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Tweeting dirty

Our Twitter feeds certainly got a workout last week. Between the Boston bombings, the West, Texas, fertilizer explosion and all the other unfortunate breaking news items, we felt glued to our screens day and night. You might think things would slow down a little by now, but the world seems

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Final frontier

The following editorial appeared in the Houston Chronicle on Tuesday, April 23.  Throughout history, great civilizations have always explored. Hundreds of years ago it was countries exploring new continents. Two hundred years ago, it was America expanding our borders farther west. I don’t know if space is the final frontier,

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For whom the bell tolls

There is no shortage of reasons why Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deserves to die. Above all, he deserves death simply for the alleged murder of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed by one of the bomb blasts near the marathon’s finish line. Richard’s short obituary in the Washington Post mentions that he

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Broken news

Yesterday was a rough day for CNN. Sure, the bombings at the Boston Marathon this week whipped all of our favorite cable news networks into a frenzy of coverage, but CNN has the biggest reason to be a little embarrassed after yesterday afternoon. The venerable news giant got a little

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Anti-social network

On Monday, I chose not to post anything on Facebook, but simply watch instead. Like many other college students following the terrible events unfolding in Boston, social media enveloped me all day. When a tragedy happens so close to home, we’re forced to tune in and acknowledge something real. In

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Hell of a day

Yesterday, two bombs went off at the finish line of the 117th annual Boston Marathon. At time of print, three people are dead and more than 144 are injured, some severely. If you want the gritty details, you’ll find them on our front page, not here. We’d like to talk

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Latest food fight overlooks gross reality

Do you know how hot dogs are made? I don’t really want to get into it, but it involves the phrase “meat batter.” This isn’t to say that hot dogs are a wholesome, nutritious and well-rounded meal. Given that they’re widely available for a buck or two on many big-city street

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Accidentally embarassing

In 1982, former Beatle Paul McCartney and legendary funk singer Stevie Wonder released one of the corniest duets in recorded human history. The song was called “Ebony and Ivory,” and its goal was to teach a lesson of racial harmony to the world. You see, the black and white keys

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Texas has issues: Your state’s week in review

A small chain of restaurants is moving up in the world after achieving a federal trademark on the word “breastaurant” this week.  Uh, what? Can we print that? Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill, a chain originating in Bankersmith, Texas, has 14 locations in Texas, North Carolina and Oklahoma, and features

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Not so smart

If you’ve ever owned a smartphone, you probably can’t imagine living without it. Despite the fact that we frequently use these pocket-sized windows into the entirety of human knowledge for nothing more than looking at funny pictures of cats and taking pictures of our food, quite a few of us

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