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It’s hard to be right when arguing with the right

It’s hard to be right when arguing with the right

Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist October 13, 2022

When you look at the rhetoric and policies of the American left, a noticeable trend appears in the way liberals attempt to engage with the right. Specifically, liberals tend to be interested in reason...

Greg Abbott: The least pro-life governor

Greg Abbott: The least pro-life governor

Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist September 29, 2022

When millions of Texans cast their ballots on Nov. 8, Greg Abbott should pray voters don’t look too closely at his “pro-life” label. He touts it endlessly, with empty platitudes such as declaring...

Has American Liberalism strayed from its roots?

Has “American Liberalism” strayed from its roots?

Ben Falcon, Opinion Columnist September 9, 2021

Today, modern American liberalism, for better or for worse, is being defined by “big government” and the belief that government is the cure for all ills. It begets the question of if American liberalism...

Photo credit: Ren Rader

Biden Defeats Trump — So What’s Next For Democrats?

Ben Falcon November 11, 2020

illustration by Ren Rader On Saturday morning, America's never-ending election finally came to a close. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has pulled off the difficult task of unseating an incumbent president....

Carmen Mercado leaves Alamo Stadium after voting as poll worker Amy Riggle, class of ‘09, waits outside. Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

Students contend with uncertainty of election

Dana Nichols November 5, 2020

photo by Kate Nuelle Days after election day, students of all political backgrounds are still anxiously waiting for updates on presidential election voting results. "I’d always imagined, four years...

Refusing to vote in the presidential election is dangerous

Refusing to vote in the presidential election is dangerous

Bella Spangher October 27, 2020

I try not to use generalizations in my writing, but I do not mince words when I type: Voting for Joe Biden is the most important thing any citizen of the United States can do right now. With this sentence,...

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Hindsight doesn’t always have to be 2020

Ben Falcon October 27, 2020

illustration by Gabrielle RodriguezTuesday, Nov. 3 will be a historic day in more ways than one. In seven days, we elect 35 United States senators, 435 members of Congress, 13 state governors and one leader...

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Let’s Get SMART About Climate Policy

Ben Falcon October 14, 2020

illustration by Diep HoangRobyn Rihanna Fenty, aka Rihanna, turned 32 this year, and I know what you’re thinking: “What does the world's richest female musician have to do with climate change?”...

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The Ghosts of GOP Future

Ben Falcon September 9, 2020

illustration by Ren Rader I’m sure you’ve heard that this is the "most important election of our lifetime." It’s an old cliché often thrown around by politicians and activists on both sides....

Free speech is not always agreeable

Free speech is not always agreeable

Gabriel Odom April 23, 2020

Illustration by Andrea NebhutRecently I had the chance to peruse Joshua Anaya’s op-ed on Theresa May speaking on campus. His response did not surprise me, and he made some articulate and concerning...

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Patriotism is more than just worshiping the Stars and Stripes

Logan Crews April 13, 2020

Illustration by Genevieve HumphreysI grew up in a patriotic home. My grandpa served in the Navy, my siblings and I were Scouts, and our front porch is decked out with red, white and blue ribbon anytime...

A response to Ben Falcons column The center can hold, only by living to fight another day

A response to Ben Falcon’s column “The center can hold, only by living to fight another day”

Nathan Glancy March 5, 2020

This column was originally posted as a web comment on March 1 to Ben Falcon's column "The center can hold, only by living to fight another day" (published in print on 2/28). It has been updated for style...

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