Harris is unpopular because of patriarchal political comparisons

Kamala Harris is an imperfect Vice President, just like all of the males before her. Yet there is a focus that she is actually doing much worse than what should be considered true. The role of politicians is nuanced and instead of considering how effective she has been or could be, the focal point of her career as V. P. is rooted in sexism. There was acrimonious gossip regarding her staff turnover, yet the hyper fixation on her staff resignations begs to be examined more …

Harris hasn’t done enough to prove she’s presidential material

Kamala Harris is the first female vice president, second in command behind President Joe Biden. So what has she done since becoming the vice president? Has she been an effective VP? If Biden chooses to step down, are there legitimate concerns about her running in 2024? These are important questions to ask for the future of the Democratic Party.  Harris was absent during the President’s trip to northern California as he was observing areas that were affected by the floods. Is the White House intentionally …

Snowden’s Russian citizenship is a righteous middle finger to America

Is Snowden a traitor, a thief, or a treasonous goon? The public has been convinced by the press, government and others to believe Edward Snowden is a threat to national security. Have we ever considered that whistleblowers, and those who leak the secrets, are important to what we want to believe is a functioning democracy? The most basic tenet of a democratic government is transparency, which is paramount in keeping the population informed. In 2013, as a contractor for the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden …

Even deranged racists like Joe Rogan deserve free speech

Spotify paid Rogan a reported $100 million for an exclusive licensing deal in 2020 and has backed his stance on the guests allowed on his show and topics discussed, mostly. Employees and listeners have to ask themselves if their moral compass will enable them to support a company that would do so. For the most part, the podcast is entertaining for Rogan’s broad audience, who have followed his career from stand-up comedian, the host for the tv show ‘Fear Factor” and UFC announcer. With guests …

Local businesses struggle to survive through coronavirus lockdown

When the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the nation many businesses felt the effects of quarantine. Customers staying at home created panic for business owners as they tried to keep their stores open and make a profit during a global pandemic without the proper support or guidance from the government on how they should be approaching this pandemic. Many businesses were unsure how to operate safely so they chose to close their doors to customers all together. 

New bill relieves tenants and causes landlords pain

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new bill, AB 3088 COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020 due to California’s eviction wave. The new bill prohibits landlords from evicting any resident who was unable to pay rent between March 1, 2020, and Aug. 31, 2020, due to financial hardships specifically because of the COVID-19 pandemic. What the bill is proposing is biased towards tenants. 

Of course Trump said terrible things about vets again

Over this past Labor Day weekend, Boston based magazine The Atlantic published an article claiming President Donald Trump called soldiers that died in World War I “losers” and “suckers.” The president disputes ever saying these comments. However, his past attacks on veterans and their families prove the president is unreliable to telling the truth.  

Astros’ little second baseman should grow up

Jose Altuve is one of the best baseball players in the world. As team captain he should have been able to do more to prevent his teammates from cheating. Despite evidence to the contrary, Carlos Correa has continually denied Altuve’s involvement in the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal that has rocked the baseball world for the past month. If it was true that he wasn’t personally involved, as the captain and unquestioned team leader, any issues with his teammates cheating it was on him to step …

Editorial: The administration’s lack of communication is hindering student success … again

Time and time again, PCC boasts about our “impressive transfer practices” and high outcomes in student success, and while our consistency to remain an important, recognized community college is impressive, we must also recognize that there is a consistent lack of communication from the administration, specifically when it comes to profound changes on campus such as the implementation of AB 705.

Jussie Smollett now starring as a lying asshole

It took the nation only three weeks to figure out that Jussie Smollett’s story was a complete lie. With a complete disregard for morals, ethics, and the lack of both a good conscience and any self-awareness, Smollett is a sociopathic narcissist who would willingly put two innocent men in jail for the sake of furthering his C-list career, and deserves any prison time he faces.