The Daily Aztec

Sustainability: Urban gardens sow community growth

by John Anderson

April 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Despite how it feels at the pump, gas remains significantly less expensive than my blood. Conflicts half a world away are closing the gap more than I’d like; prices are nearing record highs here in San Diego. As oil prices soar, the cost ...

Expand nuclear energy to curb emissions

by Jacob Clark

April 18, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The production of electricity accounts for 41 percent of CO2 emissions in the United States. This is well above emissions by industry and even transportation emissions, making it the leader in greenhouse gas pollution in the U....

SDSU must retain summer school programs

by Randy Wilde

April 18, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As the spring semester begins its downward spiral, students daydream of their summer plans: Leaving San Diego for home, going on a trip, working to save some cash or just beach bumming for a few months. Many of you may have deliberately...

Pension initiative cuts city workers’ rights

by Leonardo Castaneda

April 18, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Once more, the stage is set for a monumental battle over pension reform, and Mayor Jerry Sanders and Councilman Carl DeMaio think they’ve got a winning strategy. They are teaming up to sell us a snake oil 2012 ballot initiative they claim will cure ...

Standing up to the AS machine

by Joe Stewart

April 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

It’s 7 a.m. The alarm rings. Start the coffee if you’ve not yet accepted the convenience of buying a cup. Take a shower, collect your things and get on your way. How much can you accomplish today and how much will you set...

Massacre is direct result of Jones’ Quran burning

by John Anderson

April 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Pastor Terry Jones of the ironically named Dove World Outreach Center is a self-righteous bigot. His malignant assumptions about faith resemble a fetid cancer, oozing into our national conscious and slowly rotting our values into tainted waste. Sanctimonious a...

Inefficiency stems from feeble party system

by Randy Wilde

April 12, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Compromise is a lost art. Nowhere is this troubling truth more evident than in our own hamstrung government bodies. We love to point fingers at our elected representatives and raise hell about corrupt, inefficient bureaucrats in Sacramento and...

More requirements impart personal growth

by Stacey Oparnica

April 12, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Do me a favor and think back to your high school days. For a majority of us, it seems like an eternity has passed since we were confined to those classrooms, sitting at desks next to friends and absorbing knowledge from biology,...

City Council attempts to circumvent voters

by Staff

April 12, 2011

Filed under Opinion

In a move to further thwart the will of California voters, San Diego’s legislature is looking to approve a virtual ban on legal marijuana dispensaries within city limits. The Council aims to make legal access impossible by...

Congress must end vast overspending

by Brody Burns

April 11, 2011

Filed under Opinion

In an era of unrivaled political excess, it seems as if the only group protected from budget cuts are our very own congressional representatives. As it stands now, the national debt is a staggering $14.2 trillion. But you would...

Political rhetoric ostracizes moderates

by Jacob Clark

April 11, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Since the midterm elections last November, the Republican Party has showered us with fanfare about how triumphant its return to power will be next year. Allegedly, overzealous spending will be controlled, justice will be restored...

Opinion Cartoon: 4-11-11

by Staff

April 11, 2011

Filed under Opinion, The Back Page

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