Where's the love for Puerto Rico?
Mexico has the numbers, while Cuba has the mystique. They both have the simpatico from the President of the United States too. Meanwhile, Puerto Rico is sinking and shrinking and the love isn't there. What's up with that, Senor Obama and my global Latino brethren?
Those of us in the Latino community stand on the shoulders of Raul, not only because of his extraordinary record of service and incomparable vision, but also because of his integrity. He deserves better. Much better.
Immigration reform is not a game that we're playing and, frankly, our communities don't need stewards in Washington, we need allies. We need those with access to open space for our own voices to be heard.
Regardless of region, age, party affiliation, or gender, Latino voters believe that balancing the federal budget should not come at the expense of families and children. If that is the case, then the sequester must go.
While Latino children have made gains in several areas such as health insurance coverage and preschool attendance, the reality is that Latino children, as well as black children, lag far behind their white counterparts in almost all measures of child well-being.
While some are content to wait on job recovery to fix our foreclosure mess, economists are telling us that a revitalized housing market will create jobs and is necessary to move our entire economy forward.
And while Gov. Romney and President Obama lay out their cases for how they plan to guide this country through the economic crisis to recovery, they seem comfortable leaving families in the dark about how they plan to stem the bleeding in the housing market.
The problem, however, seems to be that this candidate either doesn't remember all that encompasses the "American Dream" or, more troubling, doesn't have a plan to fix one of its basic elements--homeownership.
Paul Ryan, Senator Alan Simpson and former white house staffer Erskine Bowles argue that we should slash middle class benefits, raise the retirement age, and cut cost-of-living protections that would hurt the lowest-income seniors
Two years is welcome certainty for a sluggish economy but a blink of an eye for policymaking. NCLR is committed to monitoring implementation of transportation reauthorization and helping to pave the way for strong legislation in 2014.
Geithner's public statement in support of principal reduction is cause for celebration, but DeMarco has further entrenched himself as the major obstacle to taking principal reduction to scale. The enduring housing crisis requires bold steps and true solutions.
Latino influence on our economy, our culture, and our politics will only increase in the coming years. But what about the environment? Where do Hispanics in the United States stand on issues like clean energy, protection for wilderness, and climate change?
Without a doubt, more needs to be done to protect all borrowers from predatory lending and steering. Financial companies on Wall Street must be held accountable with tougher rules and enforcement to prevent the practices that caused the financial crisis.