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Future of currency should make no cents

The United States loves to rag on Canada. We’re not sure if this is due to some kind of twisted geopolitical sibling rivalry, or simply because Canadians are far too polite to retaliate. Either way, we ought to watch our mouths, because Canada outpaced the U.S. on national progress this

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Rocky path to citizenship reform ahead

The following editorial appeared in The Capital on Tuesday, Jan. 5. States like Maryland and Arizona began passing their own legislation on illegal immigrants because it seemed there would never be any action on immigration reform in Washington, D.C. Inside the Beltway, the rule seemed to be that government of

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Energy drink “tweaking” isn’t healthy habit

In the wake of modern energy drinks, a regular cup of brewed coffee may have become a quaint relic of simpler times. The 200 mg of caffeine in an average “cup of Joe” pales in comparison to stimulant packed beverages like “Tweak Extreme.” Warnings cover the beverage’s label, starting with,

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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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