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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 11, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. Oct. 8, 2021. Editorial: The phony ‘critical race theory’ crusade strikes again - and Katy ISD fell for it Near the end of the graphic novel at the center of this week’s firestorm in Katy ISD, a white seventh-grader named Liam...

Bash back better: Here's what governing by crisis looks like

Oct. 02, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's tempestuous week of walking, chewing gum, juggling balls and spinning plates at the same time is giving rise to apocalyptic rhetoric about the state and future of the country. Four big things are happening at once, all attended by...

Hurry up and wait in the Senate on infrastructure

Aug. 07, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate moved closer to passing a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Saturday after lawmakers from both parties came together and voted to clear a key procedural hurdle, but the action soon stalled out as a few Republican opponents refused to speed up...

It's in - and big: Senators produce $1T infrastructure bill

Aug. 01, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Sunday night, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority. ...

Schumer: Senators will 'get the job done' on infrastructure

Jul. 31, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to produce the final text of a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure bill, the Senate wrapped up a rare Saturday session making little visible progress on the legislative package, but Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed the work would get done. ...

$1 trillion infrastructure plan clears another Senate hurdle

Jul. 30, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate further advanced a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan Friday with a bipartisan group of senators helping it clear one more hurdle and bracing to see if support can hold during the next few days of debate and efforts to amend it. Senate...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jul. 28, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 27 The Wall Street Journal on proposals for a Civilian Climate Corps: As the U.S. recovers from a pandemic, with workers in services and manufacturing in short...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 26, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. July 22, 2021. Editorial: State leaders join bullying of trans kids When considering who should be off-limits from harm done by lawmakers, children should rise to the top of the list, yet Gov. Greg Abbott and the GOP’s...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 23, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. July 22, 2021. Editorial: Heads above water It sounds like the plot of a movie. Maine Sen. Angus King urged government and private-sector officials to do more to be prepared because “the next Pearl Harbor, the next 9/11 will be...