Protecting teachers unions from renewed assaults is a moral imperative
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Protecting teachers unions from renewed assaults is a moral imperative

A new lawsuit aims to strip crucial funds from teachers unions Teachers unions are threatened once again thanks to a new lawsuit that aims to eliminate “agency fees,”…

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Question the value of private and charter schools
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Question the value of private and charter schools

The current administration poses a unique threat to American public education Betsy DeVos’s narrow confirmation as Secretary of Education, in which Vice President Mike Pence had to step…

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The Resurgence of Orwell’s 1984
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The Resurgence of Orwell’s 1984

Orwell’s vision of a dystopian regime has become a bestseller after Trump’s election Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s chief advisors, went on NBC’s “Meet the Press”…

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Rekindle the affirmative-action conversation
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Rekindle the affirmative-action conversation

A discussion impossible to ignore in a racially-minded society Police shootings, ethno-nationalism and political correctness have pushed the ugly issue of race back into the national limelight. 61…

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Reinstate the Draft
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Reinstate the Draft

Bringing back conscription would restrain social inequality and military recklessness In today’s political climate, there are few opinions that 85 percent of Americans share. Revulsion towards a military…

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Turkey as a model for the Middle East
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Turkey as a model for the Middle East

The traditionally secular nation is facing new challenges from fundamentalists Early in the morning on Jan. 22, the Islamic Center of Davis was vandalized. Windows were smashed and…

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Political parody in the age of Trump
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Political parody in the age of Trump

How Saturday Night Live is changing the face of political commentary It all started with a beauty pageant. In 1966, billionaire Donald Trump bought the Miss Universe Organization,…

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Valentine’s Day haikus by the Editorial Board
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Valentine’s Day haikus by the Editorial Board

Short tales of love and loss from Aggie editors Scott Dresser — Editor-in-Chief Today is the worst I had dinner with my cat At least there’s Netflix  …

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UC Berkeley shows how ideological fringes dehumanize one another
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UC Berkeley shows how ideological fringes dehumanize one another

The violent clash of liberal and conservative self-righteousness Mayhem in Berkeley last week exemplifies how physical violence and destruction become possible when extreme ends of the political spectrum…

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Women’s March anticipates new era in women’s health
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Women’s March anticipates new era in women’s health

New administration poses fundamental threats to women’s rights Just one day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, millions of women…

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The importance of celebrity endorsement at the Women’s March
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The importance of celebrity endorsement at the Women’s March

America Ferrera and Scarlett Johansson spoke fervently to Washington crowds Celebrity endorsements have been historically effective for selling merchandise and procuring large profits — for both the recommended…

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The corrupting power of too much democracy
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The corrupting power of too much democracy

Exploring link between excess democracy and Trump Talking heads have speculated since the election about the million dollar question: Why did Donald Trump’s authoritarian and nostalgic message of…

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What being “poor” really means
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What being “poor” really means

How stereotypes and educational inequality tie into poverty Defining poverty is far from straightforward. The condition spans a range of complexities, from social problems to the federally determined…

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The intergenerational technology divide
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The intergenerational technology divide

As technology advances, a generation of workers is left behind Technology has the awesome ability to connect me with my friends halfway across the world. I can record…

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Betsy DeVos’ backwards vision of American education
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Betsy DeVos’ backwards vision of American education

The future of American education is uncertain under Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education   Senate Democrats voting on Tuesday to prevent Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as Secretary of…

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