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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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    Column: An explanation of “Black Twitter”

Column: An explanation of “Black Twitter”

Morgan Gentry // Staff Writer  A 2013 study by the Pew Research Center found that a high-rate of young, college-educated African Americans are using social networks, with 40 percent of them avid Twitter users. That 40 percent has created a movement through the social network and, in result, has provoked empowering conversations,

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    Opinion: Wendy Davis’ campaign takes a nose dive

Opinion: Wendy Davis’ campaign takes a nose dive

Voting Democratic in Texas really ought to come with a disclaimer. The side effects include masochism, an overwhelming feeling of isolation and recurring seasonal depression every November. But there was also a cautious measure of hope rippling through the wings of the state’s Democratic Party over the rise of Democratic

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    Opinion: V-Day out of date

Opinion: V-Day out of date

It’s time to let the roses dry up and throw out the chocolate. The expectations Valentine’s Day sets on men and women are not fitting of the 21st century. Why should men feel the need to spend an outlandish amount of money simply because it’s the day when it is

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