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This is a blog about the 2012 presidential election. Content is generated by students in Professor Heldman's Politics 101 class. She does not necessarily endorse the views expressed here.

What do 6 individuals: Robert Iger, Jeffrey Immelt, Phillippe Dauman, Jeffrey Bewkes, Les Moonves and Rupert Murdoch have in common besides the fact that they are all white men?

They control 90% of our media. In 1983, 90% of our media was controlled by 50 different companies, but over the last 30 years that number has decreased exponentially, so that the images and voices that saturate our every day … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Help Patricia Esparza, A Victim Betrayed by the U.S. “Justice” System

***Trigger Warning for Sexual Violence*** Paramount to upholding America’s political structure and integrity is our institution of justice, a system given the grand responsibility of meting out punishment, preserving the sanctity of law, and ensuring that people who commit crimes … Continue reading

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Carrots Are Teachers Too

By Rachel Taylor School gardens and farm-to-school programs are popping up around the country. Why you ask? Well, it turns out these projects actually have some awesome effects, particularly on kids. Here are a few reasons to fight for farm-to-school … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Black Friday a Day of Resistance: 3 Big Reasons to Protest

(Source: RT America) Every year, that glorious fourth Thursday of November brings families together at the dinner table to feast. As loved ones gather from far and wide, we wring our hands in anticipation of the great kickoff to the … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Suspect that the Echo Park Gang Injunction is Merely a Tool for Gentrification

An injunction is essentially a court-ordered set of laws restricting “gang affiliated” persons from engaging in specific activities within a designated “safety zone.” Most commonly, these restrictions include: limiting the minimum distance allowed between “gang affiliated” persons, and extended jail … Continue reading

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What is the Issue: 2-State Solution. by Ali Goldberg

When you think about violence in today’s world, most people think about the Middle East. Currently, there are negotiations under way between the Israeli and Palestinian government, mediated by United States Secretary of State, John Kerry (The Guardian). Below are … Continue reading

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Obamacare Rollout: Is it Fixed?

  Obamacare announced a remedy for the healthcare rollout; President Obama stated that his administration would allow health insurers to keep offering plans cancelled under the Affordable Healthcare Act for one year, fixing what he called a “fumbled rollout”   He … Continue reading

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