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    Opinion: David Dewhurst hanging by a thread

Opinion: David Dewhurst hanging by a thread

Lt. governor David Dewhurst simply can’t get the ultra conservative monkey off his back. Just two years ago, Tea Party darling Sen. Ted Cruz surprisingly defeated Dewhurst in the Texas Republican primary for the senatorial nomination. Dewhurst now appears to be well on his way out of Texas public office

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Column: Take these courses, of course

Christina Ulsh // Design Editor xtensive stretching, the quality assessment of alcohol, the mentality behind sex and drug statistics are only a handful of topics UNT students can learn about. You may wonder how to fill remaining required hours for your degree plan. With early registration starting for graduate and honors

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    Column: Sticking your face into the future

Column: Sticking your face into the future

James Rambin // Contributing Writer redicting the future is a great way to disappoint people who haven’t been born yet. Every year for the last half-century, some “expert” says we’re only 15 or 20 years away from the mind-blowing technological leaps that would make the world a better place — fusion

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    Opinion: Remembering Fred Phelps

Opinion: Remembering Fred Phelps

merica lost a grandfather last week. He lived the quintessential life. He was married since 1952 and worked a distinguished legal career. He fought Jim Crow laws in the 1960s and sued Ronald Reagan when he appointed an ambassador to the Vatican. After being disbarred in 1989 over an unfortunate

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    For whom the dinner bell tolls: Your restaurant casualty report

For whom the dinner bell tolls: Your restaurant casualty report

James Rambin // Contributing Writer pening a restaurant is bad business for thin skin. Only about 50 percent stay open for more than 18 months, which is easy to forget in Denton where new spots seem to spring forth every time you blink. Sadly, we don’t have the room to

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    Opinion: Dan Patrick is anti-immigrant, anti-Texas

Opinion: Dan Patrick is anti-immigrant, anti-Texas

hen I was in seventh grade, I was required to take a course in Texas history. I learned about our heroes and how they fought and died valiantly at the Alamo in San Antonio. I learned about the formation of our state government and our eventual annexation into the United

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    Opinion: Standardize This: Changes to SAT

Opinion: Standardize This: Changes to SAT

James Rambin // Contributing Writer esterday, the College Board testing company announced major changes to their flagship product – the SAT college entrance exam. Starting in 2016, the test – which is taken by a large portion of high school students to judge college readiness and attain acceptance to a university

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    Opinion: Governor candidates less than ideal

Opinion: Governor candidates less than ideal

oday is primary day in Texas. If you didn’t know that, or just don’t care, you’re not alone. Turnout for the state’s previous gubernatorial primary in 2010 was 11.6 percent. That November turnout was a little better, edging its way up to 38 percent, a rate that still ranked last

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    Opinion: Hello, Governor! Breaking down the 2014 Texas candidates

Opinion: Hello, Governor! Breaking down the 2014 Texas candidates

James Rambin // Contributing Writer exas hasn’t held an open election for governor since 1990, and perennial Governor Rick Perry has comfortably occupied the office since 2000. But despite appearances, no one is elected governor for life—something our state probably only remembered when Perry announced he would not seek reelection

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    Opinion: Sexual orientation shouldn’t affect draft status

Opinion: Sexual orientation shouldn’t affect draft status

One week ago, only sports fans would’ve recognized the name Michael Sam. Today, the former Missouri defensive end has gained national notoriety by potentially becoming the first openly gay football player in the NFL. Besides being gay, Sam was also the co-defensive player of the year in the Southeastern Con-ference,

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