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Arnold's scandal [ 15:22 May 23 2011]

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History was made in 2003 when California had a political earthquake that propelled Arnold Schwarzenegger to the governorship of the richest state in the nation and unseated unpopular Democrat Gray Davis. Recalling a governor was approved in 1911 and attempted 117 times before, but it had never been successful until a good-looking, charismatic immigrant actor used personal charm to seduce voters with optimism and promise of change.

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President Colosio [ 16:31 April 26 2011]

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I was never fond of martyrdom. Expected often of national heroes in the contemporary narrative of political discourse. As if blood was the price exacted to sow seeds of democracy on native tortured soil. A cancerous culture of death births new life to terrorized citizens now audience to madness. Whether it is the Taliban, blood-thirsty Latino drug cartels, or blinded by false-patriotism armies. Violence rules the world of politics as many watch too afraid to act.

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In control [ 09:36 April 15 2011]

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Freedom of expression is a two-way street. Many fellow journalists may want my severed head on a silver platter like St. John the Baptist's for saying this in public, thinking I betray a bigger principle: uncensored access to the masses by an intellectual (unelected) elite. Assuming, of course, the "intellectual elite" includes them. You know, those with the right ideas, the right vision, the right agenda, the right political affiliation, and the right connections. Those in disagreement must be kept out! (Fuera!). Kind of like it was in high school for 'cool' people. In some places the right race or national origin is also required.

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Luis Vega is a Spanish language training provider in Los Angeles who holds a Bachelors of Arts(Journalism/Television Production),Columbia College, Los Angeles, California.