Category: Editorial

EDITORIAL: Law enforcement must be held accountable for Ernie Serrano’s death

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board “I can’t breathe.” Eric Garner in New York City, George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hector Arreola in Columbus, Georgia, Muhammad Abdul Muhaymin in Phoenix, Arizona, Rodney Brown in Cleveland, Ohio. Up to 70 people have said those words before dying in police custody, according to The New York Times.  And

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Editorial: The 2020 Election is over

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board The United States has been lucky enough that every transition of power since the nation’s first in 1797 has been peaceful. Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the nation’s 46th president on Jan. 20, 2021. President Donald Trump and the Republican party must concede their loss peacefully. Trump is attempting

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Editorial: Biden, Harris must unite America

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board Former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected the United States’ 46th president and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., will become the first Black woman and first person of South Asian descent to serve as vice president. This victory inspired a sense of progress, hope and healing for many. But, assuming

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Editorial: Journalism is essential to democracy

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board “The First Amendment is first for a reason,” legendary comedian Dave Chappelle has said. And there is a reason freedom of the press is one of the foremost rights protected by the U.S. Constitution. Journalism is one of the first lines of defense against wrongdoing in government, society and private

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Editorial: Voting is especially crucial this election

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board Statistically, the 18-24 age group has been the least active in voting since 1964.  According to a 2014 U.S. Census Bureau report, America’s youngest voters have moved toward less engagement over time. Voting rates among the 18-24 age group dropped from 50.9% in 1964 to 38% in 2012. The numbers

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Editorial: Gender reveal parties are harmful

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board By now, the bulk of the Western world has experienced gender reveal parties — the booming trend of pink and blue social media posts, confetti and even explosions.  The trend is not a long standing tradition followed by past generations. It began with Jenna Karvundis in 2008, when, after multiple

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Editorial: “Defund the police” is not controversial

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board The phrase “defund the police” has sparked controversy all year. But is it really that controversial?  We, the Viewpoints editorial board, believe it is not controversial. It is merely a misunderstanding. The suggestion to “defund” an entire public service department has generated an intense divisiveness between those who back the

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Editorial: Americans need another stimulus package

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board Welcome to the Great Depression 2.0. Our country’s unemployment has not reached such dismal levels since the 1930s. While the U.S. Department of Labor reported a 0.9% decrease in unemployment in July, amounting to 16.3 million unemployed people, the department admits an overall increase of 10.6 million unemployed people since

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Editorial: Virtual commencement does not make your degrees and hard work invalid

The class of 2020 will have to attend their commencement ceremonies online at almost all colleges and universities due to COVID-19 safety regulations, including Riverside City College.  It is unfortunate that an entire graduating class has to celebrate this event that is meant to be in person through a screen. However, no matter the circumstances,

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Editorial: Protesters prolong pandemic, opening prematurely risks thousands of lives

Conspiracy theorists rushed to conclusions last week after the documentary “Plandemic” spread like a virus on YouTube and Facebook. The documentary makes countless allegations against the legitimacy of the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions in place around the world. Pandemic deniers and those screaming “fascism” at public health orders immediately accepted the allegations as truth.

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