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America should stop meddling in Venezuela’s affairs

America should stop meddling in Venezuela’s affairs

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is anti-democratic and the protesters are facists. Those are the words being thrown around by both sides in the hazy situation that is happening in Venezuela. To put the situation into context, there are massive protests happening around Venezuela that were, until recently, led by opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who had recently […]

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Obamacare is not true universal health care while under corporate control

Obamacare is not true universal health care while under corporate control

It’s great that millions of Americans will now have health care with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (popularly known as Obamacare). People with pre-existing health conditions do not need to be afraid of health insurance providers denying them coverage. However, millions will still remain uncovered and private healthcare corporations will […]

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CSUs need ethnic studies program

CSUs need ethnic studies program

Take up your picket signs, raise your fists and get your voices out, brothers and sisters; ethnic studies is yet again under attack and it is our responsibility to save it. According to an LA Times article, various CSU campuses are looking to trim costs and ethnic studies programs are bearing the brunt of the […]

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American amnesia may lead to war with Syria

American amnesia may lead to war with Syria

President Obama just recently announced that he is seeking congressional approval for a military strike against Syria. This time though really guys, he said, it’s gonna be different. Like, seriously. More or less, that’s what the president said, with witty paraphrasing done by the author of this article. Obama and his supporters, including Secretary of […]

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Obama is not a sign that racism is gone

Obama is not a sign that racism is gone

In commemorating the 50th anniversary March on Washington on Aug. 28, the role that race plays in the U.S. has come back into the spotlight. But, really, it never left. Many might like to think that racism is nearly obsolete. After all, we do have our first ever African-American president. But contrary to what we […]

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Obama proposes a raise for higher education funding

Obama proposes a raise for higher education funding

In his education budget for fiscal year (FY) 2014-15, President Obama has requested almost $155 billion in federal student aid assistance, which includes certain higher education programs, a modest increase in the maximum Pell Grant award, campus-based aid and changes to loan interest rates and tax benefits. If Obama’s proposed budget is approved by Congress, […]

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Obama addresses educational improvements and jobs in State of Union speech

A “College Scorecard” where parents and students can compare schools as well as reforms to the Higher Education Act were some of the changes discussed during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, Tuesday. The reform of the Higher Education Act would include altering factors that determine which colleges receive certain types of federal […]

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State of the Union 2013 – Storify

Barrack Obama delivers his annual State of the Union Address. His speech highlighted plans for several reforms in education, raising minimum wage, equal pay for women, immigration reform, foreign policy and gun control reform. Congress voiced their reactions, in support and in opposition on social media through twitter.

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Column: Obama and Romney battle to split decision after three rounds of debate

Column: Obama and Romney battle to split decision after three rounds of debate

President Barack “The Commander” Obama successfully defended his title against former Gov. Mitt Romney with an electoral count of 303-206 as of midnight Tuesday. The three-round championship bout between the two political heavyweights didn’t take as long as many expected despite the ever-important title of president of the United States on the line. Victories in […]

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Politicize Your Mind: Big Bird is ruining Obama’s campaign

Politicize Your Mind: Big Bird is ruining Obama’s campaign

President Obama is doing quite a few things wrong in this campaign. The sad corner he’s painted himself into looks that much worse when contrasted with comments from his 2008 DNC acceptance speech. “If you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters,” said Obama. “If you don’t have a […]

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Obama and Romney face off in first presidential debate

President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had a spirited debate Wednesday. The debate, sponsored by the Commission of Presidential Debates, took place at the University of Denver in Colorado. Moderator Jim Lehrer, anchor of PBS’ “NewsHour” tried to follow a format of 15 minute segments, but both candidates ran over their allotted time. […]

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Rick Santorum thinks the president should lead according to the bible

Joe Tomaszewski Daily Sundial                                   A literal interpretation of the Bible says adulterers should be stoned to death (Deuteronomy 22:22-24), and you must be put to death if you touch Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:13).  And for all of you […]

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