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 »

Our View: FIFA fans’ safer bet is Mexico

June 25, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Our View, Showcase

When it comes to the World Cup, the Daily 49er is split almost evenly between the United States and Mexico. Living in the States should give us a natural bias toward our home team, but somehow we just aren’t under the impression that the U.S. team has much of a chance. Everyone likes an under dog,... Read more »

Our View: The Affirtmative Consent bill is confusing, impractical

Our View: The Affirtmative Consent bill is confusing, impractical

June 18, 2014
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You never know until you try, and when it comes to reducing sexual assault numbers on college campuses, we are willing to try anything — even if we are confused. Senate Bill 967 is one of the latest attempts in California to reduce sexual assault numbers on state-run college campuses. The bill is... Read more »

Obama was right, we should negotiate with the Taliban

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
June 12, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Our View

Following President Barack Obama’s recent decision to swap Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo Bay, critics have assailed his administration for violating the timeless U.S. policy of never negotiating with terrorists. However, this case highlights the need to discard... Read more »

Our View: CSULB graduate’s breastfeeding photo should not be criticized

Our View: CSULB graduate’s breastfeeding photo should not be criticized

June 12, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Our View

No, and no. Karlesha Thurman, a recent graduate of Cal State Long Beach, posted a photo of herself breastfeeding in cap and gown at commencement on a Facebook page called Black Women do Breastfeed. Apparently, some viewers were not too pleased, and Thurman deleted the photo. We agree that breast-feeding... Read more »

Our View: Israel is an apartheid state

Our View: Israel is an apartheid state

June 5, 2014
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Yes, it is. It's important that the international community recognize and acknowledge the situation of separation that presently characterizes Israel. Back in April, The Guardian, and many others, reported that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had warned that, “if... Read more »

Our View: Russia’s ban on swearing is a power move

Our View: Russia’s ban on swearing is a power move

Staff
May 11, 2014
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This just in: the U.S. is not Russia. Shocked? Don’t be, and the two countries shouldn’t be compared as if their social and political standards are the same. At least, that’s how we feel about the alarmed reaction that western world has had to the... Read more »

ASI executives’ sizeable salary increase raises questions

ASI executives’ sizeable salary increase raises questions

Staff
May 7, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Our View, Showcase

Two months ago, Cal State Long Beach students voted to approve a $16 Associated Students Inc. fee increase, and last week, the ASI Senate approved a 2014-15 consolidated operating budget that includes increasing executives’ salaries by 33 percent. ... Read more »