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Though Fisher continues to fight, her day in court is done
November 21, 2014
Columnist Breanne Deppisch says it is time for Abigail Fisher to step out of the ring.
Contentiousness of net neutrality will lead to spirited tech debate
November 19, 2014
Columnist Breanne Deppisch says net neutrality is a complex subject that may cause a lot of debate in the tech world.
Effects of GamerGate controversy felt in Austin City Council race
November 7, 2014
The controversy over the treatment of women in gaming culture filtered down to municipal politics in Tuesday's City Council election.
In campaigns, social media can help voters, candidates
November 3, 2014
This Election Day, Daily Texan columnist Breanne Deppisch looks at the effects of social media on political campaigns.
Don't take offensive costumes too seriously this Halloween
October 31, 2014
As part of our weekly Point/Counterpoint series, columnist Breanne Deppisch argues that insensitive costumes shouldn't be taken too seriously.
Republican Party should move more toward middle
October 27, 2014
Columnist Breanne Deppisch says the Republican Party is in the perfect position for a "more large scale, comprehensive party convergence."
State should define goals for border initiatives
October 20, 2014
Daily Texan Columnist Breanne Deppisch says the state needs to define goals for border initiatives to establish partisan accountability.
Rhetoric against voter ID law overstates effect on voter turnout
October 17, 2014
In this week's Point/Counterpoint series, Daily Texan columnist Breanne Deppisch looks at voter ID laws and their effects.
Dan Patrick should distance himself from marriage equality issue
October 6, 2014
Lieutenant governor front-runner Dan Patrick would be smart to distance himself from the marriage equality issue.
Davis disappoints in gubernatorial debate
September 25, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has a lot of work to do, says columnist Breanne Deppisch.
Along with teacher choice, textbooks offer fine options
September 18, 2014
On Tuesday, the Texas Board of Education heard testimony from a number of educators who voiced objection to a proposed set of history textbooks. Over the summer, a number of history graduate students from UT participated in a review of these textbooks and found them severely lacking in many areas. Here are the thoughts of one of our columnists.
Davis’ stories of abortions meant to help her campaign
September 11, 2014
In state Sen. Wendy Davis’ (D-Fort Worth) memoir, released Tuesday, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate discusses her personal experiences with abortion in the ‘90s. As the third part of a weekly Point/Counterpoint series, a Daily Texan columnist debates the merits of that decision and analyzes its implications.
Congress will not provide solution to border crisis anytime soon
August 6, 2014
Despite efforts to find a solution to the border crisis, it doesn't seem that Congress will reach a suitable agreement in the near future.
Congress inaction worsens border crisis
July 30, 2014
Daily Texan columnist explains why a lack of action in Congress could have significant implications for the border crisis.
Obama's speech on economy is not on the list of priorities for Texans
July 14, 2014
Although it was known that President Obama's speech concerned the economy, Texans wanted to hear about the border crisis.
News of Hobby Lobby decision incensed many despite a lack of clear communication of the facts
July 7, 2014
Daily Texan columnist discusses how the upset caused by the Hobby Lobby decision reflects society's lack of proper review of the facts before forming an opinion.
SCOTUS decision protecting cell phone data marks efforts to modernize law with technology
June 30, 2014
The Supreme Court decision to prevent warrantless searches of cell phone data protects citizens' right to privacy and also displays an example of how the law is catching up with technology.
Hillary Clinton’s talk in Austin could presage a future in the White House
June 23, 2014
By displaying her skills as a team player Friday night, the former First Lady and secretary of state has shown she could go the distance and run for president.