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Hope for California’s future in 2010

Christine Chen

November 16, 2009

Meg Whitman is the best candidate for governor in California. Whitman believes in better education, cutting spending by reducing the number of government workers, no more tax raises and promises to cut taxes for small business owners so they can expand. Whitman is smart (having graduated from Princeton ...

Legalizing marijuana can reduce crime, increase revenue for state

Madeline Wolff 

November 9, 2009

Marijuana legalization is an issue that has been present in California politics for years. Just now, however, it is coming to a head, as the possibility of its full legalization looms before us in 2010. Until recently, those politicians who outwardly supported marijuana legalization have been ignored or even discounte...

Obama’s control is a slippery slope

Pam Tapper

November 3, 2009

In an unprecedented move, it was announced recently that the Obama administration would cut the salaries of 25 top executives of the seven largest banking firms in the country. For a presidential administration to propose wage control on a major company is a slippery slope toward government control. It...

Snowe is the hope for the party of no

Pam Tapper

October 20, 2009

Senator Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, was the only Republican to vote for the Senate Finance Committee’s bill on health care. Could she be the hope for bipartisanship, and for the party of no? With its constant obstructionist votes, the Republican Party has become known as the party of no, rejecting eve...

Leaders and liberties


October 19, 2009

Dear Bullfighters, American society is a mass of adult babies who want the future to spoon-feed them, coddle them, rock them to sleep, and pay their bills. It is time to wake up, children, take out the pacifier, climb out of the crib, rip off the diaper, fling its fecal contents right into the unblinking...

Obama rightfully wins the Nobel Peace Prize. After the dust cloud of condemnation and confusion settles, one realizes this was the right decision

William Herbe

October 12, 2009

On Friday morning the news was announced that President Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize. I felt no anger, excitement or pride. Well, at least not at first. I found myself in a complete state of confusion. The fact that Obama won this amazing international honor was a shock. The condemning and que...

Israel has no partner for peace

Cayley Lazarus

October 12, 2009

Israel has no partner for peace because the Palestinian leadership hasn’t prepared their people for peace.  Palestinian society has limited access to ideas and information outside of their society, as they are a totalitarian government that limits free speech and expression.  The vast majority of...

The difference between Afghanistan and Vietnam

Pam Tapper

October 8, 2009

Many have speculated that Afghanistan could become this generation’s Vietnam, but it appears the outcome of the  war in Afghanistan will be much different than the Vietnam War. There are many similarities with Afghanistan and Vietnam, but there are many differences too. Our war with Afghanistan st...

Letters to the editor: Oct. 6, 2009


October 5, 2009

Where does one begin? How many of these anti-Israel rants does the Sundial intend to print year after year after year,  while your ‘Fact-Checker’ rots away like the crypt-master in Manzanita Hall.  Will anyone awaken the ‘Fact-Checker’ from his nightmarish slumber?  Why must your accident...

Staff Editorial: Me comes before mobile

Ashley Gordon

October 1, 2009

The advent of wireless Internet connection has been both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it’s allowed people the ability to work more efficiently and remain consistently accessible. On the other, it’s allowed people the ability to work too efficiently and remain consistently too accessible....

President Obama needs to get his priorities straight

William Herbe

October 1, 2009

President Obama is a making a mockery of America’s priorities with his visit to Copenhagen, Denmark today. His visit is for one reason and one reason only, to bring the Olympics to Chicago in 2016. The Olympics are one of the most anticipated and celebrated cultural events in the history of the wor...

Mock brands modify fashion. Multimillion-dollar fashion industry competes with new rivals of the age.

Olga Govdyak

October 1, 2009

The consumer market overrules the fashion industry, leading designers to make their garments based on their demands. Although hundreds upon thousands of dollars are invested into fashion week annually, new couture and fashion trends are not selling to the mass buyers. As the recession deepens and ...

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