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What to do if your candidate didn’t win

So election results are in, and the candidate you wanted to win didn’t win. You’re sitting in sad silence in your residence hall, unsure of what to do. Cry, sob, laugh hysterically, take a long trip around the world? Eat every possible burrito at the Golden Bear Cafe while at
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Our ambivalence: Voting both ways

Elections 2014

I dress up, usually in some subtle combination of campaign-trail colors. I pick a blue-and-white dress and wear red jewelry. I pick a red dress with a blue belt. I am a dork all the way; I update Facebook to gloat about voting, and I Instagram my sticker on the way out.
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Berkeley now does not compare to memories of Berkeley then

am writing this because I am now sad and not impressed with the current students at Berkeley. Why haven’t the students continued with the Berkeley heritage of standing up and trying to protest wrong actions from their government? Our country has been involved in another wasteful, unjustified war for more than 10 years now, and I have not heard about protests at Berkeley or any other university to the degree that the 1960s students protested.
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The youth will save American government

Gun violence, health insurance reform and education funding are often on the tip of the tongue of mainstream political commentators these days. But what you wouldn’t know from reading those headlines is that entwined in every political issue is a concerted attack on the right to a functioning democracy, manifested
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On the poetics of politics

Reel Life

The first time I voiced a political opinion, I was sitting in the passenger seat of the family sedan. My dad had just picked me up from day care on his way home from work, and I sat still while he drove. In the background was the frizzy, static-strewn political
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