Category Archives: Articles for Volume 3, Issue 3, Spring 2010

Volume 3, Issue 3, Spring 2010

The Breakdown of the Family: Why It is a Problem and What We Can Do to Stop It

By Gregory Hirshman Although rarely mentioned in the media, the collapse of the traditional family may be the most serious domestic problem now facing the United States.  While health care, crime, poverty, and education pose critical challenges, each could be … Continue reading

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In Defense of Pot: Why We Should Make Marijuana Legal

By Dakin Sloss Advocates of marijuana legalization have collected approximately 700,000 signatures for a petition to include an initiative about pot on November’s ballot. This could bring the measure to voters in the upcoming election. It is highly likely that … Continue reading

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The Jobs Bill: A Step in the Right Direction, or More of the Same?

By Michael Hughes With all of the talk over health care reform, it is easy to overlook the many other pieces of legislation currently before Congress.  One such piece of legislation, the jobs bill, formally known as the 2010 Jobs … Continue reading

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The Struggles of the UC System

By Evan Storms My factional bias against its flagship school aside, the fact stands that this has not been a good year for the University of California system.  The decision last November by the Board of Regents to raise student … Continue reading

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The Mexican Drug Wars Intensify

By Samir Junnarkar Since President Felipe Calderon of Mexico began his crackdown on the drug cartels in 2006, about 18,000 people are believed to have died. Over 50,000 troops and federal police have been deployed, and over 45,000 people have … Continue reading

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Google vs. China

By Jacquelyn Wong With the decision to start censoring Google’s reorganized Chinese search service in late March, China took the initial step in disentangling the Google/China clash by switching from local censors to sending searches from within China to Hong … Continue reading

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Sleep Debt & Sleep Disorders

By Hallie Ivester Millions of people suffer and die from treatable sleep related illnesses, eighty-seven percent of all sleep related car crashes are fatal, and half of all adults don’t get enough sleep according to the Stanford Sleep Book. As … Continue reading

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