Life with Tourette Syndrome
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Life with Tourette Syndrome

Individuals with Tourette’s find success, identity, happiness despite daily challenges At first glance, the East Bay support group for people with Tourette’s looked like any other friend group…

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Why the Syrian Civil War represents our greatest humanitarian crisis
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Why the Syrian Civil War represents our greatest humanitarian crisis

How the Arab Spring contributed to Syria’s downfall A boy lies face down on the sand, as the waves of a beach in Turkey wash over him. A…

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Trump is making journalism great again
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Trump is making journalism great again

How the president endangers and strengthens journalistic practice Donald Trump’s animosity toward the press has been well-documented throughout the election campaign and his current presidency. From accusing the…

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Tom Dalzell documents city’s quirks and reveals an American treasure
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Tom Dalzell documents city’s quirks and reveals an American treasure

Meet the man assiduously recording Berkeley’s past and present weirdness Should it ever strike your fancy to Google the terms “bowling balls as lawn art,” “enormous dachshund sculptures,”…

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Space race will foster international cooperation
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Space race will foster international cooperation

Why it’s beneficial for countries to set their sights on reaching Mars That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. It’s been more than…

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Double Take: Should hate speech be protected under the First Amendment?
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Double Take: Should hate speech be protected under the First Amendment?

YES — Taryn DeOilers   The ongoing battle between alt-right firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos and left-leaning university students encapsulates the national debate on whether hate speech should continue to…

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How the Constitution can check Trump
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How the Constitution can check Trump

Checks and balances help ensure one branch of government not too powerful Since it was ratified in 1788, the United States Constitution has served as the bedrock of…

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What an awards show can say about our country
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What an awards show can say about our country

The Academy Awards reflected this year’s culture in a typical political fashion Following the results of the presidential election, this year’s awards season saw many celebrities taking advantage…

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Environmentalists should renew message and appeal to states
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Environmentalists should renew message and appeal to states

The environmental movement can take advantage of its lost political power Environmentalists have good reason to be sullen these days. This dear planet is tumbling unimpeded towards phosphorous…

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How technology can make healthcare more affordable
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How technology can make healthcare more affordable

New HIV, AIDS treatment has broad implications for health care A research team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center recently discovered a new pathway to open cell…

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Corporate America fires back at Trump in advertisements
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Corporate America fires back at Trump in advertisements

How companies are staking out a political stance in their ads You only need to watch this year’s Super Bowl commercials to see that product ads have become…

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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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