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Vote no on Proposition 1

Vote no on Proposition 1

Let’s face it, if we know anything about climate, we should know droughts do not just last three years. Scientist are predicting a long term 20-year drought in California. We all know who Jerry Brown is, right? But the majority of the population does not know who Pat Brown is. He is the original Brown […]

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You should be voting during the midterm elections

You should be voting during the midterm elections

Turnout for next week’s election won’t do well. There are just too many factors working against a high turnout and there isn’t much of a mobilization effort to get college voters out to the polls. Historically, midterm elections have never produced the same levels of participation as presidential ones. Factors like Election Day being held […]

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Yes on Prop 2

Yes on Prop 2

Only a few years ago the state was in a $26 billion deficit. Public schools made arduous cuts to their programs and voters approved new temporary taxes to help manage the state’s budget. Now, in the first time since 2007, the state has ended its fiscal year with a surplus and projects that are upcoming […]

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No on Prop 46

No on Prop 46

  Let’s put it this way, no one wants a professional healthcare worker to be drunk or high off drugs while on their shift. Also, in today’s society financial compensation for wrongdoings is commonplace, because money can somehow fix everything. Proposition 46 aims to address the problems of medical malpractice by doing three things, first […]

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Yes on Prop 45

  How many times have you been financially jeopardized or nearsighted by that fine print on your policy, notifying you of a substantial insurance rate increase? I’m almost positive that we have all faced a situation in the recent years of Insurance peaks, without being fully aware of the change beforehand. Like me, a 26 […]

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Yes on Prop 1

Yes on Prop 1

The Uruguayan journalist and critic, Eduardo Galeano, wrote in his recent book “Children of the Days” that from “water life bloomed. Rivers of water are the blood that nourishes the earth, and of water too are the cells that do our thinking, the tears that do our crying, and the recollections that form our memory.” […]

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Yes on Prop 47

Yes on Prop 47

“Let the criminals out of jail,” would be the end of any conversation. That is until Proposition 47 was introduced. With the elections quickly approaching, it can be difficult to understand the meaning behind the propositions. However, in this case I recommend voting yes for Proposition 47. Proposition 47 is a prison initiative that would […]

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Choosing a side in the Harris/Greenwald feud

Choosing a side in the Harris/Greenwald feud

  This conflict began long before the showdown with Ben Affleck on “Real Time With Bill Maher.” In the weeks since it re-erupted, the digital feud between neuroscientist and secular humanist  Sam Harris, and investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, has brought critics, neutral observers and journalists into another ideological crossroad. After Harris and atheist comedian and […]

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The rise of the white, male celebrity activist

The rise of the white, male celebrity activist

Race and gender do not play a factor in what gets recognition in the media, said no one ever. If you are a white male, chances are what you have to say won’t go unheard. No matter your celebrity platform, if you do not have the proper color or proper sex organ, people aren’t going […]

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Racist representations in the media needs to change

Racist representations in the media needs to change

Black and white, two hues usually set to depict opposites. From films to one’s own reality, these shades alone hold the power of how we view each other in society. In many films and TV shows, black people are primarily depicted as the drug dealers, the thugs or the hardcore convicts. In the meantime, white […]

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Supreme court indecision fails to put a hot topic to rest

Supreme court indecision fails to put a hot topic to rest

Thanks to the Supreme Court, same-sex couples in much of the United States still won’t be able to get married. On Monday, the court decided not to hear cases involving same-sex marriage for five states: Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin, according to the New York Times. The ban on gay marriage had already been […]

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Questioning the ethics of checkbook journalism

Questioning the ethics of checkbook journalism

Last month celebrity news website TMZ released a video showing Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice knocking out his then fiancée and current wife Janay Palmer in the elevator of an Atlantic City hotel. The video sparked a huge discussion on domestic violence and as soon as TMZ released the video, Rice was suspended […]

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