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    Viewpoint: Do you only watch what affirms your own beliefs?

Viewpoint: Do you only watch what affirms your own beliefs?

You can’t handle the truth. There is a temptation to take that line from Jack Nicholson _ snarled at Tom Cruise in “A Few Good Men” _ as the moral of the story, the lesson to be learned from a new study on trustworthiness and the news media.

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    Editorial: Christians, show your love with actions

Editorial: Christians, show your love with actions

When Phil Robertson, the patriarch on the reality TV show “Duck Dynasty,” made comments about homosexuality in December 2013, many people, mainly Christians, rose to defend him, claiming that he has a right to express his beliefs.

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    Viewpoint: Baylor veterans deserve early registration

Viewpoint: Baylor veterans deserve early registration

It’s that time of the year again: time to register for next semester’s classes. Many students find registering for classes frustrating for numerous reasons, and I doubt there is a solution that could make everyone happy.

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    Editorial: Don’t read this editorial, or text, while driving

Editorial: Don’t read this editorial, or text, while driving

The days of carelessly texting “omw, literally,” from behind the wheel are almost over in San Antonio, and the rest of Texas would be wise to follow suit.

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    Viewpoint: Go outside, enjoy our national parks

Viewpoint: Go outside, enjoy our national parks

It’s November in Texas, which, might I add, has been a glorious month as far as temperatures go. For anyone who enjoys camping, this is a (or, as far as Texas goes, maybe “the”) prime month to pack up your old Coleman or what-have-you and spend a few days “roughing it.”

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    Editorial: Evaluate your reasons for serving

Editorial: Evaluate your reasons for serving

One of the noblest ways someone can choose to spend their time or live their life is in service. Service comes in many forms: feeding the homeless; picking up trash on the side of the highway; choosing a career in the military, law enforcement or the fire department; mission trips; and many more. But the many forms of service all have one thing in common: They are selfless acts.

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    Viewpoint: Protect your liberties

Viewpoint: Protect your liberties

America’s founding principles of liberty and equality have guided our nation’s path from 1776 to the present day. These principles took us to revolution and war. Their promise drove freedom fighters to America’s streets to demand that the state recognize the same rights of non-landowners, minorities and women.

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    Lariat Letter” I’m black, and my actions don’t define my race

Lariat Letter” I’m black, and my actions don’t define my race

Monday night, Baylor screened the documentary “I’m not a Racist…am I?” There was a considerable student turnout. The documentary was insightful and relatable for a large portion of the audience. However, the conversation afterward disappointed me, probably because I’m not a part of the audience who could relate.

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    Editorial: Ft. Lauderdale isn’t helping homeless

Editorial: Ft. Lauderdale isn’t helping homeless

The debate in America surrounding the criminalization of homelessness just got a bit more heated after officers in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., cited 90-year-old Arnold Abbott for comforting his homeless neighbors in a public park with a free meal.

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    Viewpoint: Don’t ask me why pageant Q&As matter

Viewpoint: Don’t ask me why pageant Q&As matter

Beauty pageants do not sit well with me. Showboating physical appearance while claiming to promote various social causes, which often include women’s self-esteem, seems contradictory.

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