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The restart of the age of Pax Obama

by Leonardo Castaneda

November 9, 2012

This election was a defining moment in U.S. history and it would be presumptuous to claim to already understand what it all means. However, at The Daily Aztec’s Opinion section, we are nothing if not presumptuous. Other...

Mayoral race: Filner is the lesser of two evils

by Leonardo Castaneda

November 6, 2012

San Diego is a moderate city. Its moderate weather causes panic whenever it deviates from 72 degrees. It’s a moderately wealthy city, with a median income slightly higher and poverty rate slightly lower than the rest of Cal...

The Daily Aztec’s candidate endorsements

by Leonardo Castaneda

November 6, 2012

The Daily Aztec endorses the following candidates for local, state and national elections President - Barack Obama This election cycle is all about the economy, and while it’s debatable how much a president can directly inf...

The Daily Aztec’s proposition endorsements

by Leonardo Castaneda

November 6, 2012

The Daily Aztec endorses the following positions in California’s 11 propositions Proposition 30 - YES Jerry Brown's Tax Increase The temporary tax increases created by Proposition 30 would go a long way toward easi...

Share your lunch and politics on Facebook

by Madison Hopkins

November 5, 2012

Scrolling through social network newsfeeds can be a mundane activity filled with dull statuses and pictures of every irrelevant thing your friends have ever done. Or it could be a thought-provoking experience, full of controversial st...

Prop 36: Three strikes to bankruptcy

by Leonardo Castaneda

November 5, 2012

In the 2002 cinematic masterpiece "Minority Report," Tom Cruise portrays a police officer tasked with stopping pre-crime. With the help of triplets capable of seeing the future, Chief John Anderton (Cruise) and company fly about...

Prop 33: insurance deception

by Heather Rushall

November 4, 2012

Proposition 33 is a ballot initiative asking California voters to approve a new discount for drivers who have maintained consistent auto insurance coverage for at least five years. The so-called persistency discount would be...

Prop 37: Consumers have a right to know about GMOs

by Caitlin Johnson

November 1, 2012

In just a few days, voters will go to the polls and cast their votes on many important issues. Bayonets and binders of women aside, the ballot this year contains important legislation for California voters to consider. One su...

Prop V: Unneeded GCCCD spending

by Heather Rushall

November 1, 2012

East County voters will get a chance this election to decide whether they want to pass Proposition V to spend $398 million on renovations to Grossmont and Cuyamaca community colleges. The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College...

Prop 35: Sex traffic law vaguely expands police power

by Heather Rushall

October 29, 2012

Proposition 35, if passed, will create harsher punishments for those who participate in the sex trafficking industry. These punishments include prison sentences up to 15-years-to-life and fines up to $1.5 million. Those who are con...

Prop. 38: Tax pain without educational gains

by Matthew Smith

October 29, 2012

Proposition 38 is one of two initiatives that would raise taxes in order to increase revenue for public education. Only one can be enacted. In order to pass, Proposition 38 will need to win at least 50 percent of the vote and get mo...

Scott Peters: His policies in his own words

by Leonardo Castaneda

October 25, 2012

Congressional candidate Scott Peters spoke to The Daily Aztec about his campaign for the 52nd District against incumbent Brian Bilbray. Here are some of his responses to the important issues facing the U.S. in the coming years. On Obama...