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Berkeley Political Review

Wasteful Stadiums

The Manaus, Brazil World Cup stadium cost $300 million to build. Source: Brasil.gov   The 2014 FIFA World Cup hosted in Brazil has been the most…

Referendum is the New Revolt

Weeks of tension, anticipation, and indelible patience led to the ultimate “no”—or “No thanks”, as the Scottish campaign politely advocated—vote on Scottish independence from the…

Courting the Public

In democratic societies, the relationship between candidates and voters boils down to the more-than-familiar concept of courtship. Often, campaigns employ a myriad of strategies to…

Muted By Money

The Citizens United Supreme Court case has not only revolutionized campaign finance but has also solidified the immutable power of corporate companies. The Court ultimately decided…

Hasty Military Maneuvers

The global community continues to hear about the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine. At the NATO summit in Wales on September 5th, Prime Minister…

Cap-and-Trade in the Golden State

California’s cap-and-trade system is a policy that prevents the escalation of global warming and reduces health risks related to pollution by setting a limit on…

Let’s Talk About Sex

Yes, let’s talk about sex, because for collegiate young adults with raging hormones, we don’t talk about sex nearly enough—or not positively, at least. The…