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One year later – you don’t have to accept Trump

One year ago today, Americans woke up to a reality that more than half the country desperately wanted to avoid. Donald Trump had been elected president. Reactions to Trump’s election were expected – complete shock, followed by the silent fear ...

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Political reporter gives insight into Trump administration

It is too early to tell if the Donald Trump administration is a successful one, according to Washington Post reporter Robert Costa, who spoke at Fresno State on Monday as part of the President’s Lecture Series. The event was held ...

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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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Letter to the editor: Consult checks and balances before assuming the country is crumbling

By Austin La Salle I am certain there are many things Ms. Carpenter and I would agree on in today’s age. I am confident we both did not vote for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election. It is definite ...

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2017 ASI election results

Fresno State’s Associated Students, Inc. announced the results for their 2017 elections Thursday at the University Student Union pavilion. ASI Elections Commissioner Destiny Armendariz announced the results and said 3,228 students voted in this year’s election. The winning ASI candidates ...

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Altered Perspective: Aesthetic Relevance

Inundated on a daily basis with the political maelstrom that has swept the country, we even in the journalistic community are finding it difficult to keep pace. Generally this is done by relying on information coming from a variety of ...

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Stereotype Perpetuation

    The new administration and its current policies aimed at illegal immigrants hailing from Mexico are perplexing and unwarranted.     Money spent on policing the roundup of so many people and the preposterous building of the border wall could be ...

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Things to Ponder

By: Richard Thistle The idea for this blog originated while sitting in my Biology of Human Nature Philosophy class listening to a lecture on the history of paradigm shifts in how we perceive the world. This primarily consisted of two ...

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Latino Politics: more than just specific terminology

Whether you choose to vote or decide to turn a blind eye to the presidential election you are still an active member who is participating in the election, said Dr. Annabella España, a Latino politics professor. “You’re participating in the ...

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Stewart leaves my ‘daily’ life

Jon Stewart announced Tuesday that he’ll be stepping down from his faux anchor chair bringing his 16-year career at the helm of “The Daily Show” to an end. When he does, he’ll not only be remembered as a court jester ...

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Controller Betty Yee candidate visits campus

Betty Yee, the Democratic political candidate for California state controller, stopped by Fresno State Wednesday to discuss issues including the role of women in politics. Yee, who is running for the position against Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, narrowly edged out ...

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Obama to detail ISIS strategy in speech

Don Lee and W.J. Hennigan contributed to this report / Los Angeles Times (MCT) President Barack Obama plans to address the nation today to outline a broader offensive against Sunni militants in the Middle East, a move welcomed by a ...

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ISIS poses threat to embattled region

In recent months, the world has become captivated with the activities of the Islamic State (ISIS), a jihadist group showcasing new methods of extremism. Having declared a caliphate in Iraq and Syria and harnessed social media as a communication tool ...

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Alumni find success in business

Representing the future of business in the Central Valley, 40 young professionals were honored as members of the “40 under 40” of 2013 by Fresno’s Business Street Online.  They were nominated by their peers for achieving business success before the ...

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Obama favored over Mitt

Now that Mitt Romney has wrapped up the Republican nomination, we can now ask the million-dollar question: Just who is going to win the presidency in November?

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Living within our means

I have four dollars in my wallet, just one dollar short of getting tofu at Panda Express. While this is a frustrating situation (because I am quite hungry as I’m writing this), I realize that I spent most of my money on Saturday when I was out with friends. And while I was spending this money, I knew that I might be a little hungry on Tuesday afternoon when I’m writing my next column. C’est la vie.

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Middle East is most important issue

While the media badger candidates with questions on contraception, birth control and the harsh opinions of a talk-radio provocateur, the Middle East is looking like it will be the most important issue of the next presidential term of whoever is elected.

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Character matters

Political sex scandals, it seems, are always in the news. Last weekend, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu, known as a staunch opponent of illegal immigration, confirmed that he was gay after shirtless photos of him appeared on a homosexual dating website.

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