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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

My spin on the vice presidential debate

The debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan was considered a draw by CNN Political Analyst David Gergen. A CNN poll of undecided Virginia voters was split three ways: a third...

Editorial: Prop 34 – Repeal the death penalty

Our justice system isn’t infallible. Since 1973, 140 people have been found innocent and released from death rows in 26 states. Nationally, at least one person is exonerated for every 10 that are executed....

A possibility for ‘Idiocracy’ to come to life: a result of dwindling funds

There were two choices: attend a four-year college straight out of high school or spend my first two years at a local community college. I leaned towards the cheaper investment, but as pressure rose...

Venture capitalist versus community organizer

On the evening of the presidential debate, Governor Mitt Romney stood at one podium, a venture capitalist that made his living buying and dismantling American business and lining his pockets with the misery of...

A surprising win for the elephants

The presidential debate drinking game: ever heard of it? I wouldn’t be surprised if most of the college students have, and while I am not saying I participated, I can only say it was...

Editorial: Chancellor White a loss for UCR, but greater gain for California

Come December, Chancellor Timothy White will leave our university to assume his new role as chancellor of the California State University system. His impending departure has come as a shock to students, faculty and...

Civil rights versus civil liberties

Recently, free speech was on the chopping block at UC campuses across the state. At the direction of President Mark Yudof, the President’s Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion investigated anti-Semitic hate...

Letting fires die: understanding religious extremism

Flags flew at half mast recently for the latest American deaths in Libya. The inevitable and most simple question is, “Why murder?” Naturally, most reporters and newscasters were quick to blame al-Qaida, but the...

Editorial: Frustration should lead to the voting booth

We’ve all heard it. “I care, but my vote really doesn’t matter.” We’ve heard it in Rivera library, in Starbucks, in class, at the HUB. In a time of uncertain job prospects, disastrous cuts...

The Question: Are you better off today than you were four years ago?

“Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” This was the question President Reagan asked voters in his bid for reelection. It was also the question echoed by presidential candidate Mitt...