Bipartisanship at UC Berkeley: Can we just talk?

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Watching the livestream, I thought that the thrust of my piece would be fairly simple. In the wake of the 2020 election, the United States faces unprecedented division. Bipartisanship is good and important. The campus community is hugely left-leaning, and we should be more open to conservative viewpoints — so let’s talk.There is, however, a lot more to the issue of bipartisanship than the simplistic argument I had built up in my mind. I came to see that all three seemingly straightforward prongs of my hypothesis were problematic or debatable in various ways.
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UC Berkeley campus must continue to protect free speech

In the past few years, UC Berkeley has been attacked for being “anti-free speech” and has been portrayed in the media as an institution that is ideologically homogeneous. But our unique history tells us that this is not the case. We are the home of the Free Speech Movement, and
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