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$15 minimum wage will harm economy, unfair to public

April 20, 2016

Editor's Note: This column appears in a point-counterpoint regarding whether pulling music from streaming services is a beneficial practice. To find its counterpoint, click here. The average...

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Don’t pick the lesser of two evils, pick Gary Johnson

April 6, 2016

For many, picking between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is the equivalent of deciding between getting shot in the hand or getting shot in the foot. But why pick between the lesser of two evils when...

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Trump and Robert Morrow exist because of voters

March 23, 2016

Robert Morrow, Travis County’s newly elected GOP chair, claims LBJ killed JFK, Rick Perry is a bisexual prostitute and that “George W. Bush can suck a dick better than Hillary Clinton.”...

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Trump minimizes impact of party primary endorsements

March 2, 2016

In presidential primaries, endorsements have consistently been one of, if not the most accurate, ways to predict the eventual nominee, so what’s occurring this primary season is unheard of. Going...

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Superdelegates are superheroes

February 17, 2016

Editor's note: This column appears in a point-counterpoint regarding the effectiveness of the superdelegate system. To read its counterpoint, click here. Donald Trump is the person the founding...

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Martin O’Malley deserves 10 seconds of your attention

January 27, 2016

Martin O’Malley begged for, and was denied, “just 10 seconds” in the Jan. 17 Democratic debate. This plea sums up his campaign thus far. Moderator Lester Holt prevented O’Malley,...

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Bernie Sanders’ ideas are as ridiculous as Donald Trump’s

November 25, 2015

What do arguably the most notorious American billionaire and the sole independent socialist in Congress have in common? A lot actually. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic...

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Marco Rubio gives Republicans important fresh face

November 11, 2015

Eight years ago to this day, eventual Republican presidential nominee John McCain was third in the polls, behind Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, and the late Fred Thompson, former Tennessee...

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Clinton’s past makes her poor presidential candidate

October 28, 2015

What was Hillary Clinton’s greatest accomplishment as secretary of state? If you were unable to answer that question, you’re not alone — Clinton herself has repeatedly been unable...

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Rightward shift doesn’t make the GOP right

October 14, 2015

Today’s Republican party isn’t Ronald Reagan’s Republican Party. If Reagan, the same man who has been repeatedly invoked by the GOP candidates, was still alive today, he wouldn’t...

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Argument on Obama’s religion is a damaging political distraction

September 30, 2015

Through the highs and lows of Barack Obama’s presidency, one question has constantly, and unfortunately, lurked in the background of his tenure — is the president a Muslim? Although Obama...

Ben Carson is too inexperienced for office

September 16, 2015

Every U.S. president has been either a vice president, a U.S. representative, a senator, a governor, a cabinet member or at least an army major general prior to serving as Commander in Chief. And yet,...

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Jeb is not George W., and Hillary is not Bill.

September 9, 2015

For some Americans, the most unappealing things about presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton aren’t Bush’s views on education or Clinton’s email scandal — it’s...