Opinion

Critic’s comments have no weight

In his New York Observer review of the movie “Identity Thief,” critic Rex Reed went pretty far out of his way to comment on star Melissa McCarthy’s weight. And he wasn’t saying she’d trimmed down since “Bridesmaids.” Twitter has exploded with backlash, both from Hollywood stars and other film critics,

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NTDaily Edboard: Nods and Shakes

Nod: The case of the phantom handicap Getting a ticket from UNT is nothing compared to what the city traffic goons in Tel Aviv, Israel are pulling. On Sunday, local student Hila Ben Baruch discovered that her car, which she legally parked in front of her Tel Aviv apartment complex,

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Texas has some problems, y’all

By compiling the sales data for romance novels, romantic comedy movies, romantic music and a variety of other “adult” products across the state, online retailer Amazon.com concluded that the most romantic city in Texas is Round Rock. No, seriously. Along with donuts and above-average minor league baseball, does Round Rock

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Answer your shoe

Students better save their money, because the next big thing in cutting edge cell phone tech is hitting the Internet. O2, the U.K.-based communications company and cell phone service provider has unveiled their latest product: phone-shoes. Each shoe contains a phone on the outside of the sole, meaning anyone willing

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Real dating dead?

There’s a new colloquialism going around. It goes like this: “chivalry is dead.” But is it really? When was the last time you went on a real date and how often does that occur? We’re talking about a real and traditional date, not just sending out a “hey, what are

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Future of currency should make no cents

The United States loves to rag on Canada. We’re not sure if this is due to some kind of twisted geopolitical sibling rivalry, or simply because Canadians are far too polite to retaliate. Either way, we ought to watch our mouths, because Canada outpaced the U.S. on national progress this

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Rocky path to citizenship reform ahead

The following editorial appeared in The Capital on Tuesday, Jan. 5. States like Maryland and Arizona began passing their own legislation on illegal immigrants because it seemed there would never be any action on immigration reform in Washington, D.C. Inside the Beltway, the rule seemed to be that government of

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Energy drink “tweaking” isn’t healthy habit

In the wake of modern energy drinks, a regular cup of brewed coffee may have become a quaint relic of simpler times. The 200 mg of caffeine in an average “cup of Joe” pales in comparison to stimulant packed beverages like “Tweak Extreme.” Warnings cover the beverage’s label, starting with,

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Perry’s progress could be his downfall

Yesterday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced a new advertising campaign due to hit the airwaves this week throughout the state of California. Wait, California? Apparently Perry has plans for the people of the Golden State, but he might be unknowingly rolling the dice on his own state’s political future in

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NCAA failures don’t spell an end to the organization

The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Monday, Jan. 28. Given the well-known problems of college sports, where money and influence peddling corrupt the world of student-athletes, a referee is needed to set and enforce fair rules. The NCAA has tried to fulfill that role for decades.

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