My limited federal government, more local control ‘Two Americas’ plan will never fly … but it would be interesting to see what could happen

America is broken and beyond repair. Let that sink in a little. Our national debt continues to rise. It’s embarrassing and just one of a bunch of things that don’t get fixed. Border security is another. Why can’t we fix things? Because we have two Americas and they cannot agree. So let’s do something radical … Continued

Metallica’s evening in Lubbock is a metal lovefest

The public relations skills of metal rock band Metallica are surpassed only by the consistency of its musicianship and thrilling imagination during delivery. All play a role. Who else would have conceived of playing “Moth Into Flame” on Saturday, for example, while two dozen brightly lit, computer-choreographed drones (mechanical moths/fireflies?) were released from the bowels … Continued

Directors take us behind ‘To Kill A Mockingbird,’ running this weekend at LHUCA’s Firehouse Theater

In photo above: Atticus Finch (played by David Mitchell), left, with his son Jeremy (Grant Pike), center and daughter Scout (played by Holly Coppola), right, in the Will of the Wind Productions‘ play “To Kill a Mockingbird.”  It is being staged for the public March 2-3 and March 8-10 in the Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA, 511 Ave. K.  (Photos provided by Joshua Aguirre.) … Continued

Bill’s Oscar predictions: Could be a big night for ‘Roma,’ but not a lot of clear favorites this year

Predicting Sunday’s Academy Awards is asking for trouble. The surprising absence of some early favorites – think “First Man” composer Justin Hurwitz and Mister Rogers documentary  “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”– changed the power scale in several categories. Oh, there still is an occasional lock. Lady Gaga will deliver at least one acceptance speech. The … Continued

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