Off the rails: Trains become problematic while their future uncertain

The railroad built this country. Indeed, many U.S. cities purposely grew right on the rail lines that connected them to the rest of the...

Independent Journalists

By JOHN STOSSEL, Special to the Star “I’m not going to let them bully me out of reporting,” said Tim Pool after recording an Antifa...

Life is a precious gift

It’s absurd that across our nation we are having a debate as to when it would be the best time to deny life to...

There’s a reason Maduro remains in power

Maduro proves that gun control works. Maduro has guns and Guaido doesn’t, it is against the law for private citizens to own guns in Venezuela,...

When your best friend makes you a better person, it makes for a good...

By RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR. Special to the Star SAN DIEGO — Fifteen years ago this week, I lost my best friend. And yet the memory of...

Our hero: Forget Superman: People most look up to mothers

This is the age of the superhero, judging from the most popular films coming out of Hollywood. Movies based on popular crime-fighter comic books...

Some things will never change

It is no secret we are in debt of over $20 trillion. The government is spending money with no end in sight. This is what’s...

Would climate engineering be playing God?

By FROMA HARROP Special to the Star As climate technology advances, the incredible is becoming creditable. Someday, a guy sitting in a bunker may be able...

Trade routes: TxDOT announces focus on border infrastructure

Even before the Rio Grande Valley’s three transportation authorities agreed to merge into one regional body, things were looking up for Valley infrastructure. The Texas...

COMMENTARY: Celebrate our country’s entrepreneurs during National Small Business Week

By ELAINE PARKER, Special to the Star This is an important week for all Americans who rely on small businesses — it’s National Small Business Week. In...