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Right-Side Columnist Bids UCSB Farewell

I’ll be perfectly honest — UCSB wasn’t my first choice, by far. I came out of high school the preppy, sarcastic valedictorian of a sleepy suburb no one’s heard of. Despite receiving the Regents Scholarship here, I was sure that I was off to Pomona College in Claremont. Surely, someone […]

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[Right Said] Reaching Across the Aisle: Bipartisanship in Today’s Politics

Bipartisanship is a word that is bandied around by our politicians often but rarely practiced. In some ways, to even talk about bipartisanship in American politics is a foolhardy exercise. Vitriolic exchanges between parties have characterized our Republic since its earliest days. Among the more infamous exchanges were John Adams’ […]

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[Left Said] Reaching Across the Aisle: Bipartisanship in Today’s Politics

Aristotle famously called man a political animal, and much has been said about what he meant when describing man as such. It could be that man is political simply because he is social. His existence requires the presence of other men, and if he is to continue existing, he will […]

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Right Said: Gay or Not, Marriage Is Already in the Dog House

When I arrived in our nation’s capital for my time at UCDC this week, I had the opportunity to witness and photograph protesters outside the Supreme Court rallying in support of overturning the Defense of Marriage Act. Many held posters with the now nauseatingly familiar equal sign currently plastered all […]

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Left Said: Love of Liberty Clashes With Love of “Traditional” Families

It simply goes without saying that in a liberal democracy, two individuals of the opposite sex have a political right to marry one another before the state. The conversation on “marriage equality” ends there, though more can be said about the nature of marriage itself and marriage politics. To qualify […]