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Activism or ‘slacktivism?

Activism or ‘slacktivism?

December 19, 2016

If you've seen anybody wearing a safety pin recently, it means that they're supporting race and sexual minorities in America who have been victims of hate... Read more »

California’s progressive lean

Thomas Chesy

December 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The anger Californians feel after President-elect Donald Trump’s stunning victory is understandable; the people of the state have voted Hillary Clinton for president three times now across two primaries and a general election. It’s no wonder they’re protesting. But these protesters, as well as all Californians, should be sure not to forget about the extraordinarily progressive... Read more »

Reliving a nightmare, one police report at a time

Reliving a nightmare, one police report at a time

December 10, 2016

It's a day I'll never forget. I relive it every time I hear of a case of police brutality or the shooting of an unarmed citizen. It was Aug. 18, 2001.... Read more »

Taxes to rise for low-income students

James Call

December 9, 2016

Filed under Opinion

President-elect Donald Trump's tax plan unveiled in November keeps a campaign promise to lower income taxes across the board ... almost. The upper 1 percent would receive a whopping 47 percent of the tax break. Those in the lowest income tax bracket, earning under $19,625 per year, would face a 20 percent increase in taxes. In addition, according to the Tax Policy Center... Read more »

This is no time for hatred and anger

Gabe Rivera

November 18, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In the aftermath of the historic presidential election of 2016, one has to think that there is definitely something wrong with the core of American society today. On Nov. 8, the United States elected Donald J. Trump to be the leader of the free world. The same Trump that has been shoveling his toxic rhetoric of racism, sexism, and ethnocentrism to the American public for... Read more »

Slammed again by the Electoral College

James Call

November 9, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The Electoral College is an anachronism that has never worked the way the Founders intended. And it caused unintended problems almost immediately. A tie in the Electoral College between Thomas Jefferson and his intended vice president, Aaron Burr, in the election of 1800, threw the contest into the House of Representatives. Jefferson narrowly made the presidency after 36 tie... Read more »

Why I would rather vote for Trump

Melissa De Pineres

November 7, 2016

Filed under Opinion

When I speak about supporting Donald J. Trump, people look at me as if I were worshiping a devil. As unconventional as it sounds, I am not a Republican. I am a Latina with a Women Studies degree. So why am I considering such a vote? I should point out also that I voted for Barack Obama in the last presidential election and I have always been independent, with ... Read more »

A de facto Progressive Party

James Call

November 4, 2016

Filed under Opinion

There is a de facto Progressive Party. And its de facto leader is Bernie Sanders. It didn’t exist a year ago. Sanders created it out of whole cloth in the summer of 2015. A year ago the idea that a socialist party was viable was preposterous. No one thought such a thing possible. Sanders himself probably had no idea that a socialist party would have any chance of being ... Read more »

State propositions and county measures for the progressive voter

James Call

October 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Recommendations for the progressive voter. Props and measures not listed have no particular recommendation.State Propositions: Prop 51 — YES A bond issue to raise $9 billion for school infrastructure; $7 billion for K-12, and $2 billion for community colleges. Prop 52 — YES Retains a current fee on hospitals to fund Medi-Cal services. The net benefit in fiscal y... Read more »

CON: Measure C is a bad deal for city

James Call

October 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I curse Petco Park every time I try to go to the Central Library on a game day. And I go once or twice a week. I curse a lot. Library parking is normally free for two hours with library validation. On Padres game day, there is no validation and parking fees are $30 or more — if the garage is not full. Whatever street parking that is available is taken by sports fans... Read more »

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