President Obama takes a targeted approach on gun rights.

The Semantics of Disarmament

The Semantics of Disarmament by Andrew Glidden In the wake of numerous mass shootings in 2012 – many of which involved rifles – gun control advocates have called for national attention to private gun ownership, with assault rifles squarely in their sights.  Or, they would be, if assault rifles weren’t already illegal.  Confused?  So are…

The Bake Sale: A Personal Story

The Bake Sale: A Personal Story On September 19, 2011 at 11:28pm I wrote three words that would change my life and the lives of several other people for several weeks to come, and perhaps even longer. No, it wasn’t “I love you.” The three words were, “Bake sale anyone?” The forum was an internal…

9/11: My Personal Story

Our school normally sent us home on buses. But on that day, the administration could not assume that we still had parents. We were kept waiting in the assembly room for hours while they contacted our parents, one at a time, asking them to pick us up. I remember 9/11 vividly. Most of my childhood…

The California Patriot’s Best of Berkeley 2010

1. Best Blockade of Sather Gate The Black Student Union’s “Blackout” in response to the UCSD “Compton Cookout” controversy. 2. Best Failed Initiative Professor Lakoff’s failed “anti-two-thirds” requirement “for democracy.” 3. Best Party on Campus Does this even need explanation? Are we not all compatriots? As always, the Berkeley College Republicans is the best party…

The Future of People’s Park

People’s Park is known for its history of radical political activism during the 1960s and 1970s, and has an important role in history as one of the central locations in the Free Speech Movement; however, the park today is not in any way something worth honoring. People’s Park today is little more than a dangerous,…