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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Guns and Brazil: Bolsonaro seeks a simple solution to a complex problem

On Jan. 15, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro publicly signed a temporary decree essentially making it easier for civilians to purchase and own firearms. His actions were an attempt to fulfill one of his major...

Letter to the Editor: Let The Birds Out of Their Cages

It is time for UCR leadership to deal with the elephant, or rather, the “Bird” in the room. Students on the UC Riverside campus need access to reliable, affordable transportation that compensates for the...

An activist’s run-in with Trump supporters exposes a deep problem with media coverage

On Friday, Jan. 18, Catholic students from Covington Catholic High School clashed with other groups during the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. However, the highlight of the event seems to be an...

President Trump’s foreign policy offers a fresh rebuke to the failed interventions of the...

Recently, mainstream national media outlets have severely criticized President Donald Trump’s foreign policy on multiple fronts, primarily focusing on his sudden withdrawal of American troops from Syria and Afghanistan as well as his perceived...

The VA Mission Act is a false promise and must be revised

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in an attempt to completely reform today’s veteran medical care system, wants to shift billions of dollars to private healthcare. The VA is one of the cabinet departments...

Women’s tennis opens conference season with loss against Long Beach

The UCR women’s tennis team opened their season in a conference matchup against Long Beach State University. Although the teams were even on the scoreboard after doubles play, the Highlanders ultimately ended up losing...

Tall Tail #27

Lies, fabrications and division: a response to the President’s address on immigration

On Dec. 22, the government shut down for the third time this past year. The shutdown has affected one-fourth of the federal government, which represents over 800,000 federal workers. This shutdown was caused entirely...

What America needs to learn about overseas intervention

America’s tendency to interfere in affairs overseas has put the world under an unofficial “American Empire.” Although the term ‘empire’ is not used by the United States directly, other countries which express opposition to...

What we need and don’t need from progressives in the age of Trump

In the aftermath of the most recent midterm elections and the swearing in of the 116th Congress, there has been one standout taking the media by storm: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Brought into the spotlight after...