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What does socialism really mean to millennials?

Editorial Staff

May 13, 2019

The next presidential election may be over 500 days away, but people across the political spectrum are already scrambling to make sense of what the 2020 election may look like following the release of the Mueller report. As millennials become more clear about what policies matter to them, so does their idea of what they wa...

Why does birth tourism only exist for whites?

Mason White, Staff Writer

April 14, 2019

A Florida firm named “Miami Mama” organizes a legal way for Russians to come give birth in the U.S., yet for other ethnic groups it’s not so easy. It’s called “birth-tourism,” and this is why it’s not okay. In August 1492, Christopher Columbus left Europe in search of a new world for a better life. He found land...

Can a politician’s rhetoric be influential?

Halimeh Edais, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

A gunman shot and killed 49 people and injured dozens more in a New Zealand mosque. Many things were said about this man; he has his own history of anti-Islamic rhetoric and has posted videos of his hate speech on the internet. Can the words we say affect people and turn into real life violence? As a Muslim, listening to ...

Sports can help give politics a more civil voice

Sports can help give politics a more civil voice

December 11, 2018

The recent political donations of the principal owner of the San Francisco Giants has been a great example...

Political themes seep into music industry

Political themes seep into music industry

February 9, 2017

From Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” to Green Day’s “American Idiot,” music has been used t...

Millennials disenchanted with politics, conflicted about voting

Justin Cordero, Guest Writer

November 4, 2016

With the election drawing closer, millennial voters are struggling to find a good reason to vote. Across campus and throughout the past week, many of the millennials interviewed said that they are going to vote this year and urged others to do so as well, while others were either not interested in politics or said felt they...

Liar, Liar Trump you’re fired

Matt Johnson, Editor in Chief

September 1, 2016

The 2016 presidential election could be described as one of the ugliest in recent memory. Between all the controversies, press conferences and speeches, Americans aren’t happy with their options. Hillary Clinton held a 53 percent unfavorable rating and Donald Trump held a 61 percent unfavorable rating amongst registered ...

Governor’s budget act will increase community college funds

Kalaisha Totty, Staff

October 14, 2015

Every year, California’s governor proposes a budget that allocates state funds in various directions. This year’s budget proposal included an increase in allocated monies to California community colleges and Gov. Jerry Brown signed the budget into effect on June 25. The budget has grouped K-12 with community colleges in the categ...

Sexist expectations about Hillary Clinton are not the way to go

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015

When thinking about the presidents that have served this nation throughout history, all except Barack Obama are white and they are all male. Older males who are steadfast in their beliefs and stand up for what they feel is best for the country. Clinton is a name that stands out from the pack, and besides Bill’s questionable...

Student elections plagued by low voter turnout

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015

Just like previous semesters, the Associated Students of Cosumnes River College student government held their annual elections on April 13 and 14 to find the next group of officers to serve on behalf of students. Elections were completely online through eServices, much like they were last year which was the first year that...

Passing of Proposition 47 foreshadows improvements in direction of funds used to imprison drug users and petty thieves

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

December 10, 2014

Proposition 47 was one of the best moves Californians made during the 2014 midterm election. With the passage of Prop 47, it now “requires misdemeanor sentence instead of felony for certain drug and property offenses” and is “inapplicable to persons with prior conviction for serious or violent crime and registered sex...

Brown leading in polls in race for governor

Brown leading in polls in race for governor

November 1, 2014

Current California Governor Jerry Brown will likely win a record fourth term in office as he is leading...

 For season two, Netflix builds an even bigger 'House of Cards'

For season two, Netflix builds an even bigger ‘House of Cards’

February 25, 2014

With the tagline “hunt or be hunted” followed by a sinister sounding “welcome back” spoken by...

Student president has a vision for campus

Student president has a vision for campus

October 21, 2013

Leadership is a quality that can’t always be quantified within any one person, but it is the sort ...

Editorial: Students should take advantage of the Affordable Care Act

Connection Staff

October 18, 2013

On paper, it seems like a simple concept, but when it comes to politics it becomes a bit more sticky. As of Oct. 1, the United States has tried their hand at that very concept, universal health care through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. With that implementation, has come many que...

Split Decision: Should Hillary Clinton be the next president?

Amari Gaffney and Camille Caulk

October 17, 2013

PRO It's become increasingly apparent that with the evolution of American culture that the Republican Party is becoming nothing more than a facade to uphold the image of democracy. What would prove that point better than another Democrat in office? Hillary Clinton has my vote if she decides to run in the 2016 presidential election...

Turning tragedy into travesty, the gun control debate

Kevin Frodahl, Copyeditor

January 29, 2013

The School shooting in Newtown, Conn. may have occurred over a month ago, but pundits from both ends of the political spectrum continue to use the tragedy as ammunition for gun control bickering. It may be important to analyze our gun laws, especially in the wake of a massacre that wouldn’t have been possible without guns....

Opinion: Political Satire

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

Seemingly, the use of satire has been a way to make your point known for centuries.From Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn” to University of California, Berkley's bake sale incident, satire has been a way to evade the shouting matches and use quiet farce to make their opinion known.This use of comedic wackiness has made its ...

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