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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

“Nuking” the Iran deal means an unstable and volatile world

Since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA – the “Iran deal”) in May 2018, the world’s prospects for increased denuclearization and nonproliferation have decreased significantly....

Trump’s frivolous pardoning practices underscore issues with current pardoning system

Trump pardoned fellow billionaire Conrad Black on May 15, 2019, with very little explanation. The pardon allegedly came as a surprise to the media mogul, who was convicted of fraud back in July of...

North Korea’s recent missile test signals that they are running out of patience

On Saturday, May 4, Kim Jong-un fired “missiles” in the air. The U.S. government responded by stating that Kim’s action did not violate their agreement to not launch intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) implying that...

Israel reelects a right-wing demagogue as the nation openly flirts with authoritarianism, greatly endangering...

On April 9, over four million Israeli citizens went to the polls and re-elected the current right-wing coalition led by incumbent Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. His reelection, despite facing severe legal indictments from Attorney...

ASUCR has potential, but they must learn from past mistakes in order to best...

UCR’s Associated Students serve several purposes, the most important being their representation of students from each distinct college within the university. While in theory this should be an opportunity for students to gain knowledge...

Magic mushroom medicine: a potential new method for treating depression and addiction

Denver recently passed legislation decriminalizing psilocybin mushrooms and the rest of the United States might do well to follow the Coloradoan city’s example. It isn’t surprising Denver voted to decriminalize the substance, seeing as...

Caster Semenya’s race to equality in Olympic Sports

The Olympics are a time when athletes get to put their talents on display for the world to see. However, South African women’s runner, Caster Semenya does not get the chance to do the...

Trump’s reckless economic aggression against China will result in an inevitable humiliation for America

On May 10, President Trump announced 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, and China retaliated with their own tariffs on $60 billion worth of American imports. Although a temporary truce...

The inevitable rise of automation warrants cautious optimism

Society seems to be on the eve of an exciting new era of development. Automation is advancing at unprecedented rates, bringing with it many fears and grievances. Experts say that around 7 million jobs...

Europe’s short-sighted tech laws

Europe has cemented its reputation as being one of the toughest enforcers of Silicon Valley tech companies, and rightly so. Throughout Europe, people have had questionable social media posts taken down in accordance with...