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Latino Votes in 2012 - My Response to the New America Media Story

(3) Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | 10:16 AM

New America Media published a story today about the growing controversy surrounding White House adviser Cecilia Munoz.

While I believe the story is a fair representation of the conversation I had with reporter Elena Shore there is one area that I believe was presented without full context. I...

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Walker and Company Engaged in Political Perversion

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2011 | 11:15 AM

On Friday I had the opportunity to interview the determinedly proactive labor leader Eliseo Medina. Medina serves as International Secretary Treasurer of the SEIU and has been called one of the most successful labor organizers in the country. In the wide ranging interview Medina offered a current analysis of the...

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Obama Is in Latin America, in Case You Missed It

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2011 | 1:08 PM

Never has the historical misdirection of America's decades-entrenched foreign policy been seen in such focus as it was this week. President Obama attempted his first Latin American policy excursion over the last few days and was continually distracted by new action in the Middle East.

As is necessary in the...

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To the DREAM'ers

(25) Comments | Posted December 18, 2010 | 3:06 PM

To the DREAM'ers,

Over the last 5 years we have had the incredible honor of being able to report and comment on the vitally important DREAM movement. Nothing has come close to the inspiration that you have given us almost weekly and sometimes daily through your courageous efforts. So first...

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Whipping the DREAM Votes

(23) Comments | Posted November 30, 2010 | 12:43 PM

Senior Senate officials confirmed today that Leader Harry Reid continues to passionately look for votes to pass the Dream Act. Reid has promised to bring the bill that will create a new generation of legal American taxpayers out of the shadows by the end of this legislative session. The Act...

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Buenos Dias Democrats!

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2010 | 9:07 AM

Good morning my fellow Democrats!

Midterms can be nasty. They sometimes are so nasty that they change the balance of power if even partially. But rarely are they game changers like this one.

The media has unsurprisingly failed to report and therefore the folks at the DNC and their...

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Suppression of the Empire -- Robert Deposada's Adventure

(16) Comments | Posted October 19, 2010 | 12:10 PM

Robert Deposada has sold out his community. Deposada, a GOP operative from the failed Bush Presidency, crossed a critical line this week by developing and placing ads urging Latino voters to stay home and not vote during this important election cycle. The ads are not only despicable in purpose but...

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The Accented Silence of Tibi Ellis

(1) Comments | Posted October 4, 2010 | 1:41 PM

"I took up our servants' cause and informed my parents that in following their Christian teaching and their experiences in The United States with the civil rights movement if they didn't allow the servants to eat with us, then I would eat in the kitchen with the servants."- Tibi Ellis,...

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Reid Turns on the Lights

(7) Comments | Posted September 16, 2010 | 12:38 PM

This week Leader Reid turned on the lights in US Senate. As expected when you turn on the lights some creatures are scattering. Reid has committed to add the Dream Act to a Defense Authorization bill. The Dream Act will allow undocumented students to finish school or enter the military...

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The New Scare: Breitbart and Post Racial America

(14) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 8:44 AM

Racial McCarthyism abounds in 2010. America is scared and any accusation of racism is quickly and aggressively addressed. But the protection against racism and bigotry in post racial America is now confined to perceived offenses towards Anglo Americans.

While Anglo Americans have not suffered the nooses of the KKK, have...

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Latino Voters Not Muted

(4) Comments | Posted July 12, 2010 | 2:27 PM

The folks in charge of Democratic political strategies decided last year that immigration should not be a topic in this year's fall elections. The head in the sand strategy was so pervasively accepted that Democratic controlled state legislatures like Colorado dumped key immigration agenda items in an ill fated attempt...

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Headless Corpses, Phantom Crimes Rates, & the Sarah Palin of the Desert

(9) Comments | Posted July 8, 2010 | 11:54 AM

Jan Brewer is a lousy Governor. As Brewer positions herself as the new darling of the GOP her handlers are wishing that anti-immigrant passions will obfuscate any real analysis of her performance as an appointed head of a State. However any objective view of her performance to date indicates that...

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Happy Cinco de Boycott!

(83) Comments | Posted May 5, 2010 | 12:08 PM

The fabled Mexican battle at Puebla will be commemorated today although most people celebrating it wont know what they are celebrating. Cinco de Mayo is not as celebrated in Mexico as it is in the US. Cinco de Mayo is in fact a uniquely American celebration about one of it's...

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Reid on Immigration vs. Climate: Whatever Comes First

(3) Comments | Posted April 28, 2010 | 12:16 PM

As the pressure mounts around the country on the police state known as Arizona, eyes turn to Washington for comprehensive immigration reform. Top Senate aides informed me this morning that despite news stories to the contrary, Majority Leader Harry Reid has not backed off of the idea of pursing an...

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Jan Brewer's Big Weekend

(1) Comments | Posted April 26, 2010 | 3:27 PM

While the state known as Arizona seethed and Latino parents fell on their knees with Rosaries in hand to pray for the future of their children Governor Jan Brewer went out for a tony dinner with gal pal and media made millionaire Sarah Palin. So happy was Brewer about her...

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AZ: Students Arrested for Protesting Police State

(3) Comments | Posted April 21, 2010 | 10:43 AM

Yesterday, a group of students were arrested in Arizona as they protested the bill that would make them vulnerable to future harassment in their home state, in their home country.

The arrests led to even more unrest as supporters of the incarcerated youth turned up at the jail and demanded...

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AZ Gov. Jan Brewer's Choice

(101) Comments | Posted April 20, 2010 | 10:48 AM

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is about to decide the fate of her state, that of her party, and her own political future. Brewer is contemplating whether or not she should sign the latest in political assaults against ethnic minorities in America. The bill sitting lightly on her desk and heavily...

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America Must Boycott Arizona

(386) Comments | Posted April 15, 2010 | 1:10 PM

Arizona is the Alabama of the new century and Maricopa County is the new Selma. America and the world should boycott GOP Governor Jan Brewer's red state.

While Arizona struggles with budget deficits its' legislature has decided to legalize racial profiling in a effort to arrest and deport undocumented families....

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The Party "De No"

(25) Comments | Posted March 29, 2010 | 10:25 AM

As luck would have it, the GOP has fallen quite unexpectedly into their first effective bi-lingual messaging campaign. The GOP, long known for its inability to communicate with Latino voters, is now on the verge of being able to communicate its intentions cross-culturally and across the language barrier like never...

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The Broken Senate Breaks Dreams

(2) Comments | Posted March 10, 2010 | 9:35 AM

The US Senate is broken, and the health care debate is only the most current symptom of the problem. An earlier sign of the Senate's inability to confront difficult decisions was during the 2007 immigration debate. During that the debate the American people, when polled, continually affirmed they wanted reform...

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