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How I learned to quit worrying and love the Trump

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William Pond

September 24, 2015

Politics is fucked, man. This single sentence, more than anything else, has permeated the attitudes of the millennial generation. We have grown up in a world of political scandals, extremism and levels of political polarization so vast that approval ratings for Congress sit at 14%. There is a lack...

You had one job to do, government

You had one job to do, government

Calvin Ratana

October 6, 2013

Everybody, brace yourselves. The government of the United States of America has officially, as of Tuesday morning last week, shut down. Yup, the government in all of its infinite wisdom, failed to do the one thing they were hired and elected to do: keep the government running. Despite the various Facebook references between the government shutdown and the movie ...

Government shutdown is now a reality

Hansook Oh

September 30, 2013

The 113th Congress caused a “shutdown” of most federal government agencies today due to its failure to complete the standard yearly process of funding the government for the coming fiscal year (FY). The failure was caused by a disagreement between Senate Democrats and House Republicans over Republica...

Immigration bill could effect 11 million undocumented immigrants, if signed into law

Immigration bill could effect 11 million undocumented immigrants, if signed into law

Shira Moskowitz

September 1, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives will soon make a decision on the Senate approved immigration reform bill, possibly providing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Jesus Jevenal, co-chairman of the pro-immigration rights group ‘Dreams To Be Heard’ at CSUN for the past two years,...

Congress’ new student loan plan contingent on the market

Congress’ new student loan plan contingent on the market

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

August 27, 2013

Congress recently approved a plan that will amend the federal student loan interest rates from a fixed percentage to a rate that fluctuates with the market. The approved plan, the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013, took effect on July 1. This came after Congress failed to reach an agreement ...

State of the Union 2013 – Storify

Benjamin Andrews

February 12, 2013

[View the story "State of the Union 2013" on Storify]State of the Union 2013Barrack 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.S...

Student interest rates will double if congress doesn’t act

Carl Robinette

April 24, 2012

Student interest rates are scheduled to double July 1 for subsidized Stafford loans unless congress acts to halt the increase, according to statement issued by the White House press secretary.President Barack Obama is currently touring college campuses urging students to put pressure on congress to stop the in...

DREAM Act gets passed by House


December 9, 2010

The House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday night that would provide a conditional path to citizenship for as many as 500,000 children of undocumented immigrants. While the House approved the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act by a vote of 216-198, the fate of the...

The U.S. should pass a constitutional amendment outlawing the burning of holy texts in effigy

Xavier Scott

September 15, 2010

Arguing for the government: Xavier Scott Since the media’s new and irresponsible approach in distinguishing what is and isn’t important, there have been many stunts made by senseless people that have not only made national news but sparked political debates. The one to receive this honor most recently...

Excuse me Congress, the timing isn’t right

Alan Der Ohannessian

April 26, 2010

It was recently announced that the Congress passed a bill that will penalize China by imposing, tariff; taxes on their products. They’re being impulsive. The US is in no position to make such a demand considering the fact our manufacturing base is short-handed. The Chinese government keeps the...

Stop the politicking and recognize Armenian genocide

Taleen Khalafian

March 30, 2010

Taleen Khalafian Contributing reporter France has done it. Italy, Germany, and Switzerland have done it, too. About twenty countries (and forty-two U.S. states) have officially recognized the Armenian Genocide. Now, it’s time for the United States government to step up and do the same. Doing so w...

Listen to Idaho

Alan Der Ohannessian

March 29, 2010

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the government is finally doing something right. Recently, it’s reported that the state of Idaho would support a bill so its citizens pay their state tax in silver medallions. I believe that other states should pass similar legislation until the US Dollar...

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