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Friday, May 14, 2021

What we need and don’t need from progressives in the age of Trump

In the aftermath of the most recent midterm elections and the swearing in of the 116th Congress, there has been one standout taking the media by storm: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Brought into the spotlight after...

Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey is setting the standard for helping the homeless

Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey has spent somewhere between 10 and 15 nights in an aluminum homeless shelter since the beginning of October in an effort to raise awareness for the city’s homeless crisis. The...

California residents should not be responsible for cleaning up a mess made by government...

After irresponsible mismanagement of the unemployment system, California’s unemployment agency has found itself in a backlog. Having overpaid millions of people and failing to enforce eligibility rules to process claims faster, 4.1 million claimants...

Wikileaks’ struggle with the government highlights the balance between transparency and privacy in a...

It feels like people have forgotten the events of 2010-11 when an international outcry was sparked by the release of top secret American government documents through Wikileaks, a platform which hackers all over the...

Fact-checking is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic

NBC News published a story earlier this month with a troubling headline: “African Americans may be dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate. Better data is essential, experts say.” From the first...

#OscarsSoWhite will make a vengeful return next year if audiences are not careful

The Academy Awards have been notorious for snubbing creators of color to give a platform to white filmmakers and actors. Year after year, the same types of movies that glorify white stories sweep all...

Riverside’s city manager contract dispute is a wholly Californian problem

After the Riverside City Council fired former city manager John Russo among controversy over his high salary in April, they shot down a proposal to impose a cap on the city manager’s salary at...

The Supreme Court‘s efforts to dismantle Roe v. Wade are slow but the process...

Amongst the many liberties the U.S. constitution promises its citizens, personal autonomy is perhaps chiefest amongst them. It stands to reason, then, that nobody should have the power to decide what one does with...

The UC must adjust tuition and fee costs to match the quality of education

Yet again, the University of California (UC) has proven itself to be an all-for-profit business, neglecting the needs of their students during a pandemic. Even with a class action lawsuit against the UC, students’...

After gambling with security and federal jobs, Trump has played himself into a corner

On Jan. 25, President Donald Trump surprised the nation in an unexpected decision to end the longest U.S. government shutdown in history for a period of three weeks while continuing to debate border security....