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Friday, November 16, 2018

Editorial: ASUCR senatorial elections in need of reform

A fair and accessible democratic process is essential to the success of any legitimate governing body.  It is the only way to ensure that the individuals elected to speak for a given group are...

Creationism in Tennessee public education

In the town of Dayton, Tennessee, 87 years ago, John T. Scopes was charged with violating the Butler Act for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in his classroom; the now-infamous Scopes Monkey Trial ensued....

Editorial: 2012 Referenda endorsements

This week, the Editorial Board will be weighing in on the referenda to be voted on by the UCR student population in the upcoming senatorial elections. ASPB Fee Referendum: This year, ASPB is requesting a $10...

Faith in domestic and international politics

Throughout history, people have looked to embrace divinity, faith and the notion of a higher power in order to make important decisions with far-reaching consequences. Most of history’s greatest and most powerful empires were...

The corrupting effects of political activism

The California Association of Scholars, a division of the National Association of Scholars (NAS), took aim at the University of California in a recent report titled, “A Crisis in Competence,” claiming that “…too many...

Obamacare not the right plan for America

First passed in March 2010 under a cloud of partisan bickering and populist anger, the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, has faced a great many challenges to its legitimacy. The...

Editorial: “Stand your ground” laws encourage vigilantism

It is not yet clear why George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year old on the way back from a local convenience store in Sanford, Florida on Feb. 26.   What is...

Apparently commuters don’t really go to UCR

In an effort to increase the number of students living on campus, UCR Assignments and Marketing adopted the following slogan: “You’re not really going to UCR unless you’re staying at UCR.”  This slogan appeared...

Limbaugh pays the price for insulting law student

In an apology he issued to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke for calling her a “slut” and a “prostitute” on air, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh asked the question, “What happened to personal responsibility...

Long primary hurts GOP’s chances in November

“They wanted a quick win, but they’re getting World War I here. They’re getting trench warfare that may go on and on… I feel a little sorry for them… Next thing you know you’re...