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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...

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...

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