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Wake Up America, It was Veteran’s Day

Nik Frey urges Americans to reflect on the meaning of the Veteran's Day Holiday in the wake of a tumultuous election.
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Why Liberals Should Support the Decision to Let Shapiro Speak

Dylan Parisi explains why liberals shouldn't seek to ban conservative pundit Ben Shapiro from speaking.
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Why You Should Vote if You’re Disenchanted with the Election

Now that it's election day, Kimia Hadidi urges you to cast your vote no matter how unenthusiastic you may be, and look toward a brighter future.
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Letter to the Editor: Why a Vote for Bruce Porter is a Vote for Big Oil

Casey Mix and Grady Zant warn against Bruce Porter's ties to big oil.
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Letter to the Editor: Special District Deception

Dean Stewart shares why he believes Isla Vistans should vote against the Community Service District.
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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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