How appropriate. Fate chose the week of the Egg Bowl for legislative leaders to have to wipe egg off their faces. How silly. House Republican leaders passed a rule, with Senate mimicry pending, to deny media access to the Legislature's contracts, only to find out they were violating their own law.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free ... it expects what never was and never will be." -- Thomas Jefferson
This is a football story with both political and legal implications.
President-elect Donald Trump's flirtation with Mitt Romney as a possible pick for secretary of state has injected a sliver of hope and change into an evolving administration that could use some.
It was during the Dallas Cowboys game against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 13 as a television camera focused to a shot of Cowboys' rookie quarterback Dak Prescott sitting on a bench as the Dallas defense was on the field.
"Smile at each other." So said Mother Teresa, of Kolkata, India, in her book, "A Gift for God."
Was this a "change election"? Donald Trump's victory is widely attributed to the public's thirst for something new, which he represented and Hillary Clinton didn't.
Today is Thanksgiving and, if we are entirely honest with ourselves, we will admit that aligning our attitude with the spirit of the holiday sometimes requires some real effort.
By the time you read this, I'll be on the beach.
Last Thanksgiving our family had two dogs and two cats. It's looking like not long after this holiday, we'll be down to two.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, the day set aside each year to gather with friends and loved ones, give thanks for our good fortunes, enjoy a lovely feast, find comfort in our shared memories and, of course, confront Uncle Bob with the question: "What is the matter with you? Seriously."
This time of year is like waking up late on the day of an important meeting.
After a week managing the transition, vice president-elect Mike Pence took his family out to the Broadway musical "Hamilton."
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