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Don’t blame Republicans for Donald Trump

Don’t blame Republicans for Donald Trump

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

When Donald Trump announced that he was running for president last June, I thought it was a joke. It wasn’t, and now here we are with a racist reality TV star as the presumptive Republican nominee. How did we let this happen? As a Democrat, it’s easy to blame the Republicans. After all, it was ...

Clinton’s big win in California: Why were the polls so wrong?

Clinton’s big win in California: Why were the polls so wrong?

Aaron Kinney,
East Bay Times

June 9, 2016


Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

A trio of polls showed a tight race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in California, but by early Wednesday morning it was clear Clinton, who claimed the Democratic nomination Tuesday night at a rally in New York, would roll to a resounding victory over the Vermont senator. The question, as daw...

Senatorial campaign unconventional

Senatorial campaign unconventional

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

June 1, 2016


Filed under Features, Politics

Classic rock plays in the background as Von and Drake Hougo discuss campaign strategy in the dining room and garage of their home in Santa Clarita, which doubles as a “campaign headquarters.”  The father-son duo works morning and night in between Drake’s school and track practice and Von’s ...

The dismantling of the Republican Party

The dismantling of the Republican Party

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor

May 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Americans have become disenfranchised by their respective parties and have begun to register as no party or Independent instead. The constituents for both parties are at their historically lowest points, according to a study by Gallup. Only 26 percent of the nation identifies as Republican this year, down f...

Presidential elections heat up

Presidential elections heat up

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

The presidential primaries are nearing a close, and while Donald Trump has all but secured the Republican nomination, the Democratic elect is yet to be determined. At the moment, it seems Hillary Clinton has a firm grasp on the nomination, but not if Bernie Sanders has anything to say about it. Sande...

The undemocratic, Democratic Party

The undemocratic, Democratic Party

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor

May 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

The Democratic Party is facing an internal crisis. Young voters are turning away from the Democratic Party in favor of independent-thinking Sen. Bernie Sanders. Voters between the ages of 18-29 voted in favor of Sanders 72 percent to Hillary Clinton’s 28 percent in the New York primary last month, acc...

Presidential race down to three

Presidential race down to three

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2016


Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

With just three candidates left in the presidential race, things are starting to heat up. After Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out of Republican contention for president last week, the country is left with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as potential successors for President of th...

Analysis: Now, nothing between Trump, and GOP title, and Clinton

Analysis: Now, nothing between Trump, and GOP title, and Clinton

David Lightman,
McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

May 4, 2016


Filed under Metro, Politics

Once unthinkable, Donald Trump now is the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president. That became a certainty Tuesday as he crushed rival Ted Cruz in Indiana, drove the Texas senator out of the race, and set the course to clinch the needed delegates in the next few weeks. The nomination o...

Bernie Sanders will not stop the ‘Bern’

Bernie Sanders will not stop the ‘Bern’

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2016


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Despite urges from Hillary Clinton for Bernie Sanders to concede the Democratic Party Presidential nomination over the weekend, the 74-year-old pledged to his supporters he would not take that path. Why would he? Sanders has won several states like Washington, Idaho and Alaska in March and even if Clinton sweeps the remaining prima...

Islamophobia is not the answer

Islamophobia is not the answer

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor

May 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump continues to assert his position to ban all Muslims from entering the country. His stance has aroused the violent vigor of many Americans, which has forced our Muslim citizens to live in a constant state of fear. “I’m not really worried about Donald...

Donald Trump in Burlingame this week

Donald Trump in Burlingame this week

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Metro, Politics

Republican presidential nominee frontrunner Donald Trump will make an appearance in the Bay Area as a speaker at the California Republican Party Convention on Friday. According to officials, Trump will kick off the convention with a keynote speech at the lunch banquet. Republican candidates Ohio Gov. John Kasich ...

Merrick Garland nominated by president for Supreme Court Justice

Merrick Garland nominated by president for Supreme Court Justice

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

In the wake of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Barack Obama nominated D.C. Circuit, Court of Appeals justice Merrick Garland on March 16, 2016, as the next member of the Supreme Court. However, the Republican Party has sworn to deny any nominee that President Obama endorse...

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