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2016 Election: Autism and the vote

2016 Election: Autism and the vote
December 7, 2016

My brother, Vito Angelo Lazo, is autistic and needs a routine in order to make sense of his day. He gets flustered easily when his schedule for the day is disrupted. Every Saturday, he and our...

Bay Area responds to election

November 28, 2016

Chaos broke loose in various cities across the nation the moment Donald J. Trump became President Elect of the Unites States, including the Bay Area. Like most Americans, I watched on Tuesday November...

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’
November 2, 2016

I feel like I am at a restaurant but all of the food is gone. All they have is salt, pepper and house salads. That is what the 2016 presidential election feels like to me. I don’t want either entrée,...

Proposition 58 deserves a yes vote

Proposition 58 deserves a yes vote
October 30, 2016

I am an Argentinian-American dual citizen, and like many first-generation Americans, my first language was Spanish. I learned English in the San Fran- cisco public school system, and speak Spanish...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor
October 19, 2016

There are a ton of candidates and ballot measures vying for our attention this election season. But one in particular Proposition 55 deserves a closer look, and a yes vote. While it may seem...

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Not anymore, Donald Trump
October 19, 2016

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...

Meet Gary Johnson: Libertarian Party nominee

Meet Gary Johnson: Libertarian Party nominee
September 28, 2016

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...

Republicans shift focus from White House to Congress

Republicans shift focus from White House to Congress
August 31, 2016

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...

Hispanics are not all the same

Hispanics are not all the same
August 24, 2016

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...

Political choices are colorblind

Political choices are colorblind
August 18, 2016

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...

Tim Kaine is the right choice

Tim Kaine is the right choice
August 17, 2016

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...

Vice presidential candidate a virtual unknown

Vice presidential candidate a virtual unknown
August 3, 2016

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...

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