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Americans Should Beware the Dangers of Extremism

There exists a natural inclination in the hearts of Americans to cure all perceived ills with the strongest antidote available.
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Elena Kagan Faces Accusations from Tabloids

Photographers doused Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan in a flood of camera flashes this week, shedding light on a woman previously enshrouded in anonymity.
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Brown Promises to Bring Golden Age Back to State

California is but a castle made of sand, and its past governors were the nearsighted builders.
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New Legislation Blatantly Mandates Racism

Last week marked the passage of State Congressman Russell Pearce’s SB 1070, a bill legalizing the arrest of a person in Arizona if there is “reasonable suspicion” that the person is an illegal a...
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New Wall Street Reform Aids Average Americans

New York City boasts some of the cruelest bullies in the country.
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Net Neutrality Provides an Unrestricted Internet

The "Net neutrality" debate is an abstract and misled argument where contrarians pit the free market theories of Adam Smith against the regulatory theories of Karl Marx in an attempt to determine if a...
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Nuclear Threat Only Puts America at Further Risk

The Nuclear Posture Review replaces America's outdated nuclear policy, whereby nuclear deterrence was the primary tool used to preserve a Cold War standoff.
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Republicans Reject Oil Plan Olive Branches

“The Republicans won’t budge on Energy and Climate Legislation,” said Axelrod. “We don’t have the votes for cap-and-trade,” said Jarrett. “It’s a *&...
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Passage of Health Care is a Cinderella Story

Once upon a time, there was an ignorant, ignorant Congressman named little Boehner. One day, Boehner was scheming with health insurance lobbyists when a young staffer burst into his office.  R...
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A Surge in Afghanistan Would Lead to Failure

It is in this era of political change that we are reconnected with that gloomy past that we wished to box up and hide. We take to our hands and knees, flashlight in mouth, and trudge through the darkn...
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Stupak Amendment Hits Poor Minorities Hardest

The House's health care bill has experienced inspirational moments of progression and frustrating moments of regression during these past months of debate. Last week, the bill took its most spectacula...
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Israel Handles Vital Peace Plans Like a Childish Game

As a supporter of Israeli sovereignty, I am increasingly frustrated by Israel's lack of commitment to the peace process in the Middle East. Israel's hard-line President Benjamin Netanyahu's policy of ...
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Majority of Californians Support Decriminalization

In California, the time is ripe to pick marijuana legalization from the field of taboo political issues. Indeed, this month has seen the development of two significant events in support of the legaliz...
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UCs Governed by Well-Paid Gravedigger

In a recent New York Times interview, you shared your view that "being president of the University of California is like being manager of a cemetery: There are many people under you, but no one is lis...
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Shhh… “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is Openly Discriminatory

To stare into the captivating gaze of Uncle Sam is to find a reflection of yourself and your values and your love of country. To see that narrow index finger pointed at you is to understand responsibi...
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