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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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Consumers jump the gun on firearms

In response to these depressing days of fiscal failure and the realization of the tenuous grip most people have on their homes and their jobs, Americans of every stripe seem to be clinging to their guns and blogs.


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Funding education remains top concern for Fla. legislators

As many of you know, the legislature recently met in a special session to make significant cuts to the state's budget for the current fiscal year. This special session was called as a direct result of the economic downturn our nation, our state and our individual communities have all been experiencing. This downturn led to subsequent cuts to many programs, and it will definitely shape the policies we implement, as well as the final budget we pass during the upcoming regular session.


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Comedy Central guilty of boasting bad acts

There have been a ton of hard-hitting items in the news lately: President Barack Obama has pushed forward stem-cell research, the chairman of the Republican National Committee announced that he's pro-choice and Jon Stewart nearly made Jim Cramer wet his pants. That's all well and good, but I want to talk about something that's really been on my mind. Sunday, Comedy Central roasted Daniel Lawrence Whitney - better known as Larry the Cable Guy - and I shed a tear for comedy.


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Stewart puts Cramer in rightful place

Online news outlets apparently yanked their thesauruses out from beneath their beds last Thursday, labeling Jon Stewart's interview of CNBC's "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer with headlines such as "Stewart Eviscerates Cramer, CNBC," and "Jon Stewart Thrashes Jim Cramer."


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Support Daily Emerald staff

On Wednesday morning, the entire editorial staff of the Daily Emerald - the student-produced newspaper at the University of Oregon - went on strike in protest of the attempts of its board of directors to install a publisher with unprecedented control over the newsroom.


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Men cursed by timing

My father once explained to me the importance of good timing in relationships. "Never talk to women when they're angry," he told me one night as he plopped on the couch with a blanket and pillow.



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