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Medicating children equivalent to abuse

Medicating children equivalent to abuse

By Reggie Santini, Spotlight Editor
February 7
Filed under Opinion

The number of times that a parent or pediatrician has recommended that my son be medicated or analyzed during the short amount of time he has spent on this earth is terrifying. I see a happy child running around the living room at 10 p.m. as his parents talk with their guests. Others see something e...

False security

False security

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
February 1
Filed under Opinion

Trump’s executive order violates rights, breeds fear

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Clean water on verge of pollution disaster

Clean water on verge of pollution disaster

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor
January 31
Filed under Opinion

Climate change is the third enemy to our threatened water supply.

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Sanctuary or bust

Sanctuary or bust

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
December 7
Filed under Opinion

Demagogues throughout history have manipulated insecurities about the economy to pass laws that violate the human rights of minority groups. President-elect Donald Trump cast blame on immigrant and Muslim communities for the shrinking middle class through the loss of low skilled wage jobs to nation...

Protests should burst onto suburban streets

Protests should burst onto suburban streets

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor
December 7
Filed under Opinion

This week, hundreds of veterans and civilians are planning to make the trek from all corners of America to join Native Americans protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in South Dakota after police and private security unleashed an offensive onslaught in their direction over the Thanksgiving holiday. In ...

Experience from newspaper lays out useful habits

Experience from newspaper lays out useful habits

By Christian Urrutia, Web Editor
December 7
Filed under Opinion

Time spent at a community college is often approached with the idea of rushing through it and finishing quickly so one can go on to the next step of their educational path. But I found tremendous value in staying for a prolonged period and choosing to improve certain skill-sets I wasn’t really aw...

Bipartisan ignorance cannot quell hate

Bipartisan ignorance cannot quell hate

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
December 7
Filed under Opinion

President-elect Donald Trump will head the executive branch while Republicans control the majority of seats in the Senate and House of Representatives come January. Contrary to popular belief, the Democratic Party’s greed and liberal sensitivity helped this happen more than any private donor, Republi...

Music industry manipulates artists with money, fame myth

By Anthony Kinney, Advocate Staff
December 7
Filed under Opinion

In our continuously troubling times of social and economic inequality, racial discrimination and police brutality, modern-day rappers and entertainers willingly turn a blind eye to the issues facing American society as they continue to exploit their fans. Even A-list artists who come from impoveris...

Trump fuels call to action

Trump fuels call to action

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
November 17
Filed under Opinion

Fear, anger and uncertainty grips people in cities nationwide in the wake of 60 million voters endorsing Donald Trump as our president-elect, and his policies to “make America great again.” Trump’s resounding Electoral College victory, using a platform built on misogyny, nationalism and xenop...

BART should expand line to West County

BART should expand line to West County

By Salvador Godoy, Advocate Staff
November 17
Filed under Opinion

Ever since BART began operating in 1972 serving the Bay Area, the Richmond line is the only service in the system that has gone without expansion. In the early 1980s, the BART West Contra Costa Extension began initial studies to find possible ways to expand the BART system to San Pablo, Hilltop, Pinole a...

Corporate media groups undermine democracy

Corporate media groups undermine democracy

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
November 17
Filed under Opinion

When accurate journalism is under attack, public awareness is the first casualty. Broadcast news organizations like CNN, MSNBC, NBC, Telemundo, Univision and FOX News ceded accurate and responsible journalism to focus on conflict, misinformation and increasing profit in their coverage of the 2016 p...

Highly visible acts of defiance magnify issues

Highly visible acts of defiance magnify issues

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
November 17
Filed under Opinion

Protestors against the President-elect Donald Trump stood outside of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore during last week’s primetime Thursday Night Football game between the visiting Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens. Football fans had to make their way through hundreds of protesters to make it in...

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