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State must extend health care to undocumented immigrants


Lately, there’s been a wave of change sweeping through California, granting increased privileges and rights to undocumented immigrants. In September 2013, the state assembly voted 55-19 to allow the state’s undocumented immigrants the right to receive drivers’ licenses. In October 2013, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law allowing them to obtain law licenses. A bill […]

‘Best-looking’ remarks opposite of sexist


As a figure upheld for his tolerance and politically correct take on the world, President Barack Obama has taken an incredible amount of heat from critics for a comment he made last Thursday at a fundraising lunch in Atherton, Calif., at the Democratic National Committee. While praising California Attorney General Kamala Harris as “brilliant,” “dedicated” […]

Letter to the editor


Students for Israel On the right to national security Two weeks ago, during his visit to Israel, President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that “[his] first task is to keep the people of Israel safe.” Israel is the most important ally of the U.S. in the Middle East and it is the […]

Sequestration may be necessary


After months of doomsday predictions regarding the imminent enactment of across-the-board spending cuts, the sequester is finally set to go into effect this Friday. The emergency cuts, which were part of a deal struck between Congress and President Barack Obama in 2011 to extend the United States’ borrowing authority and cut the budget deficit, will […]

Is military withdrawal from Afghanistan the right choice?


Removing more than half of America’s troops from Afghanistan will allow the government to focus on other matters. Tuesday night, in his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced the withdrawal of 34,000 American troops from Afghanistan. Though the decision comes with concerns, drawing down the number of American troops in Afghanistan is […]

Safety of football players looms large


The question seems to make its way through the media airwaves every few weeks. It’s short and to the point, often posed to those in the public eye: Would you let your child play football? “I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you — if I had a son, I’d have to […]