Campus abides by First Amendment, protects free speech

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Chancellor Carol Christ is adhering to the First Amendment and the basic principles of academic freedom in ensuring that controversial speakers can appear on the UC Berkeley campus without endangering the safety of students, staff and faculty. Indeed, UC Berkeley has the chance to be a model for colleges and
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The Friendship behind the First Amendment

Over the past few years, various Christian organizations have sued the United States government over measures that combine sacred and secular practices — such as the provision of contraception in employee insurance plans and the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex couples. The boundary between private religious concerns and government
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Despite crisis, our democracy stands strong

Between Two Ponds

As articles fly round and round proclaiming the disaster of the U.S. government, we need to make one thing clear: Yes, the government may have shut down, but our democratic system is not broken. This isn’t the first time, nor will it probably be the last, that the experiment of
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A dummy’s guide to winning gun control debates

The right to choose

Rarely does a day pass before I hear or see another incredulous pro-gun argument in one medium or another. I see the memes on Facebook that say, “This woman fought back a burglar with a GUN! TAKE THAT, GUN CONTROL!” and the like. So I thought I would take a
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