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Panelists exhibit ways to talk politics

What has become a taboo conversation in the break room and an uncomfortable topic at the Thanksgiving dinner table was faced head-on last week by two nationally-known speakers at Fresno State as they exhibited a new way to discuss politics ...

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‘Email-gate’ is another example of Republican smokescreens

Whether it be ISIS or Russia, it seems the world is on the cusp of World War III. Our nation is fracturing more and more every day over race and inequitable police enforcement. But somehow, the nation is focusing in ...

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The elephants’ stampede: Republicans take control of Senate

  Republicans now control both houses of Congress as they gained at least 7 seats and control of the Senate and tightened their grasp on the House. While most experts predicted a Republican power swing, few models had such drastic ...

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Swearengin losing in controller bid

As of midnight Tuesday with 85 percent of the vote in, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin trailed Democrat Betty Yee in her bid for California state controller. The results showed Yee with 52 percent of the vote and Swearengin with 48 ...

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Secretary of state candidate Pete Peterson shares vision for California’s voting future

  Pete Peterson, the Republican candidate for California secretary of state, doesn’t know if he will win come Election Day but he knows he should, he said in a one-on-one interview Monday with The Collegian. Facing off against state Sen. ...

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Valley Democrats unite on Election Night

It was a night of victory for democrats around the country, but for local elections, some decisions were yet to be finalized when the presidential election was called. Click here for the full article.

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Letters to the Editor, 3/2/12

To the editor: The Democratic Party is the party of “Yes” — we are the party of the middle class, we are the party of inclusiveness, we are the party of opportunity and equality for all.

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Fresno State Democrats offer students a plethora of opportunities

Politics are involved in almost every aspect of life. School, work and church are places you are more than likely to face some form of political discussion.

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Notes & Asides, 10-14-11

After his recent meteoric rise in the polls — a month ago he was registering in the low single digits; today he’s around 20 percent and challenging Mitt Romney — establishment politicos are starting to look into Herman Cain’s candidacy as legitimate, much as they did after Michele Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll and Rick Perry anounced his candidacy.

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Earmark elimination won’t save budget

Congress’ much-maligned spending on earmarks, derided by activists as “pork-barrel spending,” will be the first casualty of the Tea Party Congress when the next Congress is inaugurated in January.

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@issue: Is there such thing as a Christian conservative?

You, as a self-proclaimed Christian conservative, believe Jesus is the son of God, the paragon of love and decency.

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The virtue of the elitism

Robert Taft was not your average citizen. His grandfather was Alphonso Taft, Attorney General and Secretary of War under Ulysses S. Grant. His father was William Howard Taft, who served as president and Chief Justice (and has the distinction of being our most rotund president).

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Graduates without health care

While the Democrats in the U.S. Congress continue their five-month long quest to pass health reform legislation that would provide basic health insurance to all U.S. citizens, college students and young adults hope to remain healthy. According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, more than 20 percent of college students have no health insurance, totaling 1.7 million students, and only 57 percent of universities in the United States provide health care plans for students, which vary dramatically in terms of services covered.

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The new “liberal bias”

RUSH LIMBAUGH IS A NEO-CON, partisan idiot. That doesn’t stop him from being right once in a while.

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Ted Kennedy’s sexist agenda

Except that it isn’t. Some squeaky wheels over at the National Organization of Women don’t like the surviving Kennedy brother. My first reaction was to describe this as them getting their something-in-a-twist until I realized that such a comment would ...

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Republicans for Bartlet

I’m a Republican, and I want a certain Democrat to be president. It isn’t Barack Obama or John Edwards. It certainly isn’t Hillary Clinton. The Democrat I would desperately wish into the Oval Office is Jed Bartlet. Okay, so he’s ...

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