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Predictions for Each Possible Outcome in the 2016 Election

On the eve of election day, Dylan Parisi lays out the possible outcomes of the election on the national scale
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Why I’m With Her

Neda Mazdisnian enumerates her reasons for supporting Hillary Clinton.
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Letter to the Editor: Yes on Proposition 54 for Transparency

A letter to the editor from UCSB board of CALPIRG students secretary Cole Hyatt in favor of Proposition 54.
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Letter to the Editor: End the Death Penalty and Its Problems: “Yes” on 62 and “No” on 66

UCSB literature professor Elisabeth Weber and Santa Barbara Deputy Public Defender encourages readers to vote "yes" on proposition 52, and "no" on proposition 66.
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Letter to the Editor: No on Measures I and J

Propositions I and J opponent Lou Segal explains his reasons for voting no.
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Debate After Debate: Trump’s Perversion of the Election

In the wake of the second debate and the brink of the third, Dylan Parisi contemplates our political climate.
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Trying to Look Away from a Train Crash: What it’s Like to Watch the Election as an American Abroad

Opinion editor Sebastianne Kent gives insight into what it's like to be abroad during this election.
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Donald Trump and the Power of Fear

Neda Mazdisnian dissects the power of Donald Trump's fear politics.
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The Truth About Measure F

An anonymous letter from a reader, aiming to educate you about Measures E and F and the fliers that have appeared on many cars in Isla Vista.
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Want to Change the World? Stop Flipping the Channel

Nik Frey warns against what many believe to be harmless channel flipping as a shield from the world's conflicts.
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The Dilemma Democrats Are Facing

Opinion editors share their thoughts on the state of the Democratic Party.
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Mourning the Revolution

Sebastianne Kent mourns what the Bernie Sanders campaign meant to her.
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Stop Bitching and Vote

Nik Frey urges you to fulfill your civic duty and vote in Tuesday's primary.
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An Orwellian America

Gerardo Banuelos compares our current social climate to that of the one depicted by George Orwell.
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Takeaways from ‘Feminism is Cancer’

Anjalie Tandon shares her thoughts after attending Thursday's event.
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