Monday, September 27, 2021

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Clark Durham '12, Editor-In-Chief

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The Texas House of Representatives sent a message of pragmatism and cooperation Tuesday by re-electing Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, as Speaker of the House. Who could believe that Texas, a state that epitomizes hard-headedness and acts as a breeding ground for far-right thought, would set such a premium on compromise to get things done? In the midterm elections, an...
It’s amazing how much a year can change. Our nation’s constantly vacillating attention can shift from India and Copenhagen to Chile and Haiti. The theory of global warming can suddenly change from consensus science to a carefully fabricated hoax. A record-setting quarterback (who will remain nameless) can go from respected Southern gentleman to perverted grandpa. And, in one short...
American exceptionalism seems to get a bad rap these days. After two centuries of support of the excellence of our nation, from Presidents, such as Abraham Lincoln, who alluded to American exceptionalism in his Gettysburg Address (“a new nation conceived in liberty”) down to ordinary American citizens a new generation of hand-wringing pundits and intellectuals has determined that our...
Ah, it’s that bi-annual time of the year again, when our airwaves are bombarded with dark, prophetic messages played over ominous music, when the dog walkers and friendly neighbors on our daily routes are replaced with yard signs and bumper stickers. The time when the political ax-men and cavalry come out of the woodwork to inform ignorant voters of “the...

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