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Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 1
Filed under Politics

What happened? On Tuesday President Donald Trump spoke to a joint congress session in Washington, D.C. The White House also banned several media outlets from a briefing on Friday.   Speech For the first time since taking office more than a month ago, Trump delivered a speech that seemed to try and unify the country. He...

Will “Putin-gate” derail progressive resistance?

Will “Putin-gate” derail progressive resistance?

Craig Collins Ph.D.,
CSUEB Lecturer
February 22
Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

Craig Collins, Ph.D. teaches political science and environmental law at California State University East Bay and was a founding member of the Green Party of California. If events in Washington (and Moscow) continue to unfold as they have over the last few months, it appears that the groundsw...

‘America First’ will leave us last

‘America First’ will leave us last

Daisy Ortiz,
Contributor
February 8
Filed under Opinion, Politics

I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Madrid, Spain for the 2015-2016 school year. Spain has experienced an economic recession since 2007 and yet I saw the people of Madrid — Madrilenos — going about their everyday lives with vigor: they still indulged in “tapas,” took their afternoon “...

Republicans shift focus from White House to Congress

Republicans shift focus from White House to Congress

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 31
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. ...

Republicans are wrong about Obama

Republicans are wrong about Obama

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 24
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...

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