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Write-Off: Trump’s speech to Congress shows optimism for the future of his administration

On Feb. 28, 2017, President Donald J. Trump gave his first speech to the U.S. Congress, one that highlighted his goals for the peace, prosperity and security of all American citizens. Trump renewed many...

Dank Memes — Bad Luck Brian

Schadenfreude — noun: a feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people. While not exactly the kindest of character traits, this is the basis for the humor of...

Write Off: James Comey’s firing

James Comey had it coming Christopher Ramos James Comey needed to go. Both Republicans and Democrats had reason to hate Comey within the past year. Democrats hated it when he reopened the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation...

Write-Off: Cover songs are to music what recycling is to the environment

People like to talk badly about covers of popular songs or disqualify them from being considered art because they seem like a glorified version of karaoke. And true, much cover music doesn’t exactly improve...

Write-Off: Be pro-grizzly for a better UCR

An ancient proverb from the country of Snoglandia features the grizzly bear as the omnipotent symbol of wisdom. The beautiful, furry creature is probably the most underrated and underappreciated creature in American society. Since...

Write-Off: The UN ignores the left’s suppression of free speech

A recent Al Jazeera article published March 30, 2017 cited concerns by United Nations (UN) human rights investigators over recent bills passed by Republican-governed states supposedly limiting free speech by handing down laws to...

Write-Off: Trump’s first speech before Congress shows that things will not improve anytime soon

On Feb. 28, 2017, President Donald Trump gave his first address to a joint session of Congress, delineating and consolidating many of his campaign and executive proposals unrolled in the first hundred days of...

Write-Off: Aaron Hernandez’s pay off

Pay Aaron Hernandez, dead or alive Jon Hammond  It’s April 2010, you’re a red-blooded American, so of course you’re watching the NFL Draft. Whether it's at a bar or on your couch, the only requirement is...

Write Off: “Aliens? Ha! Don’t make me laugh”

Do aliens exist? Quite the philosophical question. Such a question merits deep reflection and contemplation and … No. The answer is no. Aliens do not exist. That’s it. No more explanation. If you want more,...

Write-Off: High school CPR training is a good idea, but should not be mandatory

Effective at the start of the 2018-2019 academic year, most high school students in California will be required to complete CPR training in order to graduate. While usually involving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, the new requirement...