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Obama has not shown what he can really do

March 20, 2012

Three years, 41 months, 165 weeks or 1155 days; it doesn’t matter how you look at it, President Barack Obama has been in office for almost a full term. Has he done enough with the time he has had? We...

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PRO: Quick pick for 2012

March 20, 2012

It’s not often that the American public can look back on a politician’s campaign promises, track their record while in office and find that they have followed up on most, if not all of the promises...

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CON: Nothing to help Hispanics

March 20, 2012

After four years of strict immigration policy, Barack Obama has lost the sympathy of Hispanic voters, and as his reelection approaches, many will withdraw their support of his campaign. In 2008, his...

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Social Medium: Proud to survive without help

Sandra Galindo March 20, 2012

Claudia Acevedo walks fast down Park Boulevard, near Balboa Park. Her fragile figure is unmistakable: in one hand she holds a plastic bag where she collects recyclables quickly and on the other hand she...

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PRO: A-listers private lives’ create industries

March 6, 2012

Without celebrities to write about magazines like “People” would write about nothing. As a result of this, celebrities end up making even more money than the large sums they are paid in their jobs,...

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CON: Stars are people too, respect boundaries

March 6, 2012

The paparazzi need to give celebrities and their families the privacy and space that they deserve. In today’s society, the media has placed celebrities on such a high pedestal that it’s almost as...

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SOCIAL MEDIUM: $56 a day is not enough to live

Sandra Galindo March 6, 2012

It’s 7 a.m. and Juan didn’t work again. He was sent home since it was raining. He works at a car wash, along with more than 30 other workers, and they, too, left with empty pockets. The workers...

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SOCIAL MEDIUM: NAFTA has failed Mexican workers

Sandra Galindo and Sandra Galindo May 10, 2011

On January 1, 1994, Mexico, Canada and the United States signed the North American Free Trade Agreement. The stated goal was to eliminate barriers of trade and investment and promote the conditions for...

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PRO: Start searching for alternatives

Brandon Porras and Brandon Porras May 10, 2011

The price of oil in the United States has reached an outrageous high. With oil reserves worth billions or trillions of barrels in America, shouldn't the government make that oil accessible to the public?...

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Pondering bin Laden

In this editorial, three City Times editors share their personal reactions to the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Shane Finneran, Managing Editor "Just a few years ago, the Pentagon was caught lying...

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