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Facing struggles away from the battlefield

The following editorial appeared in The Charleston Gazette on Sunday, Feb. 17. On the same day that the Pentagon authorized putting female soldiers into front-line combat, a different news item involved military women: A congressional committee heard testimony about the sickening number of female recruits who are raped or molested.

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Computer hugs shouldn’t be your main squeeze

American ingenuity has always had a knack for conjuring up the most unnecessary solutions to first-world problems. Between a pair of one million dollar sneakers that have been literally dipped in gold or toilet paper that has twitter feeds printed onto it, the definition of excess is being pushed to lofty

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Obama’s brain map: a grey matter mandate

Move over, space: what goes on inside your skull is the real final frontier. In fact, it’s staggering how much we simply don’t know about the functions of the brain, considering that they’re directly between our ears. Modern neuroscience and the study of cognition are relatively new fields compared to

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Sit down, shape up

According to a National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse 2012 report, only 57 percent of teens reported having dinner with their families at least five times a week. According to DivorceStatistics.info, the rate of divorce for the first marriage is only 41 percent. And according to the U.S. Census

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Look at voter fraud

A tenured math teacher who allegedly forced her students to sign pledges to vote for Barack Obama during the recent election was not fired recently. Jim Richey, the college’s president, did put in the recommendation, though. Really? Do you have to recommend anything, at that point? I know she has

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Doing the Honors

James Rambin / Views Editor When you make a huge mistake in public, you probably try to fix it as fast as you can. When UNT makes a huge mistake in public, they pretend it wasn’t a mistake at all. At least that’s the impression I’m getting after what happened

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This year, don’t let love tear you apart

Today, millions of people will hand each other cards, gobble chocolates by the pound, and pack the candlelit tables of every Italian restaurant from sea to shining sea. Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day with the kind of reverence often saved for religious holidays. The only difference is that people worship each

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Texas has issues: Your state’s week in review

Sugar Land, Texas got the name from a sugar plantation, but if a sleazy dating site got their way, the community might have sported a slightly different title. Sugardaddie.com, a romance site intended to match wealthy singles, offered the city $500,000 this week to take the website’s name for ten

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Are Obama’s best-laid plans possible?

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Feb. 13. In his first State of the Union address of his second term, President Obama delivered the most forceful defense of liberal values uttered on this occasion by any president since Lyndon Johnson. Obama argued for progress on

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Pope’s departure leaves Rome burning

The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Monday, Feb. 11.  Monday’s announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he would step down on Feb. 28 was nothing short of historic. The last time a pope resigned was 1415. Europeans were still decades away from setting foot in the

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