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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...

Bernie Sanders right fit for President

Bernie Sanders right fit for President

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor
April 14, 2016
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Selecting the presidential candidate who is right for you can be a difficult decision. A president’s background, ethnicity, religion and name recognition should not matter. A president must have solid policy on the most important issues to the American public such as healthcare for all and the incre...

U.S. report paints bleak picture of human rights

U.S. report paints bleak picture of human rights

Tracy Wilkinson,
Los Angeles Times
April 14, 2016
Filed under Metro, Politics

The Obama administration castigated China and Russia on Wednesday for their attempts to use legislation to criminalize basic expressions of free speech, religious practice and other civil liberties. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in releasing the State Department’s annual report on human rights in co...

Clinton, Cruz triumph in Iowa

Yousuf Fahimuddin,
Contributor
February 4, 2016
Filed under Politics

Media outlets touted Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio as they each emerged victorious from Iowa’s contest on Monday. According to results from the Los Angeles Times, Cruz came in first with a commanding 27.6 percent of the vote, Trump came in second with 24.3 percent and Marco Rubio came...

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