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The New York Times, May 31, 2018
Trump Against the Liberal Tide
Immigration in essence is an issue that hinges on race. White conservatives vote on race. As Michael Tesler, a political scientist at the University of California at Irvine, put it in The Washington Post in November 2016: “Racial attitudes became strongly connected to whether whites identified as Democratic or Republican during Barack Obama’s presidency. That, by itself, meant that racial attitudes would matter a great deal in 2016 — even above the powerful impact of partisanship itself.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

USA Today, May 31, 2018
Trump pardons Dinesh D’Souza — and might do the same for Rod Blagojevich and Martha Stewart
Rick Hasen, a University of California, Irvine law professor who specializes in election law, said the pardon sends “yet another signal to Michael Cohen and others about the possibility of a Trump pardon — and this one, like potentially Cohen’s case — involves campaign finance violations.”

Vox.com, May 31, 2018
Facebook, Amazon, and hundreds of companies post targeted job ads that screen out older workers
One 2017 study from economists at Tulane University and the University of California Irvine found that job applicants near retirement age, especially women, were far less likely to hear back from recruiters than younger workers. The study compared response rates to more than 40,000 fake résumés sent in applications to 135 jobs.

Bustle, May 31, 2018
7 Creepy Old-Wives Tales About Your Health That Actually Have Some Truth To Them
According to UC Irvine Health, “If you have high blood pressure or have been diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm (a weakened blood vessel in the brain that could rupture under pressure), forceful coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose could cause a stroke. This is because such actions may suddenly increase the pressure inside of your brain.”

Orange Coast Magazine, May 31, 2018
Don’t Miss Events this June: “The Color Purple,” Laguna Art-A-Fair, and more
UCI Symphony Orchestra | June 8. One of the premier performance groups at the UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts, this orchestra composed of students, faculty, and community members has been playing classical music since its founding in 1970. In this concert, maestro Stephen Tucker will lead the group in an exploration of music from around the world. He’ll also host a pre-concert conversation for ticketholders. Irvine Barclay Theatre.

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