Sunday, March 24

“˜Soft money’ question remains unsolved

The debate over acceptance of “soft money” in election campaigns will not be resolved as easily as many had hoped. In 2002, the McCain-Feingold Act was passed with the intent of cracking down on election contributions known as “soft money” ““ essentially open-ended donations to a particular candidate. Read more...



Gay marriage battle throws issue into “˜state of flux’

As the legal, religious and political battles rage over gay marriage, the issues become more prevalent, the people more passionate and the future more ambiguous. With the unanimous vote of the California Supreme Court to halt the City and County of San Francisco’s issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples last week, the legal implications of the case are just beginning. Read more...


The popular vote

With the come-from-behind victory of California Propositions 57 and 58, much attention has been focused on what is a likely reason for victory ““ Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his personal charisma. Read more...


Canada tries to interest students in culture

Correction Appended When many UCLA students are asked what they know about Canada, the answer is often silence or laughter. Perhaps a rare student will be reminded of cheap prescription drugs, or refer to it as the place where military draft-dodgers go. Read more...



Lecturer speaks on historical context of Jesus

In contrast to the recent focus on the death of Jesus of Nazareth as a result of Mel Gibson’s new movie, an associate professor of religion lectured Wednesday on understanding the context of the historical man and his life. Read more...



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