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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The NDAA puts US citizens’ freedom at risk

In response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Congress and then President George W. Bush crafted a bill that any sensible critic would’ve called an abomination. A blatant power grab by the government,...

Crisis in the Strait of Hormuz escalates

Iran has been the proverbial thorn in the side of the US ever since the fall of the shah, but the current cold war between the US and Iran could send a world teetering...

Casualties of the War in Iraq continue to mount

Recently, President Obama declared an end to the Iraq War—a war that claimed the lives of approximately 4,500 Americans and more than 100,000 Iraqis (mostly citizens), costing taxpayers an estimated $800 billion.  But the...

Editorial: Big-name websites threaten blackout to protest SOPA

There is growing concern among many in the online community that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a US bill that would give the government power to block websites that violate copyright laws, is...

Letter to the Editor: How the Grinch Fought for the First Amendment

In Dr. Suess’ classic story, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” the grouchy green Grinch living on Mount Crumpit gets so weary of Christmas music from the nearby town of Whoville that he goes down...

Editorial: UCR’s protest guidelines unfairly restrict students’ rights

In what can only be characterized as a vast overreaction to the Occupy Davis and Berkeley protests, both of which were marred by police violence, UCR administrators released a list of official “protest guidelines”...

2011: The international cry for change

  2011 unveiled a radical shift in the arena of geopolitics. It all started when a Tunisian vegetable vendor, fed up with living in oppression at the hands of his town’s police department, lit himself...

Middle income UC students in trouble

Courtesy of Dailycal.org The University of California, Berkeley has come to the rescue of the middle income student.  Berkeley has introduced the Middle Class Access Plan (MCap) aimed at dependent undergraduate students whose family’s gross...

A Glorious End to an absurd NBA Lockout

The NBA lockout is finally over. For five months, the owners and players were deadlocked in negotiations with no real hope of compromise in sight. But the NBA owners, in a surprise effort to...

Editorial: How students and staff respond to Brown’s budget proposal will dictate future for...

Last week, Jerry Brown released a budget proposal that includes some $500 million in cuts to state funding for the UC. Brown hopes that the cuts will help alleiate some of the state's overwhelming...