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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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Planned Parenthood: Not an abortion factory

When Planned Parenthood opened its doors in October 1916, it was originally called the American Birth Control League. One hundred years later, it remains a leading provider of birth control and sex education in the United States. While abortion and ...

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An open letter to Trump supporters

To the people trying to “Make America Great Again”: As a gay, biracial woman, I’m sure it’s easy to understand why I’d take issue with some of the things that Donald Trump stands for. It’s not necessarily a surprise why ...

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Bakersfield Congressman steps up to run for Speaker of the House

Three days after current House Speaker John Boehner announced his decision to leave Congress, Bakersfield Congressman Kevin McCarthy announced Monday he’s running for the position. McCarthy, the current House Majority Leader, is widely expected to win the position when Boehner ...

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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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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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Obama, groups call for women’s pay equity

Groups on campus and around the U.S. called on Congress to pass legislation Tuesday geared toward providing women equal compensation as men in the workforce as part of Pay Equity Day. The day signifies the amount of additional time on ...

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Congress considers Syria strikes

By Jesse Franz Despite support in Congress for military action against Syria, some Fresno State faculty and students remain wary of involvement.

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Congress’ lack of productivity

Congress sucks! Literally. Progress, governance and any faith Americans put in their federal government has been steadily sucked out and replaced with deep cynicism and distrust — and for good reason.

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Fresno State Republicans react to loss

The room fell silent as the numbers flashed on the TV screen, projecting that President Barack Obama had won the election. Many would cheer and celebrate, but those watching the screen at the Downtown Club in Fresno had very different feelings.

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Election update: It’s Rick vs. Mitt, but Romney still inevitable

After months of the press convulsing over who would emerge as the conservative alternative to “Massachusetts Moderate” Mitt Romney — Michele Bachmann! Rick Perry! Herman Cain! Newt Gingrich! — it appears that the narrative for the race for the Republican nomination has finally settled.

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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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Anybody but Newt

Will the Republican Party be dumb enough to nominate Newt Gingrich? This is what GOP elites must be asking themselves. For if Newt were to be the nominee, Barack Obama would surely receive a second term.

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Assemblywoman Halderman visits campus

Assemblywoman Linda Halderman visited the Fresno State campus Wednesday evening on Dec. 7 in the Industrial Technology building to speak with and answer questions from students.

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Notes & Asides, 11-21-11

Commenter “Arafat” disagreed with my take on Republican foreign policy.

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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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Only one GOP candidate can defeat Obama: Ron Paul

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama, unsurprisingly, announced his bid to keep the same job for four more years. Though the president hasn’t had exactly what you could call a smooth first term, he will be a formidable foe to the Republican nominee.

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