Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

All content by Derek Poludniak

Sanders supporters need to back the Democratic nominee

April 11, 2016

Donald Trump has a dream. In November, the businessman and Republican front runner imagines thousands of Democrats ditching their party and voting for him. And for once, Trump may be right. In a recent...


It’s time for Governor Abbott to release his emails

March 28, 2016

Politicians are private citizens. That’s according to Governor Greg Abbott, who is pulling every excuse out of the book to keep his emails from being released in accordance with Texas’ open...


Texas’ education system is beyond help

March 8, 2016

After last Tuesday’s primary results, the Texas education system is heading straight for disaster. In the State Board of Education’s very conservative ninth district, two Republican candidates...


Cruz cannot become the Republican nominee

February 23, 2016

The stakes have never been higher for Texas Republicans. With a pivotal role in the presidential primaries this year, voters here have a real chance to choose the nominee. Now that the field of Republican...


Texans deserve more from presidential candidates

January 20, 2016

The countdown to the Texas primary has begun. With less than a month before early voting for the primaries begins, ads are filling the airwaves, and yard signs are popping up on every corner. One thing,...


Filing fees favor few presidential candidates

December 3, 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: filing season for the presidential candidates. The Texas primary may not be until March of next year, but both major parties in Texas are feeling especially...


Sexism disadvantages female candidates on campaign trail

November 13, 2015

Carly Fiorina is right — sort of. In a recent interview she said conservative women face a double standard when it comes to the liberal media. Some pundits agree that Fiorina has faced far more sexist...


Austin City Council members should keep their endorsements private

October 30, 2015

When the two major political parties are heavily polarized, voters find themselves fed up with politicians unwilling to compromise. Thankfully, on a local level, the Austin City Council and Mayor serve...


Biggest thing holding Ben Carson back is his mouth

October 16, 2015

Dr. Ben Carson can’t seem to say the right thing. The retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate has spent the past few weeks in the spotlight, not for his quiet rise in the polls,...


Candidates should choose woman for $10 bill that reflects their values

October 2, 2015

When the Treasury Department announced on June 17 that a woman would be featured on paper currency for the first time since Martha Washington in the late 1800s, Americans suggested everyone from Beyoncé...


Funding cuts to Planned Parenthood threaten women

September 4, 2015

Planned Parenthood of Texas cannot catch a break. The 2015 state budget, enacted on Sept. 1, effectively banned taxpayer Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program funding for any groups that have “contact...

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