Cal football revenue shouldn’t come at the cost of its student-athletes

CAMPUS ISSUES: Cal football players deserve to be protected from the long-term health risks their sport exposes them to

Cal Football player and opposing team player clash on the field
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Football players are at a high risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy — a degenerative disease that results from repeated trauma to the head. Football is a key source of revenue for the campus athletic department, but should this money really come at the cost of its students’ welfare?
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Science should be nonpartisan, inform government policy

Science must be nonpartisan and tangibly inform political decision making. Scientists of both parties are obligated to model the nonpartisan nature of science, to ensure that these decisions are made with bipartisan engagement and uncompromised scientific support.
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Here’s how you should vote in the federal elections

NATIONAL ISSUES: The two ongoing races for federal office have been contentious. Here's our take.

There are two ongoing races for federal offices representing California in the upcoming midterm election — and both are highly contentious. For the position of U.S. senator, Kevin de León is running against incumbent Dianne Feinstein. And in the race for California’s 13th Congressional District seat, incumbent Barbara Lee faces off against write-in candidate Laura Wells.
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Senate to vote on federal private school tax breaks

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week and is currently under review by the Senate Finance Committee. If passed by the Senate and signed by the president, the bill would allow tax breaks to families that send their children to private schools.
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