The Daily Texan

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Daily Texan provided platform for senior columnist to express ideas, opinions

December 5, 2014

Editor’s note: -30- columns present the chance for permanent staffers to say their final goodbyes to the paper. What an amazing experience the past three and a half years have been. Coming to...

This Thanksgiving, be thankful to live in America

November 26, 2014

No country is superior. No country’s actions are more noble than any other. No country’s laws are better than another. No country is exceptional. Besides serving as a review for your final...

Democrats often mistake government spending for kind-heartedness

November 12, 2014

The idea is pushed and pushed and pushed. If you have not succumbed to the message, you are thought of as ignorant, and if you have not heard it yet, you must have just been born or currently reside under...

In elections, Democrats exaggerate their ability to deliver on promises

October 29, 2014

Election Day is right around the corner, but the result of the governor’s race already seems to be known. A Rasmussen poll has Abbott winning by 11 points and CBS News and the New York Times predicts...

As course registration approaches, plan ahead

October 13, 2014

We are all counting down the days for the event that occurs every semester. An occasion that, on the surface, is the same for everyone, but its results could not be more different among students. Beginning...

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In road mishaps, both drivers, bicyclists can share the blame

September 30, 2014

Who is right — the driver or the cyclist? Well, it depends. We’ve all seen it: a situation in which a cyclist gets cut off by a car and demands an apology. Perhaps the cyclist, in his or her...

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UT community should support movements to end homelessness

September 15, 2014

According to Austin’s Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, tonight there will be over 2,000 homeless men, women and children on the streets of Travis County. We all pass some of these people...

Liberal professors can hone conservatives’ beliefs

September 3, 2014

Fellow Longhorns: You go to a liberal university. Even if you are a freshman, this probably is not news to you. And if you are a freshman and have been to a liberal arts class already, you have probably...

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Minimum wage should not be raised

July 14, 2014

Many students have worked in minimum wage positions before their college careers, and some continue to work for similar wages while they study to receive their diplomas. Because the minimum wage debate...