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Political Advertising Reaches Santa Barbara County

Political Advertising Reaches Santa Barbara County

Luca D'Agruma October 14, 2022

In the 2022 midterm elections, political advertising has already broken records. Even in California, a deeply-liberal state with few competitive races, political advertising spending has almost reached...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Spotlight

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Spotlight

Alexandra Siegel October 12, 2022

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Latinx, educator, and organizer serving the 14th district of New York in the Bronx and Queens. Ocasio-Cortez grew up experiencing the reality of New York’s...

The Future of the Court

The Future of the Court

Myles Hazen June 11, 2022

Justice Breyer, one of the most powerful men in the United States, recently announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, creating a battle for the nomination of the next justice.  The Supreme Court...

Finally Federal

Finally Federal

Alexandra Siegel March 8, 2022

Holidays are supposed to be celebratory and reflective, not controversial. Companies and schools question what holidays to celebrate, and with more holidays being added to the Federal Reserve observation...

The Perils of Redistricting

The Perils of Redistricting

Luca D'Agruma March 2, 2022

At the beginning of each decade, the slow moving levers of our democracy begin to chug steadily along.  The U.S. Census (a Goliath survey sent to every American household), concludes, and the Census...

Authoritarians Threaten Global Democracy

Authoritarians Threaten Global Democracy

Luca D'Agruma and Aden Meisel February 7, 2022

The 1990s were an era of democratization and liberalization, opening up the Soviet Bloc to western-style democracy and economies.  Globalization broadened the marketplace in the 2000s, as Asia entered...

Governor Gavin Newsom speaking with attendees at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California.

Newsom Defeats Recall

Luca D'Agruma, News Editor September 14, 2021

Santa Barbara: Governor Gavin Newsom defeated a tumultuous recall campaign Tuesday as all the major networks called the race for him, affirming that Democrats will maintain their dominance in the Golden...

Media’s Blurry Lines Blend Celebrities and Politicians

Media’s Blurry Lines Blend Celebrities and Politicians

Boning Zhang January 29, 2015

Celebrities have been involved in politics and campaigning for years, inter- twining the two worlds, but recently, the media has stuck its nose into the personal lives of our leaders. Politicians are...

Student Attends the Republican Convention

October 30, 2012

We caught up with freshman John Puzder shortly after he attended the Republican National Convention.   Q. What prompted you to go to the National Convention?  A. “My dad is a big supporter...

DIRTY POLITICIANS: an Evolving Social Epidemic?

DIRTY POLITICIANS: an Evolving Social Epidemic?

February 11, 2012

For years there has been a trend that has run so rampant through the political world in the United States that it has evolved into a social epidemic. When news breaks of a senator, governor, or presidential...

Digging Into Political Campaigns

December 2, 2011

“If you’re going to run for [office], you need to prepare to run for [office],” advised Mr. Don Sipple as he paused his collection of videos from past political campaign ads. Mr. Sipple spoke...

BY ZOE SERBIN

Confronting Judicial Red Tape

October 20, 2011

Southern California drivers are becoming victims of a flawed legal system. Senior Alex Louden was recently subject to the inconsistent court system in Beverly Hills. After running red light in Beverly...

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