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Columnist – Tax policies should be the next reform

Yesterday was April 15, and people rushed, pushed and honked many horns to get their taxes into the post office.

Despite what you hear from both conservatives and liberals, a libertarian, like me, is not against government and taxes. That's what we call an anarchist. However, I do have my complaints about the tax system and believe there could be some wealth-producing changes.

Our system is way too complicated. It's so complicated, in fact, that many people hire someone to do their taxes.

Columnist – Pollution in small amounts not detrimental to humans

When I read articles like last week's "Neglect of Clean Water Act troubling," by Courtney Baker, it makes me wonder what world some people are living in.

The article makes it seem like pollution is getting worse than it really is and that Americans are suffering from some sort of poisoning epidemic.

I'm going to make a completely bold statement now: not all pollution is bad. Before you almost choke on your all-natural smoothie and go to recycle this paper, let me explain myself.

Columnist – New health care law not appropriate reform

Come on. You knew this was coming sometime. If you've ever read my column, you could probably infer that I would be displeased...

Tax policies should be the next reform

Yesterday was April 15, and people rushed, pushed and honked many horns to get their taxes into the post office.

Despite what you hear from both conservatives and liberals, a libertarian, like me, is not against government and taxes. That's what we call an anarchist. However, I do have my complaints about the tax system and believe there could be some wealth-producing changes.



Our system is way too complicated. It's so complicated, in fact, that many people hire someone to do their taxes.

New federal law has negative effect on overall internships

Some of you out there may be looking for an internship this summer to improve your resume. Hopefully, you'll get paid to do it, but if you don't, at least you will get some experience under your belt.

According to an article in The New York Times, some states and the federal government feel it is their responsibility to make sure you are not taken advantage of. Now, the U.S. Department of Labor is going to start cracking down on firms that may violate rules of unpaid internships.

New health care law not appropriate reform

Come on. You knew this was coming sometime. If you've ever read my column, you could probably infer that I would be displeased with...

Pollution in small amounts not detrimental to humans

When I read articles like last week's "Neglect of Clean Water Act troubling," by Courtney Baker, it makes me wonder what world some people are living in.

The article makes it seem like pollution is getting worse than it really is and that Americans are suffering from some sort of poisoning epidemic.



I'm going to make a completely bold statement now: not all pollution is bad. Before you almost choke on your all-natural smoothie and go to recycle this paper, let me explain myself.

Frogs face Tech at Lupton

The Texas Tech Red Raiders will be coming to town this weekend to play the No. 7 Horned Frog baseball team in a three game series beginning Friday.

The Raiders may be looking for redemption as they lost to TCU 11-2 in the 2010 Houston College Classic on Friday.



The Frogs are coming off a road trip in which they went 3-1, capping it off with a 15-2 win over UT-Arlington on Tuesday night. The game gave the Frogs double-digit hits in six straight games. Senior catcher Bryan Holaday extended his hit streak to 20 games with a base hit in the first inning.

Baseball team defeats Roadrunners 17-12

Sophomore Jason Coats knocked in a career high 7 RBIs as the No. 7 Horned Frog Baseball Team defeated the UT-San Antonio Roadrunners in a slugfest Tuesday night, 17 - 12, at Lupton Stadium.

On a night that hit as low as 42 degrees, Coats went 3 for 5 including one homerun and a double. The Frogs scored in all but one inning. Every Frog in the starting line up got at least one hit and scored a run.



Despite two errors that cost two runs and the TCU pitching giving up two big innings, the Frogs' offense was able to pick up more than enough runs to get the win.

Politics is about competition, not meeting in the middle

Last week, the legislators in Washington decided to get together and try to create a health care plan everyone would agree on. As expected, both sides merely pointed fingers at each other and nothing got accomplished. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton even said this would hurt U.S. reputation in the world.

This got me thinking about this whole bipartisanship thing and figuring out it's a scam and a way for politicians to quiet the American voice.

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