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To Take Her Own Advice…

         Nancy Pelosi’s 2014 Commencement Speech, Berkeley          by Patriot Staff         This past month, San Francisco Representative and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi delivered the commencement address at UC Berkeley. In her speech, the Democratic House Leader touched on all of the necessary…

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Giving a BAMN

Napolitano Represents the New-Age Antebellum South? by Alexander Salazar   |   Staff Writer           In light of the treatment of the University of California’s new president Janet Napolitano by a certain contingent of our student body I decided to probe the justification for such vehement opposition to her appointment. I…

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The Sound and Fury

The Lackluster Shadow of the Free Speech Movement Olivia Cusimano   |   Staff Writer              To quench my ever-lingering thirst for caffeine, I must come face to face with thousands of impassioned students, immortalized on the wall of the Free Speech Movement Cafe. The iconic Mario Savio is plastered left…

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Sights on the Drug War

  by Bobby Saxton In the wake of the devastating Sandy Hook elementary school shooting this past December, media pundits and politicians alike have been clamoring for the federal government to do anything and everything it can to prevent similar tragedies in the future. While analysts with any understanding of history and logic recognize that…

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Hardly an Evolution…

  by Steven Johnson I’m sure you saw the flood of Facebook statuses on May 9, 2012. President Barack Obama spoke out in support of same-sex marriage in an interview on ABC News. For advocates of liberty all across the political spectrum― from the most radically liberal to the most staunchly libertarian― hearing the president…

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Britannia: A Cautionary Tale

How Britain Sacrificed its Freedom for Security Although we Americans sometimes like to think of our nation as the fount of freedom and democracy, formed at a time when most of the world lived in tyranny, the United Kingdom is in many ways the birthplace of the modern democratic state.  Great Britain was the home…

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Don’t UC Our Side of the Argument?

On Thursday October 6, 2011, UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Political Science Association (UPSA) held a one and a half hour panel discussion on Affirmative Action and SB 185. The panel speakers were: Shawn Lewis (Berkeley College Republicans-BCR), Andre Louis (Students for Liberty-SFL), Marco Amaral (La Raza), Glynn Custred (co-author of Proposition 209), Ronald Cruz (attorney for…