Thank You for a Fantastic 2009!

On behalf of the entire staff of the California Patriot, we would like to thank you for your support. As you know, the California Patriot does not receive any funding nor does it receive the support of the university. As we like to say, they are not responsible for the content that we put out…

You Said It!

Editors: I have to say that I really liked your article about the future of the GOP. I’m not too involved in politics but I feel that the Republican Party does need to change and really look at itself. We cannot just be a party that is opposed to Obama and the Democrats. I disagree…

A Portrait of Nobel Laureate Oliver Williamson

Despite winning the Nobel Prize in Economics, Oliver Williamson’s name is often unrecognized among Berkeley’s student population – which is a shame because of the man’s tremendous insights and revolutionary approach to economics. His work defines the field of transaction cost economics, reshaping how we understand business practices and carry out regulations, particularly anti-trust regulations.…

The Minuteman

1. Obama Administration Gives Terrorist Organizer Civilian Trial The Obama administration decided to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, one of the men behind the 9/11 attacks, in a civilian – rather than military – court. Attorney General Holder explained, “The alleged 9/11 conspirators will stand trial in our justice system before an impartial jury under long-established…

New Free Speech Movement, This Time Takes Over Buildings: Havoc Wreaked to Keep Students Away from Class

It seems the public school system, for all its supposed value as a driver of economic progress, has nevertheless failed in instilling students with the ability to make practical, ethical, or legal judgments. Over three dozen students took over Wheeler Hall, while many others protested outside, obstructed foot traffic, and pulled fire alarms. Their demands…