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How racism, assaults, rapes and murders all connected

It's time to take a closer look at the recent events of San Diego and realize, we cannot have a cook-off until our region eliminates all rapes, assaults, murders, disappearances and other crimes.

The hypocrisy of an anti-gay senator and those who protected his secret

News of the DUI arrest of an anti-gay state senator who had just left a popular Sacramento gay bar with a younger man has spread across the globe faster than a California wildfire moves. And it has opened a Pandora’s box on a number of issues.

Don't ask; please, don't ask

Personally, being gay in the military had zero affect on my ability to perform my duties or others around me to perform theirs. However, this never prevented those intent on removing homosexuality from the Marine Corps, from attempting to root out those of us that served.

When “Done” is not enough

What if leaders at UCSD and around the state stopped kicking the problems of class and racial inequities down the road, stopped exclaiming “Done” to every short-term demand, and stopped faking it in matters of equity, campus climate and quality education?

Yates: Ire about racism at UCSD is misguided

In the aftermath of the "Compton Cookout," and the racial tension that has grown on the UCSD campus, the blame hoisted on the university should be directed toward the real source.

Reasons To Be Optimistic

So far, 2010 has been a year of challenges. We continue to hear the economy is improving but prices don’t reflect it.