Author Archives: The California Review


Being a Conservative on Associated Students

by Marco Vasquez In the past few months, Associated Students has seen major events like proposed constitutional changes, the transportation crisis, numerous resolutions, and financial issues. The two events that stand out the most are the divestment from the prison industrial complex and the issue of pulling out of mandated reserves. I had a unique […]

Transportation Referendum is Acceptable, in the Short Term

by Joshua Marxen When the issue of UCSD’s Transportation Services’ budget flared up at the end of last year, the California Review analyzed the issue and determined that the source of the problem was that the people riding the shuttles weren’t the ones paying for it. Instead, people driving to and from campus, paying for […]

Partisan Journalism Downplays Benghazi Mismanagement

by Aspen Coons At this point, we’ve all heard about the crisis in Benghazi and the scandal that ensued, but in case you need to refresh your memory, here’s the quick and dirty version. On September 11th, 2012 the U.S. consulate in Libya was attacked and four Americans were killed. On September 16th, Susan Rice […]

Foreign Investment is Not “Neo-Colonialism”

by George Hess An enduring notion held by anti-capitalists is that multinational investment in developing countries is an inherently malicious process that is injurious to the recipient parties involved. For example, they would infer that this investment is an expression of neo-colonial dominance and control. Even operating voluntarily and without inherent coercion, it is seen […]

Science and the Masses: Bridging the Gap

by Kelsey Doiron Recently, the show Cosmos, originally created and hosted by science communicator Carl Sagan, has made a comeback. Although Carl Sagan is no longer alive, his legacy lives on through the program, now hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson. Admittedly, while the scope of this show does not compare to a college education in […]

Debate Misses Larger Ideological Issues

by Joshua Marxen Read the Republican perspective On Tuesday, April 29th, the College Democrats and the College Republicans met to debate before an audience of their peers about their partys’ policy positions. Specifically, they debated on three topics – existing and proposed voter ID laws; the role of public and private sector unions, and whether […]

College Republicans Clearly Victorious in Political Debate

by Cassie Silebi Read the libertarian perspective While politics may not always seem to be at the forefront of college students’ minds, the Dolores Huerta room was packed for the Spring Quarter debate between the college Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday, April 29th. Topics brought to the floor included voter identification laws and workers unions. […]

Defying the Incumbency Advantage: An Electoral Analysis of California’s 52nd

By Alexander George Lee California’s 52nd congressional race has been labeled one of the top 10 races to watch by Politico. And this is for a good reason as the race in the 52nd goes against conventional political wisdom. Former city Councilmen Carl DeMaio defies the theory of incumbency advantage as well as negates the […]

Fiscal Conservatism Is Not Fascism

by A.S. Campuswide Senator Austin Peters and Revelle College Senator Marco Vasquez At April 16th‘s Associated Students meeting, a coalition was formed to block the attempt to pull $60,000 out of Associated Student’s Mandated Reserves to fund student organization requests after the account had been depleted for the year. Both of us tried to keep […]

When Well-Intentioned Legislation Attacks

by John Ayers-Mann Rebuttal by Joshua Marxen Animal rights activists strive to ultimately create a world where animals can enjoy the freedom that their species would naturally have been born into if not for human existence. The latest manifestation of these activists has formed in California’s state assembly where Richard Bloom, a Democrat from Santa […]


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