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Politically Incorrect

If In 2012 You Didn’t Succeed, Resolve, Resolve (and Fail) Again

I don’t have a New Year’s resolution. To most people, this implies one of two things: Either my life is so chock-full of love, happiness and fulfillment that I couldn’t imagine it getting any be...
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As Tragic Events Mount, One Columnist Pleas For an End to I.V. Violence

I’m fed up. Maybe you are, too. There have been two stabbings in Isla Vista since the beginning of the school year. That’s one per month. Couple that with two cases of illegally-discharged firearm...
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Acitivism or Fanaticism? A Carnivore’s Defense of Turkey Day

It’s Nov. 15, and that means it’s exactly one week to the day we pile our dinner plates with turkey, mashed potatoes and six times the suggested serving size of gravy. It’s a day of celebration...
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Capital Punishment’s Moral Support: Why California Voters Couldn’t Kill Death

Whether or not you voted to abolish California’s death penalty on Tuesday, you’re probably aware of the financial argument against it. It’s unquestionable that the death penalty, in its current ...
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Stupid is as Stupid Does: Mourning the Death of Irony

It’s not often that I criticize total strangers. Most of the time, I try to give people the benefit of the doubt. Maybe that “asshole” on the 101 was driving 90 miles an hour because he just got...
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The Self-Appointed World Police Force: Re-evaluating America’s ‘Big Stick’ Foreign Policy

We’ve heard a lot in these last three Presidential Debates about foreign policy. Whether it’s our continued military presence in Afghanistan, the recent attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi or I...
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Sincerity vs. Insecurity in Social Media: Don’t Just Say It Like You Mean It, Say It If You Mean It

About four years ago, when I was still a sophomore in high school and UCSB was merely a speck on the horizon, a girl in my class died of cancer. It was a slow death (as death by cancer often is) inter...
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Deceptive and Outdated: What Today’s Politicians Have in Common With Your Mom’s Flip Phone and Your Dad’s Short Shorts

Old people suck at technology. I know that by saying that, I run the risk of being chased out of town by a torch-and-pitchfork wielding brigade of seniors on mobility scooters. I don’t deny that the...
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