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Green vote in a blue state

Green vote in a blue state
November 2, 2016

On Tuesday, voters will blacken the bubble that will determine what life in the U.S. will look like for the next four years: a dismal picture under Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and a downright horrifying...

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...

Warren best fit for Clinton

Warren best fit for Clinton
July 14, 2016

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...

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

Clinton’s big win in California: Why were the polls so wrong?
June 9, 2016

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...

Presidential elections heat up

Photos Courtesy of Propaula R. Lively and Gage Skidmore via Flickr
May 25, 2016

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...

The undemocratic, Democratic Party

The undemocratic, Democratic Party
May 11, 2016

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...

Presidential race down to three

Presidential race down to three
May 11, 2016

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...

Bernie Sanders will not stop the ‘Bern’

Bernie Sanders will not stop the ‘Bern’
May 4, 2016

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...

Islamophobia is not the answer

Islamophobia is not the answer
May 4, 2016

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...

Dear Colleagues and Students

Dear Colleagues and Students
May 4, 2016

On behalf of your CSU East Bay chapter of the California Faculty Association (CFA) and Students for Quality Education (SQE), I want to thank you for your support and love in the recent Faculty Fight for...

Merrick Garland nominated by president for Supreme Court Justice

Merrick Garland nominated by president for Supreme Court Justice
April 27, 2016

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...

Gender wage gap in U.S. makes women lose $500 billion every year

Gender wage gap in U.S. makes women lose $500 billion every year
April 27, 2016

A new Equal Pay Day study released this April has found that women across the United States are paid an average of 79 percent of what their male counterparts earn annually, doing the exact same work. The...

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