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The ‘American Dream’ is for everyone

October 25, 2011

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As soon as an economic crisis hits, they are always some of the first to get laid off. Janitors all over San Diego are facing tremendous challenges with many positions eliminated and hours reduced. Because many of them are undocumented, they are forced to work long hours and they cannot protest due to fear of deportation. Large retailers, hospitals, banks, malls, grocery...

Perspective: Poor military policy finally repealed after thousands unfairly discharged

Perspective: Poor military policy finally repealed after thousands unfairly discharged

October 11, 2011

What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions military service members? Is it courage? Bravery? Patriotism? In many instances...

Pro: Good riddance to a bad policy

October 11, 2011

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Sept. 20 marked the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,”  the policy that for 18 years kept gay and lesbian military personnel from disclosing their sexual orientation. Many argue that the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy should be reinstated and some Republican presidential candidates promise reinstatement of the policy  as part of their campaign. The argument...

Con: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ gave protection

October 11, 2011

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As of Sept. 20 gays have lost their privacy in the military. The repeal of the long standing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for homosexuals in our military might look positive for the gay rights movement, however this policy was a shield to protect the gays in the military. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was a policy adapted in 1993. The policy prohibited the harassment...

SOCIAL MEDIUM: NAFTA has failed Mexican workers

Sandra Galindo and Sandra Galindo

May 9, 2011

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On January 1, 1994, Mexico, Canada and the United States signed the North American Free Trade Agreement. The stated goal was to eliminate barriers of trade and investment and promote the conditions for fair competition between the countries. In my opinion, that day also represents the biggest act of betrayal by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional and then-President...

PRO: Start searching for alternatives

Brandon Porras and Brandon Porras

May 9, 2011

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The price of oil in the United States has reached an outrageous high. With oil reserves worth billions or trillions of barrels in America, shouldn't the government make that oil accessible to the public? Wouldn't this send a sense of relief throughout our communities? We, as a nation, thrive on pushing forward. With time, we will find an efficient energy source that is...

CON: Excessive driving wastes resources

Scott McLean and Scott McLean

May 9, 2011

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Does the U.S.A. need to produce more oil to help ease the demand? Driving, like most luxuries in the USA, is thought by most to be an American rite of passage. You turn 16 and get your license. You then to drive to the beach, school and just about everywhere else. Most people even drive to stores or friends' houses that are within hundreds of feet of their residences. This...

BEYOND BELIEF: Doomsday just around the corner

Gabriel Spatuzzi and Gabriel Spatuzzi

May 9, 2011

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In the book of Matthew, Jesus said, "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." Despite this statement from the son of God that no man can know when the end is coming, doomsayers the world over have made precise predictions about Christ's return for centuries. It is now May 2011, and according to radio preacher Harold Camping,...

Pondering bin Laden

City Times Editorial Board and City Times Editorial Board

May 9, 2011

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In this editorial, three City Times editors share their personal reactions to the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Shane Finneran, Managing Editor "Just a few years ago, the Pentagon was caught lying about what happened to U.S. soldier Jessica Lynch in Iraq. Then came the Pat Tillman saga. At first, the military said he was killed by the enemy. Later, they admitted it was...

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