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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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The Mess Created by No-Fly Lists

Calvin Chiu explains why no-fly lists do more harm than good.
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Yale, Mizzou and Beyond: Have Protestors Lost Sight of Their Intentions?

Jason Garshfield challenges protestors at Yale and Mizzou, and liberal students across the country to examine the methods by which they are protesting.
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Why America Should Do Right by Refugees

Calvin Chiu dissects the current refugee situation, and explains why many Americans are getting it wrong.
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Catch a Fire: A Letter from the Bernie Sanders Campaign

A letter from the Santa Barbara for Bernie 2016 campaign.
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The Case for Russian Intervention in Syria

Brice Richmond considers the potential might of Russia in combating militant extremists in the Syrian conflict.
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The Power of Polarization

Political polarization threatens us all...Hayden Plunkett explains why.
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The Ecosocialism Parasite

Jason Garshfield warns his capitalist comrades to be wary of the new socialist agenda.
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Gun Control in the UK, Gun Crisis in the U.S.

Vicky Munro questions why the U.S. has an absurd obsession with guns
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UCSB’s Free Speech Problem

Jason Garshfield raises the issue of UCSB's recently changed FIRE rating.
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Boko Haram: Why We Should Care About the Islamic State in Africa

Nik Frey analyzes the (lack of) response to Boko Haram in recent American media coverage
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