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U-T reveals partisan bias with DeMaio plug

May 9, 2012

The San Diego Union-Tribune recently endorsed Republican Carl DeMaio for the San Diego mayoral race. This move should come as no surprise from an editorial...

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Cut defense budget to decrease loan fees

April 30, 2012

The student loan wars are at their climatic height. In 2007, Congressional Democrats, along with former President George W. Bush, approved a bill that...

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Bench college coaches for losing and using

April 17, 2012

Labels in college athletics are meaningless. In fact, don’t catch yourself trying to explain the nature of conferences to a second grader; their...

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Republican Representative Paul Ryan is against President Obama’s “Buffett Rule.” | MCT Campus

Debt plan hurts students

April 2, 2012

This past fall, many prominent members of the Republican Party came out in droves to protect one of their most insulated constituencies: millionaires....

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Vote changes bring shame to CA Assembly

March 21, 2012

Flashback to Jan. 3, 2008: A truly strange contingent of Democrats has descended upon the state of Iowa to begin what will be a six-month fight for the...

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Though much of the Republican presidential candidates’ rhetoric says otherwise, gas prices are not affected by presidents. / MCT Campus

Gas prices are not President Obama’s fault

March 13, 2012

Chances are you’ve had the unpleasant experience of filling up your gas tank recently. It’s painful. If you’ve managed to somehow avoid the torturous...

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With 10 states offering delegates, Super Tuesday will be make or break for candidates participating in the Republican primaries. | MCT Campus

Predicting the Super Tuesday results

March 6, 2012

The proverbial belle of the primary season ball is back. The quadrennial contest known as Super Tuesday has again descended upon the primary election...

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Stolen Valor Act kills free speech

February 28, 2012

The Stolen Valor Act is deplorable. It’s a form of speech that misrepresents one’s background by falsifying the decorations received in the line of...

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Gauging job market key to major selection

February 14, 2012

Choose your major wisely. Whether you are on the Van Wilder track, languidly entering your seventh year as an undergrad with little hope of fruition; or...

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New tuition plan has great merit

February 5, 2012

The precarious financial situation of the California State University education system is well-documented. For the 427,000 students in the CSU system who...

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Giants, Republicans have no chance to win

January 29, 2012

Football and politics. One is a unifying force, a shared experience for nearly all Americans, a common thread in the fabric of the nation that serves...

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‘Teach or Preach’ list exercises free speech

January 25, 2012

Earlier this month, the San Diego State College Republicans released a list categorizing some SDSU professors based upon the political biases they...

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No input for Big East change is foul move

December 12, 2011

The incredibly volatile landscape of intercollegiate athletics recently reverberated across Montezuma Mesa. Last week, reports surfaced that the San...

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Approval ratings fail to change status quo

December 6, 2011

It took more than three decades but it has finally plunged into single digits and now sits at 9 percent. No, it’s not the likelihood of Herman Cain...

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Justice rigged for celebs

November 16, 2011

Man, celebrities ruin everything. George Lucas and Indiana Jones, the concept of what is newsworthy in our current culture, the authenticity of any...

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Speed rail is runaway train of tax dollars

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...

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Tax code heavy on courts

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...

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DADT is makeover, not gay takeover

October 25, 2011

On Sept. 20, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was formally repealed. Prior to the repeal, the bigoted policy barred openly gay members from military...

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Require electoral voting to boost turnout

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...

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Surf center promotes global sustainability

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...

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Vital diversity is unrepresented in Congress

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...

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Ron Paul is marginalized by popular media

September 19, 2011

The heated race for the Republican nomination for president is about to reach the critical oversaturation point. Within the next two months there will...

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Storage fees are absurd waste of tax dollars

September 13, 2011

Imagine you’re standing in front of a Redbox kiosk. In hand is Kate Hudson’s latest romantic comedy, appropriately titled “This Crap is No Different...

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End inflation of unemployment numbers

September 12, 2011

One of the most pertinent issues facing the country is the staggering unemployment rate. Since January of 2009, the unemployment rate hasn’t been...

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Abolish tax loopholes to rebuild economy

August 28, 2011

The corporate tax rate in the United States is approximately 35 percent, and stands as one of the highest rates in the world. As a result, a staggering...

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Pres. ‘debates’ lack insight into politicians

June 26, 2011

It’s official — the bizarre, vain and superfluous presidential election season has officially kicked off. The most recent offering was delivered...

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Devastated Ensign resigns amid $96,000 affair

May 2, 2011

Nevada Sen. John Ensign wouldn’t be a good wingman, a good friend or even a half-decent employee. Today, he will be leaving the U.S. Senate,...

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Racism alive and well in hospitality state

April 24, 2011

Racism isn’t dead. It’s seething in the deep South, occasionally rearing an ugly head of hatred, intolerance and ignorance, and proving that some...

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Hypocritical candidates court Tea Party

April 20, 2011

Last Wednesday, the Arizona State Senate approved a bill that would require presidential candidates to provide official documentation proving they...

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Sustainability: Ocean dumping creates plastic plight

April 20, 2011

The ninth wonder of the world does indeed exist; it’s currently floating in the central Pacific Ocean and growing at a continuous rate. Various estimates...

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Congress must end vast overspending

April 11, 2011

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...

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With low acceptance rates, SDSU enters new chapter

April 4, 2011

Montezuma Mesa is in the midst of a drastic change. San Diego State is overhauling its reputation as a perpetual spring break school, a mere mainstay...

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Corrupt online universities steal financial aid

March 22, 2011

As the annual financial aid filing deadline approaches, along with the looming possibility of heavier financial burdens in your quest for higher education,...

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Required attendance is key to education

March 16, 2011

During the first weeks of each semester, hundreds of students have to crash classes in hopes they will secure a seat. Too many are left disappointed as...

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Warren Jeffs must be cut off from FLDS

March 13, 2011

Warren Jeffs, a demonic cross of wacko Charlie Sheen, serial adulterer Tiger Woods and super teethy televangelist Joel Osteen, are all back in the...

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