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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Identity politics can lead voters astray

Diversity is important, but one must not simplify people to one aspect of their identity. Characteristics a person does not choose for themself should not define an individual.  A person has the right to...

It’s high time cannabis received the in-depth research attention it deserves

The Lancet psychiatry released a meta-analysis this past October that examines the use of cannabinoids and their effect on mental health by reviewing academic research published between Jan. 1, 1980 to April 30, 2018,...

Why America needs safe injection sites

The opioid epidemic, which many consider the worst public health crisis in decades, has ravaged the country and left behind the bodies of tens of thousands of Americans. In 2017 alone, more than 70,200...

Voting is not a privilege: America must expand the vote to become a...

The United States has a long history of denying its citizens the right to vote. Every group in America has at one point or another been disenfranchised. Poor whites did not get the right...

Brown and beautiful: the color-based beauty standards of Asian culture are grossly outdated

Equating skin color to power, success and beauty has been a continuous issue for many cultures. However, while most other cultures have been able to move with the times and find other traits to...

The United States should cut their losses and end the trade war with China

During the past few years, the two biggest economic powers, the United States and China, have experienced increasing tensions with each other due to tariffs and taxes. The past year has  contributed to those...

Bernie Sanders is the only true progressive among democratic frontrunners: Warren doesn’t count

Since his narrow defeat by Hillary Clinton in the 2016 democratic primary, Bernie Sanders has not taken his eyes off his goals for the American people for a second. His new campaign has been...

The United States should terminate its military alliance with Turkey

Over the last few years, the relationship between the United States and Turkey has steadily worsened. Despite being a nominal NATO ally meant to theoretically counter Russia’s influence in Europe, the Middle East and...

Do U C Us Crossing?

Every college student jokes about being hit by a car, miraculously surviving, and getting their tuition paid for. This joke is quite seriously feet away from being a reality for many UCR students. Whether...

The California wildfires will continue to rage on as long as climate change...

The wind blows and the California wildfires continue to spread across the state like a crackling fever. Most Californians are well acquainted with the common brush fire, but the past couple of years have...