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Answer Looters With a Trusty Six-Shooter

Natural disasters are an awesome force. Tornados, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and yes, fires, are all acts that will make you realize nature's immense power - and can end your life in the same insta...
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Lambright Plight Has All-Too-Familiar Tone

Pimping ain't easy and neither is being a Cuban. I know this to be a fact and to all fellow Cubans, I quote the words of Bill "Slick Willy the Teflon Man" Clinton: "I feel your pain."
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Nexus Protects Freedom of Speech for Every Opinion

I can remember the first letter to the editor I wrote to the UCSB Daily Nexus way back in November of 1993. Soon thereafter, I would be asked to submit columns, which I have happily done up to this da...
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Isla Vista Visitors Spoil Holiday

Well, the verdict is in and the judgment has been made: Isla Vista residents are not the biggest part of the problem during the Halloween bash that's been going on for as long as anybody can remember.
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Finding “The Man” Is a Highly Difficult Task

Growing up in my old hometown of Hialeah, Florida, complaints of "The Man keeping us down" were a common thing. According to the providers of the tales - mostly of the hippie or militant persuasion -"...
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Fight Back Against Racism By Educating Those Around Us

To whoever scribbled that derogatory remark on the wall of the women's bathroom door in the Santa Rosa Residence Hall, I ask this simple question: Is that all you've got? After all, you're claiming so...
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Wave the U.S. Flag, Not Mexico’s

The recent immigration bill battle leaves much to be desired with both the legislators in charge of making the law and the actual protesters themselves. Politicians are an easy scapegoat in most matte...
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Recall Rehashes History

"What's good for the goose is good for the gander." Simply translated, it means that what's good for one party is good for the other, and if you follow local politics you can probably see where this i...
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ROTC Wins Court Ruling

Stick a fork in it, it is done, so let's all move on and get to the subject at hand: Teaching students what they pay for in college, which is to learn, graduate and make the world a better place for g...
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Convicted Murderers Should Kick Can Much Sooner

I'm going to throw a few names in your direction to see if they ring a bell: Albert Owens, Yen-I Yang, Tsai-Shai-Yang and Yee Chen Lin. How about Terri Winchell?
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Local Mourns In Evil’s Aftermath

This week I was going to write about a comparison of the Palestinian elections to the ABC hit show, "Dancing with the Stars." Not to trivialize a historical event in our time, but, with all said and d...
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Racism Saturates Our Politics

Race and racism are never easy topics to discuss, and good reasons exist for this fact. Some people do tend to get so emotional about the subject that the discussion becomes a rash of rhetoric. On a l...
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Race Relations Unjustly Questioned in Katrina Aftermath

Hurricane Katrina showed us a lot, not only in terms of destruction, but the inefficiencies of the human species as a whole. Many of these inefficiencies came compliments of those in charge and at the...
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NCAA Scalps Seminoles

To all of you self-righteous, politically-correct moralists, I have a message from the general American population, and it goes like this: Lighten up assholes!
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Media Smudges I.V.’s Reputation

I hate to be a naysayer or harbinger of bad news, as this usually goes against my generally good nature, but in the case of the "I told you so" clause, I'll gladly let the negativity flow in the neces...
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