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Although at first glance California seems like a Democratic stronghold and a haven for liberals, closer examination reveals a more complex situation.

California’s true nature masked under blue shadows

Kavya Iyer February 3, 2021

California has been considered a Democratic stronghold since the 1990s. Many Republicans even go so far as to label California as a “socialist” state and a haven for communists due to its liberal reputation....

If POC politicians have to please the white eye to get in a position of power, voices silenced by the system will never be heard.

Reexamining liberal intentions: What POC politicians sacrifice

Ron Aich February 3, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris was sworn into office on Jan. 20, with many praising her background as the first woman of color to hold that position. Support for Harris has continuously increased since she...

Companies initiate a runaway cycle of attractive benefit that draws politicians toward the private sector when they pay politicians inflated speaking fees.

Politicians must stay above the influence of private interest

Youqi Huang February 3, 2021

Janet Yellen, the first woman to chair America’s Federal Reserve, was sworn in as the nation’s first female Treasury Secretary on Jan. 25. However, Yellen’s financial disclosures, released through...

Why should swing states weigh so much more than safe states?

The eroding, expired Electoral College

Renee Ge and Sharlene Chen November 4, 2020

The Electoral College needs to go. It’s outdated, wastes votes, lowers turnout, gives a select few states complete control over the outcome of the election and does not accurately reflect the will of...

Many concerns over the presidential candidates have come up throughout their campaigns and into the current election. One of them is about Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who is constantly questioned on his ability to lead the country because of a speech impediment that he has had since he was a child.

Biden should be judged on policy, not stutter

Ria Phelan November 4, 2020

Many concerns over the presidential candidates have come up throughout their campaigns and into the current election. One of them is about Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who is constantly questioned on...

JSA created the Viking Vote Program to encourage voter registration and pre-registration.

Viking votes promotes voter registration among students

Claire Chiu October 30, 2020

Nov. 3, 2020’s elections will determine who will serve as the president and other key roles, represent Americans and determine the future of the country. To encourage political engagement, Lynbrook’s...

A crowd stares adoringly at a godlike politician with horrible qualities.

Idolizing politicians: The destruction of democracy

Sruthi Medepalli October 30, 2020

Throughout history, idolizing major political figures and parties has led countries down paths of destruction and dictatorship. In the most extreme example, as Adolf Hitler rose to prominence in Nazi Germany,...

Informed voting: Guide to measures on the 2020 General Election ballot

Sunny Li, Youqi Huang, Lillian Fu, and Sophie Au October 30, 2020

The California General Election will be Nov. 3, and all registered voters in California will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the election, which has been mailed out by county elections offices starting...

Despite strong political opinions, young voters are often missing from voting lines.

Young voters: How voices go unheard in politics

Elena Williams and Jason Shan October 7, 2020

It’s not that they’re not opinionated — they are — and it’s not because they refuse to engage — they do. So why is it that young voters, an increasingly distinct coalition, suffer from disappointing...

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