Tag: Donald Trump

Oregon senator’s legislative director recounts aftermath of Capitol breach

By Erik Galicia Lingering chemicals burned Isaiah Akin’s eyes as he walked through the halls of the United States’ Capitol, observing the fallout of the building’s first breach since the War of 1812. He was unsure if the stinging residue was a result of tear gas used by police or of some of the weaponry

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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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Black Lives Matter and pro-Trump rally confront each other downtown

By Erik Galicia The vitriol of some of Donald Trump’s supporters was put on display in downtown Riverside when Black Lives Matter activists responded to a rally in favor of the president Oct. 18. At one point, Black Lives Matter activists Junior Vilchiz, Azley Tellez Rivera and Kai King walked over to the pro-Trump demonstration

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Opinion: Lack of national coordination on COVID-19 stalls reopening

By Erik Galicia It has been seven months since businesses shut down, people began suffocating to death and the world changed for the long run. Yes, COVID-19 is here to stay. One of the main reasons it seems like it will never die is our uncoordinated response.  Take a look around the world. Several developed

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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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Riverside candlelight vigil honors late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Erik Galicia A small crowd gathered at the Riverside County Historic Courthouse on Sept. 19 to pay their respects to a late Supreme Court justice considered a champion of women’s rights. Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Sept. 18 from cancer complications at 87 years old. She served on the Supreme Court since her appointment by

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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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Opinion: Trump’s smears Kamala Harris with another racist “birther” hoax

By Jonathan Ramirez President Donald Trump again resorted to xenophobia and reignited the familiar “birther” conspiracy against his political opponent Kamala Harris with no basis in reality.  After Joe Biden chose Harris to be his running mate on Aug. 11, I was mentally prepared to roll my eyes at the potential racist or sexist remarks

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