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Gabe Gonzalez

Entries by Gabe Gonzalez

Sen. Marco Rubio: "I Got Mine, So Long Suckers"

(9) Comments | Posted October 31, 2011 | 8:41 AM

It is fascinating to see the Republican Party tie itself into knots over the issue of Florida Senator Marco Rubio's citizenship.

Obviously, the man wants to run for higher office, and obviously many in the Republican Party would like him to. But the Republicans have a problem. For years they...

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Non-Breaking News: GOP Opposition to DREAM ACT Is About Race

(85) Comments | Posted December 13, 2010 | 12:15 PM

I want to thank and applaud the candor of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher from California and Glenn Beck of Fox News. They finally had the courage and audacity to say what so many of us knew to be true but would never admit.

The immigration debate is not about law, not...

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Pass the Unemployment Extension. Now.

(54) Comments | Posted December 2, 2010 | 3:00 PM

A couple of my friends lost their jobs the other day. Right after one holiday and before another.

What do you do? I did what I could, I took some of their cards, put them in my wallet and promised to keep my ears open. And I will. I'll...

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No More Dreams Deferred

(3) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 2:51 PM

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a...
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Latino Voters Act as Firewall, Save Democrats from Disaster

(13) Comments | Posted November 3, 2010 | 2:21 PM

As Democrats wake up to a huge wave of Republican victories, especially in the U.S. House of Representatives, we can be certain of one thing: without the massive turnout of Latinos who broke heavily for Democrats in key races, the disaster would have been even more severe.

Case in point,...

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Hate Group Backs High Profile Candidates

(11) Comments | Posted October 21, 2010 | 3:39 PM

Dino Rossi, Sharron Angle, and Ken Buck Amongst those the Haters Love to Love

Arizona GOP Candidate, Jesse Kelly, is up in arms. He claims to be disgusted by people calling attention to his accepting an endorsement from known racists. To wit, when Kelly was called out by the Democratic...

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Lou Dobbs, Hypocrisy and Corporate Power

(140) Comments | Posted October 7, 2010 | 11:15 AM

Fast on the heels of the revelations about Meg Whitman, The Nation exposes another hypocrite in the person of Lou Dobbs, who, it was found, employed undocumented immigrants even as he railed against them, even as he demanded jail time for the very act he committed.


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Hope and Fear

(12) Comments | Posted September 23, 2010 | 4:00 PM

Today, the Republican Party released their so-called Pledge to America. It's written by a former lobbyist to corporate giants such as AIG and Exxon. The plan pledges to increase the deficit by trillions, take health insurance away from tens of millions of people, unleash corporate wrongdoers to wreck havoc on...

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No More Heroes

(1) Comments | Posted April 1, 2009 | 6:39 PM

Last evening, Congress passed a historic national service act designed to bolster programs for civic engagement and volunteering. It's a terrific piece of legislation giving more Americans a chance to be heroes. But its passage made me wonder why our country needs so many heroes. Take for instance, my cousin...

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