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Trump caps off four years of democratic backsliding by encouraging insurrection

Supporters of President Trump breached the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday and wrecked havoc, disrupting Congress's  certification of Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. Five people died in the violent insurrection, including a Capitol police officer.
January 7, 2021

Words cannot adequately capture how we feel about the recent riot at the U.S. Capitol, though it is our duty to try. A terrible tragedy occurred on Wednesday at the Capitol building, where thousands...

Kamala Harris, For The People

Kamala Harris made history when she was selected as Joe Biden's running mate.
The U.S. Senator from the Bay Area is the first woman of color part of a major political party presidential ticket
September 28, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made history on Aug. 11 when he announced Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate against President Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Harris is...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg goes down in history

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. She died on Sept.18 at age 87.
Loss of liberal icon could bring major shift in high court's balance
September 22, 2020

Millions of American hearts sank last Friday upon hearing the news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had lost her two decade long battle with various cancers.  Ginsburg died of complications...

Federal stimulus bill does not cover undocumented immigrants or young adults

California Governor Newsom has announced a $125 million relief fund to financially aid undocumented immigrants struggling amidst the coronavirus. Photo courtesy NBC News.
The CARES Act only qualifies for financially unstable families with family members 16 and under. Families get no compensation for young adults ages 17-18.
May 19, 2020

The CARES Act, a bipartisan $2 trillion stimulus package, offered financial assistance for struggling Americans during the current coronavirus pandemic. The CARES Act includes multiple forms of economic...

Earth is warming at an alarming rate

Earth is warming at an alarming rate
March 26, 2019

Everyone longs to live in a utopia, but the upsetting reality of the earth is overwhelming as it rapidly drifts away from the perfect world people envision in their minds.  Earth’s climate is...

The fight for environmental policy

The fight for environmental policy
March 26, 2019

The talk of global warming has raised political controversy throughout society for several decades.  By definition, global warming is the gradual increase in temperature of the earth’s atmosphere...

Potential 2020 presidential candidates emerge

Potential 2020 presidential candidates emerge
March 26, 2019

Our nation’s presidential election will be coming up fast, and this race is shaping up to be quite the stunner...or not. The current field is shaping up to be largely Democratic, a move that could...

Becoming part of the political process

November 4, 2010

By Ysabella Pena Even though many Cal students cannot vote in today’s election, they are making their voices heard by participating in various campaigns and trying to make an impact on the future...

When political animals attack

November 4, 2010

By John Sexton, News Lite Editor What is the world coming to? Witches are running for Congress. Pundits are holding rallies. And Fox News has no idea who signs their paychecks. I’ve found...

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