How Texas Became Smart On Crime

Special to Focus Daily News by John Cornyn WASHINGTON—Thanks to a conservative, common sense approach to criminal justice reform, Texas has seen a dramatic drop...

The Indomitable American Spirit

It is raining as I write this. It isn’t heavy, more of a gentleness rather than angry drops. The house is warm and lite...
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My Local Starbucks: Longtime Drinker, First Time Caller

COMMENTARY—It's rare that I do this but I wanted to take a minute and express in writing my gratitude for the tremendous service that...
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Winning The World Series: Every Boy’s Dream

COMMENTARY—Somewhere around midlife, you realize that many of the dreams you had as a little boy and nearly all the hopes you had as...
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In the Blink of an Eye

In June I celebrated my 70th birthday. A life that encompasses more than 25,550 days. Yet for people of faith this is no more...

From The Cool Side Of The Pillow

COMMENTARY—Historians tell us that in his later years American forefather Benjamin Franklin indicated he had trouble sleeping. In the summer, Philadelphia must have been...
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Journey To Mountain Creek

It felt like spring today. A nice, fresh, gentle breeze bumped up against temperatures near 70-degrees. Some areas of north Texas have received over...

Our Inaction Is Killing Us!

By Congresswoman Eddie B. Johnson - Special to Focus Daily News COMMENTARY—Our inaction is killing us! Our inaction has allowed mass shootings to become unacceptably...
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A Premium Mess In The Lone Star State

Insurance Premiums Are On The Rise COMMENTARY—Usually it’s a good thing that everything’s bigger in Texas, but that isn’t true when it comes to health-insurance...
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Philosophizing While Cleaning Out My Sock Drawer

  There are times when life is overwhelming.  It offers so many choices. There are even some things that need to be done immediately. When...