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A Misguided March

Gerardo Banuelos criticizes the Million Student March that took place last week, and encourages the protection of constitutional liberties and free speech.
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Struggling to Resemble a Democracy

Is the United States really a democracy? Are we even close?
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UCSB for Bernie: Working Toward an Upset

UCSB for Bernie kicks it into high gear as Pennsylvania and New York primaries approach.
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UCSB for Bernie: Bernie’s Momentum

Riley Brann talks superdelegates, Sanders' tax plans in the second letter from UCSB for Bernie.
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UCSB For Bernie: Introducing Local Action

UCSB for Bernie shares why Bernie Sanders has received support amongst the Santa Barbara population.
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A Closer Look at Refugees

Emmaly Read delves into refugee policy in the U.S. and the west.
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Why Donald Trump is the GOP’s Best Hope for a Return to Sanity

Donald Trump is just what the GOP needs, but it's not because he would make a good nominee.
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Why I (actually) Feel the Bern

Felicia Balli talks about why she truly feel the Bern.
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China’s Theft of the South China Sea: It’s Definitely ‘Not That Chill’

Nik Frey wants you to become educated about the so-called "game of dibs" going on with the South China Sea.
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Where is Rand Paul?

Presidential primary elections began recently in Iowa and New Hampshire with surprises in the results from both parties. Within the Democratic party, it is unclear at who will take the nomination this...
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The Problem With Selective Politics

A couple days ago, it was reported that Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire and former mayor of New York City, is considering an independent bid for president. While many candidates have tried (and fai...
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Polarizing Politics and the Presidential Race

Annie Milburn places the UK and the U.S. side by side and gives an analysis of the remainder of the presidential race.
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On The White Student Union

Sebastianne describes why the "White Student Union" Facebook page perpetuates and embodies supremacist ideology that is seriously concerning, no matter how seriously intended.
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Uncle Sam and Saudi Arabia: The Most Awkward BFF’s Ever

In the wonderful world of friendship, there exist many fun categories. We have our really “good friends” (bless their hearts), our “longtime friends” (the ones you’ve known for years but onl...
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Dissatisfaction with Affirmative Action

In the first installment of "The Dissonant Dissident" this calendar year, Jason Garshfield analyzes and explains his reasons for rejecting UC President Janet Napolitano's recent support of affirmativ...
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