, we have had this as a topic of conversation in the newsroom many times, especially when so many young adults hit the real world with too much college debt learning.....what?

Hats off to the Spurs

For the sake of full disclosure, I do not follow the NBA. Like baseball, I'll sneak a look at the playoffs and the championship games. I'm human.

The fall of Iraq

Where do I begin? Iraq is falling.

NYT should rethink its editorial

There has been so much in the news to cover this past week. There is so much to say about the immigration deal currently going on, but I want to backtrack about something 


A new week, a new crises.

Three pots burning on the stove

The Obama administration political whack a mole continues. Just a few weeks ago, the hottest topic for the press was the VA hospital meltdown.

The slow info drip of Bergdahl's story

We are just scratching the surface of the PR fiasco from the 5-1 trade the Obama administration made. I still want to know why an entire presidential administration thought, in their words, according to NBC P

POW release blues

Ill bet the president is reminiscing about the good old days. Like last week, when the VA hospitals were on the front page and his supporters were still trying to bl

Hero or goat?

Well, I guess the exchange rate now for the Obama administration is 5-1. We get back some confused army enlisted man for some of the worst leaders of Taliban.