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Not anymore, Donald Trump

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Donald Trump has finally out-Trumped himself. In a leaked 2005 interview with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, Trump told Bush that he had tried to hit on and have sex with an unidentified married woman who denied him. He said that he “took her out shopping and moved on her like a bitch....

Meet Gary Johnson: Libertarian Party nominee

Meet Gary Johnson: Libertarian Party nominee

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer

September 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson will not win the election this year, but he will help determine who becomes the next president of the United States of America. Johnson is a third party politician running for president under the Libertarian Party. Johnson was an accomplished athle...

Republicans shift focus from White House to Congress

Republicans shift focus from White House to Congress

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer

August 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Donald Trump no doubt wishes he could have a re-do for the entire month of August. Towards the end of July, Trump had the lead over Hillary Clinton by up to 10 points in various polls, according to Real Clear Politics. One month later, Trump is about 10 points behind Clinton in the polls. ...

Hispanics are not all the same

Hispanics are not all the same

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor

August 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Mexican, Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Nicaraguan: They are all “Mexican” to Republican nominee Donald Trump. Trump has said that Mexicans are rapists, drug dealers and criminals, among other things. Yes, there might be a few that are, but most of us are not like that. Of the total arrest...

Republicans are wrong about Obama

Republicans are wrong about Obama

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer

August 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Republican rhetoric is like the piece of gum stuck to the bottom of your shoe: You just need to wait for it to dry, harden and fall off. Republicans have been at war with President Barack Obama since he was first elected in 2008, and have tried to find any flaw that they can in his successful ten...

Political choices are colorblind

Political choices are colorblind

Ira Lazo,
Contributor

August 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

My friend Mike is a Chinese American whose family moved here 14 years ago seeking the “American Dream.” I’ll never forget when Mike confessed to me that he was a Republican. I’m a liberal Asian, and my whole life have assumed that most Asians were liberal, so I was shocked. Our co...

Tim Kaine is the right choice

Tim Kaine is the right choice

Samuel Salisbury,
Contributor

August 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

When Hillary Clinton became the first female nominee for the President of the United States of America on July 26, many Democrats still said “Bernie or Bust,” clinging to Bernie Sanders, the more left-leaning candidate that they truly wanted. I was never in this camp. I was always firmly in ...

Vice presidential candidate a virtual unknown

Vice presidential candidate a virtual unknown

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer

August 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

In 1999, during NBC’s Meet the Press with Tim Russert, Donald Trump said he was “very pro-choice” and that “partial birth abortions were okay.” Trump appeared on the show to tell audiences why he decided to leave the Republican Party and speak of New York City values. Fast forward to 2011 wh...

Who broke the American election system?

Who broke the American election system?

Kathleen Stevens,
Contributor

August 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

We are rapidly approaching one of the most unique national elections in recent history. It has become a political circus instead of an election and to further aggravate the situation, neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton seems to have developed a clear plan of attack to solve our country’s many s...

On eve of Hillary Clinton’s nomination, a historic moment is overshadowed

On eve of Hillary Clinton’s nomination, a historic moment is overshadowed

Julia Prodis Sulek,
East Bay Times

July 27, 2016


Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

With all the high drama, name-calling and intraparty revolts defining this presidential campaign season, a long-awaited moment in American history is being largely overshadowed. When the Democratic National Convention takes over this iconic U.S. city this week, Hillary Clinton will take her place...

May the frauds be ever in your favor

May the frauds be ever in your favor

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

On Monday, Stephen Colbert, host of the The Late Show on CBS, donned an electric blue wig and matching eyebrows in the image of Caesar Flickerman, the vivacious talk show host from “The Hunger Games” movie and took the podium at the Republican National Convention. After he dubbed it the “2016...

Warren best fit for Clinton

Warren best fit for Clinton

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor

July 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Here we are in 2016, on the cusp of our first female president. Bernie Sanders publicly admitted last month in a C-SPAN interview that he will not receive the Democratic nomination and officially endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, so Clinton it is. Had Clinton gone up against a moderate republica...

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