Rushmore remodeling

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Jaime Carrillo, Editor-at-large
February 13, 2013

There’s nothing wrong with Mount Rushmore, per say. However, I think in honor of the next President’s Day, we should consider a little re-modeling. The 20th century gave us plenty of worthy heads to carve into the famous mountain. Here are a few: President Dwight D. Eisenhower – World War II general,... Read more »

Death of the party

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Jaime Carrillo, Opinion Editor
December 5, 2012

Houston voted for Obama in 2012. That’s right, the one in Texas. The bastion of right wing conservatism. And despite the Republicans keeping their majority in the House of Representatives, Democrats got more votes in house races. I won’t go into the evils of gerrymandering right now, but the point... Read more »

2nd term to-do list

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Jaime Carrillo, Opinion Editor
November 25, 2012

Election night for me was more tumultuous than I’d like to admit. The nerves made me treat my body with little respect, shoving as much hydrogenated oils and trans fats into my mouth until Ohio was called for Obama. The fallout was delicious. Watching Karl Rove lose it on Fox News, or hearing Gov.... Read more »

Thanks for the memories

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Jaime Carrillo, Opinion Editor
November 7, 2012

Political campaigns are all about personality. Whether it’s President Barack Obama doing his very best to bring back the fervor from ’08 or Gov. Mitt Romney trying to convince voters he’s not cold and unfeeling, the election has been anything if not a “people business.” But I happen to think... Read more »

‘October Surprise’ is that there’s no surprise

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Jaime Carrillo, Opinion editor
October 24, 2012

It seems like just yesterday, Republicans were carefully picking a candidate through a handful of sociopaths before settling with the guy with the best hair. Congrats for rising to the top, Gov. Mitt Romney, you did it! Congresswoman Michele Bachman couldn’t win because she’s what scientists would... Read more »

We’re going down, down, in an earlier round

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Jaime Carrillo, Opinion Editor
October 10, 2012

Did you watch the first presidential debate? I’m not going to judge you if you didn’t. If it weren’t for the miracle of social media, togetherness and Patton Oswalt’s twitter feed, I’d probably not watch it either. I did tune in though and caught the biggest plot twist since “Soylent green... Read more »

I Oughta Know- Waiting for Dubya

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Jaime Carrillo, Opinion Editor
September 19, 2012

Pardon me if I seem a little woozy; I just finished watching two weeks of theatre otherwise known as the 2012 political conventions. Even though it is theatre, not all theatre is created equally. I think we can all agree Death of a Salesman is better than Cats (with apologies to Mr. Mistofolees). And... Read more »

How to win

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Jaime Carrillo, Editor in Chief
May 2, 2012

It’s an election year everyone, get excited! Now that the Gov. Mitt Romney has all but secured the Republican Party nomination. Sure, Speaker Newt Gingrich is still hanging on by a tiny thread, with the faith of a mustard seed and nearly three times as bitter. And Congressman Ron Paul is probably... Read more »

They’re just not that into you

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April 18, 2012

I feel pretty bad for Gov. Mitt Romney. He’s surrounded by a party who just isn’t that into him. Every endorsement, from congressman Paul Ryan (who you could easily mistake as a more feminine Ayn Rand) to Gov. Marco Rubio has been given with gnashed teeth and clenched fists. I want to tell Romney... Read more »

They’re just not that into you

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Jaime Carrillo, Editor-In-Chief
April 18, 2012

I feel pretty bad for Gov. Mitt Romney. He’s surrounded by a party who just isn’t that into him. Every endorsement, from congressman Paul Ryan (who you could easily mistake as a more feminine Ayn Rand) to Gov. Marco Rubio has been given with gnashed teeth and clenched fists. I want to tell Romney... Read more »

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