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Texas legislators are putting politics above state budget needs
April 8, 2015
Giving tax cuts without making spending adjustments is a short-sighted move.
Texas legislators must put aside political promises to fix pension system
March 11, 2015
Legislators have been warned that the state pension system is in disrepair.
Texas Legislature should reform auto and payday loan industries
February 8, 2015
Auto and payday loan industries need reform to prevent abusive practices.
Falling oil prices could affect future college tuition rates
January 25, 2015
For students, the relationship with falling gas prices is complicated.
UT fragrances demonstrate globally-minded marketing strategy
April 23, 2014
UT must think globally in expanding its brand, and its new fragrance collection is an example of doing just that.
Students should question the risk, terms of dangerous private loans
March 19, 2014
Daily Texan columnist Chuck Matula argues that the evolving student loan marketplace is dangerous for today's college students.
In light of the University of Mississippi statue incident, UT's own Confederate statues bear reexamining
February 27, 2014
Daily Texan columnist Chuck Matula comments on the diverse history of statues on the University campus.
A modest proposal in defense of creationism
February 11, 2014
Daily Texan Columnist Chuck Matula offers a modest proposal in defense of teaching creationism in Texas public schools.
What Texas can learn from Detroit bankruptcy
January 27, 2014
Daily Texan Columnist Chuck Matula explains Detriot bankruptcy should serve as an example and warning to Texans.
UT’s Turtle Pond needs an official caretaker
December 3, 2013
With their volunteer steward unable to continue, the turtles behind the Tower face an uncertain future.
Health care needs of young people should be taken more seriously in ads
November 20, 2013
Daily Texan columnist Chuck Matula sounds a clarion call for greater attention to young people's health care needs.
Traditional news sources should emulate the Buzzfeed model to stay relevant
November 6, 2013
Viral "listicles" may seem insubstantial, but what do they have to teach traditional media about adapting to the digital age?
Vote yes to the Affordable Housing Bond
November 4, 2013
Austin should elect to help its lowest-income citizens with $65 million in affordable housing bonds.
Gov. Perry's Texas Enterprise Fund might create Texas jobs, but is it fair?
October 8, 2013
Critics contend that Gov. Perry's business incentive fund shows undue favoritism, but it may attract jobs to the state. Is it worth the controversy?
UT beats 'Bama on diversity
September 24, 2013
Daily Texan Columnist Chuck Matula compares the University of Alabama's recent problems with race relations on campus to the administration's defense of diversity on the 40 acres.
Everything you ever needed to know about West Campus housing management
September 3, 2013
Daily Texan Columnist Chuck Matula explores the world of West Campus property management.
With lethal injection drugs unavailable, Texas should reconsider the death penalty
August 28, 2013
Column: Now that the drug Texas uses for executing prisoners is unavailable, the state as a whole should reconsider the death penalty.