Archive for Spring 2010

The Other Side of a Coming Out Conversation with My Dad

Mar 25, 2011 No Comments

If you asked me six months ago, I would never have expected that I would be in the place I am now.  Six months ago, I felt broken and betrayed. Regardless of whether this was fair, it is how I felt. I now feel differently. I want to take you through this process with me [...]

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A New Era of Moneyed Politics

Mar 25, 2011 No Comments

By Daniel Osborn Over a century ago, Progressives recognized the importance of limiting the influence of corporations and special interests in our politics. But for more than a century before that, corporations with shallow interests and deep pockets dominated the political giving landscape and essentially drowned out the multitude of voices who lacked the same [...]

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Restoring Democracy in California

Mar 25, 2011 No Comments

By Nik Dixit What’s wrong with California? Many of us ponder this question with alarming regularity. Unfortunately, our concerns are well-founded. Last summer, we saw our state fall over the fiscal precipice. We issued IOUs for the first time in years, damaging both our credit rating and our pride. We made drastic cuts to services, [...]

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Our Fight is Political

Mar 25, 2011 No Comments

By Ian Magruder Last fall, students across California mobilized against cuts to higher education to a degree not seen since the student movements of the 1960s and 1970s. It started on September 24, when thousands of University of California students and faculty skipped or canceled classes and held huge rallies decrying the $812 million that [...]

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Growing Up Blue in Red America

Mar 25, 2011 No Comments

By Anais LaVoie My hometown breeds the Mitt Romneys and Ann Coulters of the world. I am personally familiar with the tactics of Fox News, since I grew up arguing against the same sort of senseless banter.   I hoped that someone would finally agree that Schwarzenegger wasn’t the best thing that had happened to California [...]

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An Immigrant’s Tale

Mar 25, 2011 No Comments

By Jonathan Uriarte The first time I left home to come for Cal, I hoped for three things: to make a lot of friends, to succeed in my first semester, and to never receive a call telling me my mom had just been arrested and deported. Usually, that last concern isn’t typical of your average [...]

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Finding Myself – A Journey of Identity

Mar 25, 2011 No Comments

By Andy Albright Many would say that not being true to oneself is the hardest way to live.  I lied to myself for years, because I feared how society would perceive me.  However I have come to realize that what society thinks of me is not the most important thing in the world.  The important [...]

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A New Approach to Allyship

Mar 25, 2011 No Comments

By Molly Pererson “Imagine you are 13 years old, growing up heterosexual in a world where everyone is lesbian or gay. Your schoolteacher is lesbian, your tennis coach is gay; all your sisters are lesbians and brothers are gay. Who could you turn to? Who could be your confidant? It’s your junior year and time [...]

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Avatar Presses Political Buttons

Mar 25, 2011 No Comments

By Derik Ohanian James Cameron probably never has to worry about Social Security checks or welfare handouts. Because of his success, the man can comfortably rest on his own laurels. The critically acclaimed filmmaker is responsible for titanic (no pun intended) motion pictures such as The Terminator, The Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Aliens, True Lies, [...]

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Politics the American Way

Mar 25, 2011 No Comments

An Englishman’s Observations By Owen Bubbers Balderdash, bugger, bollocks and bloody hell! These are the words that every American savours when in the presence of an Englishman.  I could go further, tickling your surprisingly generous disposition toward a former colonial oppressor by letting slip that I have had the pleasure of taking tea with Her [...]

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