Editorials are the opinion of the 49er Editorial Board as a whole.

Physician-Assisted Suicide, Pro or Con?

If you are a competent adult, as defined, you could have the right to make the informed decision to kill yourself – legally. Although the U.S. rid itself of the criminalization of suicide decades ago, there has been no softening of the stigma associated with the act of taking one’s[Read More…]

Obama was right, we should negotiate with the Taliban

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 the ludicrous axiom, which is so often[Read More…]


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