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Opinion / Reality Hits You Hard, Bro

Why Religion May Be a Matter of Ideology, Not Theology

Oftentimes you hear people lament religion and how it is the cause of so much conflict and violence throughout the world. “If only religion were to disappear,” they say, “then we would all live in peace.” As a self-described agnostic, I usually nod my head in agreement or “like” such […]

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Obama’s Gay Marriage Endorsement Raises Eyebrows and Campaign Funds

Last week, Barack Obama came out and publicly endorsed gay marriage, a move that many saw as a huge political gamble. Many on the left have worried that the announcement will help fire up socially conservative voters who have been less than enthusiastic about the previously pro-choice Romney, while also […]

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UCSB Palestinian Awareness Week: Event Confronts Ongoing Conflict, Heightens Tensions But Fails to Shed Light on New Solutions

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is arguably the most contentious in the world. On Thursday, the Arbor was converted into an ideological battleground between the two sides. A large wooden gate, bearing the slogan “Palestine, an Invisible Nation,” was built by the group Students for Justice in Palestine to commemorate Palestinian Awareness […]

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Really Want to Stick it to the Man? Go Forth and Be Fruitful: Politically Strategic Baby-Makin’

Turns out, if you are a liberal, having a baby is one of the best ways you can fight for your cause. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, conservatives have 41 percent more offspring than liberals. While liberals are busy protesting for equality and fairness, conservatives are busy gettin’ busy, […]

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Conservatives Are From Mars, Liberals Are From Venus

Earlier this month, science and politics journalist Chris Mooney came out with a new book entitled The Republican Brain, The Science of Why They Deny Science—and Reality, a book that is much more insightful and objective than its partisan title would suggest. In the book, Mooney links a number of […]