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Anniversaries of 9/11 and Star Trek Showcase Timeless Truths

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College Station Bans Traditional Pet Shops

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The Tribute in Light installation and the One World Trade Center tower in Manhattan on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, seen from Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York, September 11, 2021. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) We are reminded that evil endures, but so does hope.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T wo anniversaries were this week, and both have personal meaning for me. Twenty years ago, I was across the street from the World Trade Center when it collapsed. I wrote about that day in the Wall Street Journal.

As a crowd from the Journal’s building watched the first tower burn, an architect I was standing next to suddenly remarked that he didn’t think the steel girders of the towers would stand up to a jet-fuel fire. We looked at each other and walked away with anyone who wanted to join us. Less than five minutes later, the first tower collapsed. He

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State News

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Texas’ Big Freeze power outages of 2021 continue to spur investigation and media stories. But often, even when getting it right, media folk miss...

Martin: Conflict of Interest at Fort Worth ISD?

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Local Tyranny: Dallas ISD Trustees vs. Moms

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Austin Homelessness Spending Audit Raises More Questions Than Answers

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Taxpayer-funded Lobbying

Ending the practice of taxpayer-funded lobbying has been a top priority of Texas Republicans for years, with the vast majority of Texans opposing the...

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