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California and the Battle for Public Higher Education

(16) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 11:18 AM

I am a proud alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley.

I graduated this past May after receiving a world-class education at a reasonable price. I took classes with exceptional professors and got to know students from all races, socio-economic backgrounds, and places of origin. Today, my fellow graduates are...

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The Millennial Surge: How Young Voters Are Changing the Electoral Landscape

(1) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 1:16 PM

The American electorate is changing.

You might have heard this change reflected in the words of President Clinton, Jeb Bush, and Julian Castro at their respective national conventions. Slipped in between the convention rhetoric about the American Dream and the economy, a new list of priorities emerged for both...

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When Compromise Goes Awry

(2) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 1:03 PM

As the Great Recession trundles on, years after its official end, we've all come to know the many faces of its victims.

We've seen middle-class homeowners face foreclosure. We've heard about retirees wiped out by the inscrutable financial practices of Wall Street. And we've witnessed the growing masses of...

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Benign Illegality

(3) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 7:49 PM

When I was 11, I discovered Napster. I vividly remember scrolling through thousands of music files by artists such as OutKast, the Rolling Stones, and Gorillaz. As a child, CDs were a luxury, but online I could listen to these groups for free and at my leisure.

And then...

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Millennials in the Balance

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 10:55 AM

It's March, and that means the job search for college students is in full swing.

Recently, I went to an information session put on by a consulting firm. I wore a light gray suit, shaved and combed my hair. I was ready to shake hands, listen to a speech about...

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