Stories By Robert Seltzer

  • Elroy Bode: perhaps the most elegant writing you will encounter Bode, 86, died Sept. 10 in his home in El Paso. He was kind and dignified, a gentleman.
  • Mere words don’t do Ali justice “Greatest.” The word does not quite do him justice, but it will have to do until a better one comes along.
  • Aspergers — focused but living in a fog How do you a fight a nemesis you can barely understand — or recognize?
  • One thing remains constant — you deserve the news The San Antonio Express-News is celebrating its 150th anniversary today, and it has been a wild ride, sometimes exhilarating, sometimes tragic, depending on the news of the day.
  • Northside should send clear message Northside Independent School District suspended the two players indefinitely, a move that was as quick as it was just.
  • Goodell sacks Brady; the NFL is smiling The plot came to be known as “Deflategate,” but through the investigation, the NFL uncovered a plot that seems just as nefarious, if not more so.
  • Ayala’ life — cruel in and out of ring Tony Ayala was the kind of fighter whose gloved fists belonged in a munitions dump
  • 'Ladies and gentlemen, the Beatles.' The band for the boomer... Before the Beatles: When it came to guitar-driven rock 'n' roll, the music was on life-support, ready for burial in a pile of heartthrob rubbish.
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  • Robert Seltzer: S.A. bar sight of many Sunday heartbreaks.
  • Robert Seltzer: Editorial board’s presidential recommendation spurs debate.
  • The section, Editorial Page Editor Bruce Davidson announced, will add Monday and Tuesday Op-Ed pages beginning Aug. 13.
  • Hounded by their clocks and watches, journalists are focused on the now, each passing second reminding them of their next deadline, their next edition, their next assignment.
  • Nobody expects our readers to turn into Miss Manners — prim, proper and boring — but the Letters to the Editor column is not a back alley, and the same rules that govern one-on-one conversations should govern the dialogues conducted in the...
  • Whether they arrive in sprinkles or showers, the letters share two traits — the passion and energy of the people who write them. Both letters ended up running on the Editorial Page, and both letters represented the fervor with which our readers...
  • Readers are calm and fiery, sensitive and outrageous, logical and unreasonable. Whether providing information on subjects as benign as school menus or as cataclysmic as terrorist attacks, newspapers are there for their readers. Not that we can...
  • Obama exerts himself without appearing to exert himself, a special trait, as The Associated Press noted in a recent article that described a workout by the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. "A distinct lack of visible sweat on the...
  • Eschewing a sarape and sombrero, John McCain took a more subtle approach to winning Latino votes. McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, can spin all he wants, but how far will he get with Latino voters? McCain embraces...
  • [...] as White House press secretary, he deals with the truth every day; he may not always convey the truth, but he deals with it. OK, if Saddam Hussein was no threat to the United States, he could have become a threat, and a pre-emptive strike...