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Electing college

On the Mark

It was an election that brought me back to college last year. Actually, it was two. Though I have voted in every presidential election since 2000, I had never been one to put much faith in electoral politics. Voting, argue many on the left, does not change anything: In important
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Students must mobilize to support equitable clean energy

UC Berkeley students can play a most immediate and hugely impactful nationwide role by reaching out to fellow students, parents and friends both across California and across the country to highlight how doubling down on equitable clean energy projects offers a rare and genuine win-win at a time when the country is more divided than ever.
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Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

The personal and the political

Last week’s piece was not a reflection of my personal views, but rather an investigation into why a growing number of left-leaning California voters feel that the current political system fails to represent their values.
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Bernie Sanders speaks at a press conference on campus June 3. On Dec. 2, Sanders spoke at Zellerbach Hall while promoting his new book, "Our Revolution."

Local independent bookstores bring Sen. Bernie Sanders to Zellerbach Hall

Sanders spoke about his new book, “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In,” in a lecture that was part motivational speech and part office hours. Two independent bookstores, Mrs. Dalloway’s of Berkeley and Diesel, A Bookstore of Oakland, had both been interested in having Sanders come to speak about his book, and decided to reach out to the book’s publisher together.
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The left is wrong

The Democratic Party has tragically gone insane, and it now promotes policies based on falsehood and the neurotic political correctness of national suicide. Democrats have no interest in protecting the security and affordability of the human food supply, no interest in protecting our own borders from invasion, no interest in
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The Millennial misconception

The Devil's Advocate

“Generations, like people, have personalities,” wrote the Pew Research Center in an introduction to its detailed 2010 report on the characteristics of young voters, “and Millennials — the American teens and twenty-somethings who are making the passage into adulthood at the start of a new millennium — have begun to
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The Republican civil war

The Devil's Advocate

“If the Republican Party cannot win in this environment,” declared conservative luminary George Will in September, “it has to get out of politics and find another business.” Fox News host and Tea Party darling Laura Ingraham agreed, telling Republicans, “if you can’t beat Barack Obama with this record, then shut
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