The Daily Aztec

Speed rail is runaway train of tax dollars

by Brody Burns

November 8, 2011

In 2008, California voters approved Proposition 1A, The Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21st Century. According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office, the act’s passage approved the sale of nearly $10 ...

Tax code heavy on courts

by Brody Burns

November 1, 2011

In 1976, former President Jimmy Carter referred to the federal income tax system as “a disgrace to the human race.” His Republican predecessor, former President Ronald Reagan, shared similar sentiments, and in 1983 described...

Require electoral voting to boost turnout

by Brody Burns

October 10, 2011

It’s May 24, 2006, a Bush is in the White House, gas prices are less than three dollars and amazingly high housing prices cannot stop climbing. Government regulation is unnecessary as corporations are trustworthy, banks are solvent and Wall Street ...

Surf center promotes global sustainability

by Brody Burns

October 4, 2011

Score one for Mother Earth. San Diego State recently launched the world’s first Center for Surf Research last month, in what can only be perceived as a major victory for the environment. The center will serve as a nonprofit edu...

Vital diversity is unrepresented in Congress

by Brody Burns

September 26, 2011

As diversity continues to imbue itself into the fabric of American culture, the makeup of our 112th Congress tells an entirely different story. Judging from the demographics, a very centralized group is predisposed to serve as Congressmen. During the ‘50s, po...