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OPINION: Republicans prove inept in first test

OPINION: Republicans prove inept in first test

The month of March marked a seminal defeat for the Trump White House and congressional Republicans. The American Health Care Act, the long-awaited Republican answer to “Obamacare,” went down without a vote as House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the un popular bill. From the moment the “Obamacare” Af fordable Care Act passed both houses of Congress and was signed into law by then President […]

‘Lazy poor’ is a lazy argument

‘Lazy poor’ is a lazy argument

By NICK MEYERS It’s a go-to argument for the right wing. “Poor people are lazy,” “I don’t want my taxes going to drug addicts,” and “If you can’t afford a kid, don’t have one.” Before we get into the numbers, let’s take a look at how this argument falls apart from a psychological and economic […]

Should voters elect Sanders?

Should voters elect Sanders?

NO: He’s right, but too naïve By JERRY GILL Since I, too, have long been a democratic socialist, I agree with almost every plank in Sen. Bernie Sanders’ platform. He is right about our country’s needs. However, he is very naïve about being able to deliver on his promises. There are at least four reasons […]

Exercise your rights and your voice

Exercise your rights and your voice

By MOE IRISH ‘Merica is one of the few countries in the world that provides freedom to govern ourselves, yet modern Americans have grown to take this renowned privilege for granted. The right to vote is among the most neglected of these privileges. This plague of political dispassion has no preference for ethnicity or gender, […]

Immigration policy: Presidential candidates offering drastically different viewpoints

Immigration policy: Presidential candidates offering drastically different viewpoints

By BRYAN OROZCO The topic of immigration is most evident within the American cultural pool. When put against the backdrop of the current presidential campaign, it is clear that it is a useful topic for gaining political support and, in a broader sense, political power. Yet when it comes to immigration, the tone from the […]

Youth votes matter

Youth votes matter

By MELINA CASILLAS Voting is not meant just for an older American demographic. The youth vote of 18- to 29-year-olds is important as well. Young people must vote not only because it is our civic responsibility but also because our vote does influence elections. Presidential candidates across the board are seeking the youth vote. Donald […]

Washington had the right idea

Washington had the right idea

By D.R. WILLIAMS When our founding fathers were imagining the future of this soon-to-be great nation, do you think they imagined our military bases occupying land in more than 70 countries? Would the great isolationist George Washington find it acceptable to remove entire regimes from power because of hypothetical fears? Not a chance. He would […]

Ignorance is bliss

Ignorance is bliss

By AUDRIE FORD In 2014 Rasmussen Reports, a public polling company, found that 83 percent of possible voters thought Americans were not informed voters. However, I believe that voters in the United States can be trusted to make the right decisions as long as they have the right information. Palatable information should be the focus […]

Pima student speaks to GOP candidate

Pima student speaks to GOP candidate

by NATE KEZER A Pima Community College student spoke with Republican presidential candidate Brooks Cullison in Chicago about issues facing young people, particularly college students. John Dalton was part of a panel of six students from across the country that were brought together by the candidate. The group and the presidential hopeful discussed a range […]

Politicians must learn to govern

Politicians must learn to govern

By ANDREW PAXTON Politicians typically will do or say just about anything in order to get their way. But lately, it is what they are refusing to do that is upsetting so many people. Although no two politicians see eye to eye on every issue, it is their job to work together in order to […]

Stop demonizing 'opponents'

Stop demonizing ‘opponents’

By CHELO GRUBB   I am tired of people saying, “Don’t talk about politics or religion.” I understand where that comes from. People’s beliefs about politics and religion are more important to them than, say, what they believe is the best television show of all time. But, that’s just the problem: Shying away from these […]

Fight the corruption

Fight the corruption

By THOMAS JOHNSON   “Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown.” Remember that quote from “Chinatown”? The line signifies lingering defeat after the villain manages a clean getaway, due to his power and the systemic corruption that prevents anyone from stopping him. I think our nation has collectively adopted that position as political fact during the last […]

THINGS I DON’T GIVE A S&*! ABOUT: Here’s the truth: Voting doesn’t matter

THINGS I DON’T GIVE A S&*! ABOUT: Here’s the truth: Voting doesn’t matter

By MYLO ERICKSON I find it extremely hard to get jazzed about politics. I honestly couldn’t care less about what happens during an election. Granted, the election affects us, but I still have a hard time getting into it. I just don’t care. To me, politicians are nothing but a bunch of liars. They tell […]

Online Extra: Vice presidential candidate to be reality TV star

Online Extra: Vice presidential candidate to be reality TV star

By Debbie Hadley Sarah Palin is close to finalizing a deal to be paid $1 million an episode for a new reality miniseries to be aired by Discovery Communications, sources say. The show will focus on the former vice presidential candidate taking viewers on a scenic tour of Alaskan trout streams and showing bear traps […]