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May 19, 2017 Editorial

Nothing defines our values more as a nation than the budget and the investments we make for the future of American families.

These investments signal what’s important and what direction we want to take our nation.

Investments in education indicate the value we put on the future we want for our children. They say we want our kids to be better off than we are now.

Apr 21, 2017 Editorial

Earth Day, April 22, takes on added significance this year as we are seeing environmental protections established by President Barack Obama being rolled back.

Feb 24, 2017 Editorial

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A nation’s potential is aligned closely with the strength of its education system. America’s success is a result of the quality and abundant opportunities in the area of higher education.

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Jan 27, 2017 Editorial

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act took a major step closer toward repealing the law this month.

Republicans, with Democrats unified in opposition, passed a budget resolution that will allow the repeal of the health care law with just 51 votes in the Senate.

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Dec 16, 2016 Editorial

“I woke up inspired to listen today.”

“Thank you so much for this event. My heart is larger from listening to our brave and dedicated veterans.”

These are quotes from two members of the community who had not served in combat and recently attended a special Veterans Town Hall in Balboa Park, sharing their forum experience.

Nov 4, 2016 Editorial

Recent reports about the national debt have mistakenly conflated benefits from Social Security and Medicare with the national debt. Let’s be clear, Social Security and Medicare are not drivers of the national debt.

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Oct 7, 2016 Editorial

It only took seven months but Republicans in Congress finally fulfilled President Barack Obama’s request for emergency funding to fight the Zika virus. The president asked Congress for $1.8 billion back in February.

On Sept. 28, Congress sent the president a spending bill, which included $1.1 billion for Zika.

Aug 26, 2016 Editorial

On Aug. 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed landmark legislation — the Voting Rights Act (VRA) — into law. It knocked down barriers many states had put in place that disenfranchised minority voters.

The impact of the new law was immediate. Nearly a million African-Americans registered to vote in the first four years after the VRA was signed into law.

Jul 29, 2016 Editorial

Ask any teacher and they will tell you it takes strength and perseverance to lead a classroom. Grading papers, inspiring students, calling parents, and moving from one subject or class to another, are some of the tireless activities we think of that teachers toil away at throughout their long working days.

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