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A moderate proposal: Obama nominates Merrick Garland for SCOTUS
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A moderate proposal: Obama nominates Merrick Garland for SCOTUS

By PETER THOMAS Copy Editor Several weeks ago, the death of Justice Antonin Scalia briefly stole the national spotlight from the ongoing presidential primaries, with analysts turning their attention towards the prospects of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) after the death of one of its most conservative justices. At the time, Mitch...

Inadequate education funding in California affects schools statewide
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Inadequate education funding in California affects schools statewide

By AIDAN ARASASINGHAM Contributing Writer Adequacy and equitability are commonly used buzzwords in the speeches of politicians and legislators dealing with education issues, yet the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) has neither. While many state lawmakers, including Governor Jerry Brown, believe state education measures over the past few years have made schooling more adequate and equitable...

Clinton’s clarity chills Sanders’s “Bern”
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Clinton’s clarity chills Sanders’s “Bern”

By PETER THOMAS Copy Editor It has been four weeks since the New York Times endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. In those four weeks, the rift within the Democratic Party between those who support Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders has only widened. Certainly, Senator Sanders’s recent successes...

Corporations, corruption, and Hillary Clinton
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Corporations, corruption, and Hillary Clinton

By IONA BATCHELDER Opinion Editor This morning, January 30, the New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for President. Its choice was not surprising given the sheer amount of coverage Clinton has received in the paper for the past few months, and the minimal coverage Bernie Sanders has gotten—his name not even being...

Liar, liar, Carson’s pants are on fire
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Liar, liar, Carson’s pants are on fire

By ARIANA APOSTOL-DOOLEY Staff Writer Egyptian pyramids were used for storing grain, homosexuality is a choice and evolution is fake, according to Ben Carson, Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential election. The Center for Politics at the University of Virginia places Carson in second place for electoral college ratings, behind only Donald Trump. Carson has...

Recreational marijuana should not be a political issue
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Recreational marijuana should not be a political issue

By AKBAR AMIN Staff Writer Over the past few months, many Ohio residents and pro-marijuana organizations have been eagerly promoting the legalization of recreational marijuana in their state. On November 3, the state held a vote to address the legalization of recreational marijuana, which was named Issue 3. Issue 3’s description included a statement that...

The Keystone XL Pipeline: Environment before Economy
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The Keystone XL Pipeline: Environment before Economy

By MEHAR NANGIA Staff Writer It is time for our generation to realize that the most pressing issue of our generation is the one that we all tend to ignore the most. Gun control, marriage equality and marijuana legalization are all very important progressive issues, but none of these will have any effect if Earth...

Paying for more than just meat: the controversy of Chick-fil-A
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Paying for more than just meat: the controversy of Chick-fil-A

By CAMERON DIIORIO Staff Writer Chick-fil-A has become the talk of Irvine over the past week because of its grand opening at the University Town Center, next to the University of California Irvine campus. People went to the extreme and camped out overnight in hopes of snagging free Chick-fil-A sandwiches for the rest of the...

An ERA later: No change yet
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An ERA later: No change yet

In 1964, the United States Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was intended to end all discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 responded to and took place during the time of the Civil Rights movement.  Although it applies to other...