Taking a job at a multi-level marketing firm would be a tacky signpost of any first-tier politician's professional trajectory. It's especially unsightly when that politician is Antonio Villaraigosa.
The close to 8 million Latino evangelicals owe a deep debt of gratitude to leaders like King, Rosa Parks, César Chavez, Joanne Robinson, and Fannie Lou Hamer. Our debt to them and to the Gospel is to be sure we are part of the on-going movement for civil and human rights in the U.S. and all over the world.
AB 327, which was basically written by lobbyists for Big Energy, seeks to lower the amount high-end users pay for kilowatt electricity by increasing the amount the majority of us pay.
One of the most important dynamics relating to the large numbers of foreign immigrants that live and work in the United States has gotten relatively little attention - that is, remittances.
To begin to understand the implications and politics of the conditions of this group of nine young undocumented immigrants, the DREAM 9, we must take a brief look at the condition of corporate immigration detention centers in the United States.
The Republican Party struggles to reform its image amongst Latinos, immigrants and women. Bills being proposed and pushed nearly exclusively by Republicans which are harmful to victims of domestic or sexual violence, racially discriminatory and increase deportations are not the way to proceed.
They occupy the most sympathetic space in the immigration debate, and they are currently wearing green jumpsuits behind bars at Eloy Detention Center for visiting mom at the same time the immigration debate hits a fevered pitch.
For years, there has been an ongoing dispute surrounding the use of the term "Hispanic" or "Latino." What's the big deal, some might say? After all, these are just names used to identify certain ethnicities, and what's really in a name anyway?
The language of stigmatization allows Rep. King to wash his hands of any responsibility and to justify his abhorrent actions.
A summer of gridlock is clearly not good for the business of Washington or for its popularity. Thankfully, two new books help make some sense of what's right and wrong with Congress.
Kathleen Brown was on her third campaign manager, and things weren't going well. She had begun as the toast of the East Coast-based national media, with a big lead in the polls over incumbent California Republican Governor Pete Wilson.
Gohmert and many other Republicans face the same choices: continue to alienate a growing voter bloc in pushing against immigration and ruin your changes to appeal to a broader audience, or take a sharp loss now by getting ahead of the issue.
Social scientists have uncovered a phenomenon when it comes to measuring public attitudes: People are often reluctant to express support for a policy or to report unfavorable attitudes toward a group if this attitude is not "politically correct" or if they fear "social sanctioning" from their peer groups.
There is an absolute civil war within the Republican Party on the issue of immigration reform.
This was one of the reasons why the DOMA decision was so well accepted that the Castro lit up for an impromptu celebration that rivaled Pride.