Tag Archives: Houston Post

On Flags and Patriotism (or, Who Says Flags Don’t Talk?)

[In June, 1980, less than a year after starting to work for The Houston Post, I was sent out to do a Flag Day story for the next day. I wasn’t given any guidance and I didn’t ask for any. … Continue reading

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Voodoo politics

I WAS GOING through some old files today when I came across a page from a reporter’s notebook. It didn’t look like much and I was about to throw it out when I realized what it was: Part of my notes … Continue reading

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The column that changed history?

AFTER MANY YEARS of lobbying for the job, I finally convinced the Houston Post to agree to make me a columnist for the paper in the summer of 1990. I had been working as a Washington correspondent for The Post when … Continue reading

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My Barbara Bush Memory

IN 1992, I was asked to write an editorial to be published in The Houston Post the Sunday before the Republican National Convention was to open in the Astrodome. My assignment was to welcome President George Bush to his hometown but … Continue reading

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Applying weight to the memories that feed our souls

[Six years ago I posted this on another blog. I’ve long since abandoned that blog but it still resides in the Internet. One day it will probably die of neglect. So I’ve decided to migrate some of my favorite posts … Continue reading

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On languages, culture and civilization – and a genuine apology

THE CLAIM BY Iowa GOP Congressman Stephen King the other day that white people – or people from the United States and Western Europe – are the only ones who have made a contribution to civilization reminds me of a … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid to be an American

ONE OF THE pleasures of working as a columnist for The Houston Post was the letters (and phone calls)I’d get from readers. This was before most people had access to email, so readers actually had to go through the trouble of finding some … Continue reading

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