The path to citizenship gave Cuban Americans the opportunity to become full Americans, instead of being stuck in a temporary status or as second-class citizens. The same could happen to my other immigrant neighbors and friends in Little Havana if we give them an opportunity.
Senator Marco Rubio, Cuban-American from Florida, is now officially "on deck." He is idly swinging a practice bat back and forth, in anticipation of his first real major-league performance. This moment, it should be noted, has taken a long time to get here.
Evolution has been a dirty word among GOP hard-liners for a long time. Now, at least, they acknowledge that it has something to do with change over time. A first step, perhaps, in becoming more evolved about evolution.
Every Opening Day I reflect on all the hope that lies ahead for my team, and the zen of the ballyard that makes life worth living. So today, here are six lessons from America's pastime for American democracy.
Immigration is just one of many issues for Latinos, who now number about 50 million in the U.S. The economy, jobs, education, family and health care are all important. But Republicans candidates' message, for instance on social issues, is not in sync with a majority of Latinos.
For the first time in decades -- perhaps since his father denounced Ronald Reagan's voodoo economics in the 1980 primaries -- the old Republican playbook has run its course. In the chaos of today's GOP, Jeb Bush can actually write his own script.
Tempers are hot and passions are running wild across Florida as the governor and legislature go back and forth, up and down on the topic of whether or...
Arianna Huffington and Mary Matalin discuss the two greatest cultural shifts in our lifetimes -- women at work and gays in society. Are Sheryl Sandberg and Rob Portman inflection points? Goodbye to Buchanan and Scalia?
CPAC, always showin' off the pride and joy of America. I was honored to attend such a sacred event. I had to make my accent less apparent because people are only used to the lame stream media Yankees askin' them questions.
The gym lights have been dimmed in preparation for the slow dance. The disco ball, balloons, and streamers are up as the band -- at the request of Republican strategists -- plays Gerardo's seminal "Rico Suave" over the lackluster sound system.
Amid the mish-mash of potential presidential contenders at last weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference, pundit Ann Coulter didn't disappoint her supporters by brandishing once again the language of racialist politics.
The defenders of the status quo argue that U.S. companies will be at a disadvantage if we tax carbon or invest in clean energy because "China's not doing anything." But there are three little problems with this logic.
Are GOP leaders secretly hoping that the Supreme Court, after it hears arguments on marriage equality next week, rules in favor of equality? The GOP's only hope, it seems, is for the Supreme Court to take the issue off the table entirely.
Egypt and the other countries in the Mideast will never be stable, much less democratic, if they murder their neighbors who worship differently. U.S. tax dollars should not buy the Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and its military the armored personnel carriers they use to run over Christians.
I previewed the highly-anticipated findings of the "Growth and Opportunity" project by the GOP. It is estimated that 71 percent of Latinos, 73 percent of Asians and 93 percent of African-Americans voted for President Obama last November.
Monday will be a big day for Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican Party. He will announce the results of a task force he convened, following last November's election, which he asked to "figure out what we can do to grow our party and win more elections."