A domestic pause cannot be replicated overseas, and the debate drones on

Paige Pelonis, Editor-in-Chief
July 23, 2014
Filed under Opinions

Noise and safety. They sound like reasonable priorities, especially if the topic of interest happens to be drones, excuse me, “unmanned aircrafts.” If the National Park Service can get the ball rolling on a temporary ban on small-scale, personal-use drones within the area of a national park purely... Read more »

Right to be forgotten must be extended to Americans

Michael Wood, Assistant Opinions Editor
July 23, 2014
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Today, Google is 16 years old. Facebook is 10 years old, and Youtube is 9 years old. In the fast-moving world of the Internet, which has only been around in a useful form for approximately 20 years, these sites have become institutions. In fact, many of us have had accounts on these sites since we were... Read more »

Gaza-Israel conflict: Blame Hamas, not Israel

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
July 23, 2014
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Hostilities have quickly escalated, following the recent kidnappings and murders of Israeli and Palestinian teens and the collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Hamas has been indiscriminately launching a barrage of rockets at civilian population centers. Last Thursday, Hamas inserted 13 jihadist... Read more »

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Paige Pelonis, Editor in Chief
July 17, 2014
Filed under Opinions

In June, the Daily 49er published this cartoon:   The image is a well-drawn gibe at the long-debated Affirmative Consent Bill, or SB 967. When this cartoon was published, it went along with an “Our View” article, which reflected the Daily 49er staff’s majority opinion about the pending... Read more »

California’s death penalty found unconstitutional, a golden opportunity

Michael Wood, Assistant Opinions Editor
July 17, 2014
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Seemingly out of the blue, the death penalty in California has been put under the microscope, with new scrutiny being cast upon the most controversial aspect of our judicial system. A federal judge in Orange County ruled last Wednesday that the death penalty as it is practiced in California is unconstitutional... Read more »

American inaction in Syria will haunt the region for decades

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
July 9, 2014
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For those of us who value the “Responsibility to Protect Doctrine,” the case for using coercive measures in Syria is a slam dunk: President Bashar al-Assad has used barrel bombs, mass imprisonment, artillery, chemical weapons and other lethal methods to butcher his own civilians, resulting in the... Read more »

Israel’s violence against an American should not be dismissed.

Michael Wood, Opinions Assistant
July 9, 2014
Filed under Opinions

It seems to occur like clockwork. Every couple of years, crisis and violence engulf the Palestinian territories, with little results, little movement and very little progress toward peace. In situations such as these, one has to wonder who the instigator is, who is provoking the violence and prompting... Read more »

Should Obama Care be allowed to legally require all employers to fund healthcare plans that afford contraceptives, despite personal beliefs of the employers?

July 2, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Our View

SCOTUS says no, but we think that might be the wrong answer. If the root of this debate were not grounded in religious preference, we might feel differently; however, it’s difficult to shy away from the fact that this debate arose as a result of a Christian corporation’s beliefs. The fact of the... Read more »