Opinion

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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Bowl blackout can’t compete with past fiascos

It was the biggest sporting event of the year. Everyone was watching. And then, someone, somewhere made a stupid mistake and took focus off the game and put it on the stadium. They gave the audience a chance to think about how stupid it was for that city to host

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NTDaily Edboard: Nods and Shakes

Nod: Veggie hate gets crunched Personally, we think Taco Bell gets a bad rap. It may not really be Mexican food, but you can’t hate a fast food chain that introduced taco shells made of cheesy Doritos chips to the drive-through windows of every American. That bold spirit of ingenuity

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Culliver cornered by controversial comment

Chris Culliver, a cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers, got a little too open about his personal feelings during a radio interview on Tuesday. Culliver told radio host Artie Lange that there were definitely no gay players on his football team, and if there were, they would have to “get

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Texas has issues: Your state’s week in review

•  According to recent polls, 49 percent of Texans support an assault weapons ban. We don’t know how this could possibly happen, since our state’s voters also responded that they trust the National Rifle Association more than President Obama by a six point margin. Unless this data was gathered on

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Scouting’s legacy comes with scars

On Monday, an organization spokesperson announced that the Boy Scouts of America is “actively considering” a change to their long-standing prohibition of homosexual Scouts and Scout leaders within their ranks. Until this week, the BSA, one of America’s largest youth-oriented organizations, publicly prohibited openly gay participants from joining. This surprising

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Singer’s tantrums need a long timeout

In the aftermath of a brawl between  singers Frank Ocean and Chris Brown’s  respective posses at a Los Angeles recording studio last Sunday, one thing is for certain: It’s about time for Mr. Chris Brown to be locked up in some sort of correctional facility. He’s a temperamental man-child who

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Kicking our planet’s energy addiction

Raskolnikov, the main character in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel “Crime and Punishment,” at one point blurts: “Man can get used to anything, the beast!” He hits upon a paradox: adaptation is both human and dehumanizing. Humans can acclimate themselves to a wide diversity of customs, beliefs, and practices, but although we can

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“Campus carry” isn’t far off, if Texas lawmakers get their way

Staying on top of your busy college schedule often feels like a battle. Unfortunately, for some that battle is all too real. Less than 30 days into this new year, our nation has seen five school shootings, three of which took place on college campuses, one of them in this

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