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At long last, the 2016 presidential primaries are (mostly) over. Before anyone breathes a sigh of relief or imagines that we'll get a break before the general election campaign kicks into high gear, forget about it.
As we are getting closer to Donald Trump's nomination, his outrageous behavior has accelerated. He stated that he would not change if he were elected president, insulted the media who have blindly financed him for sake of reality TV and insulted Republican parliamentarians.
Some may be asking, "Why Hillary?" I hope to answer this question with a few facts and opinions. I'll start with early days. Who is Hillary Clinton...
Trump is Trump; and his message and movement are the handiwork of the very establishment that is now rejecting their creations.
Integrating immigrants as individuals and providing them with the means of upward mobility is what has distinguished America from the old world cultures of Europe. It is the foundation upon which America's celebrated aspirational culture has been built. To suggest otherwise in 2016 -- as Trump has done in questioning whether a U.S.-born judge of Mexican lineage can fairly try the case against Trump University -- is also to deny the mixed races and ethnicities that constitute America's makeup today. (continued)
The voice of political populism rings loud and clear this election season. We hear it from both the Right and the Left.
I voted for Bernie Sanders. I was one of the first Latinos to officially endorse him. And I made a pretty good argument (Spanish translation) for it, if I may say so myself. But I'm voting for Hillary Clinton come November. It would behoove Latinos to do the same.
For the first time in our nation's history, a woman is a major political party's presumptive nominee for President of the United States. Whatever your feelings about Hillary Rodham Clinton, this moment is undeniably historic.
Around this time of the year, especially in an election year, everyone begins to become so politically fueled and focused that we can't help but hear "prophecies" all over about the future of America, the future of our world, the future of our children and the next generations.
Don't sell your vote for the hope of a beer with the president. It is a poor test of competence and no president is likely to invite you for a drink of any sort. It ain't going to happen.
This moment was about Hillary, but not about Hillary. It was about finally seeing a person of great competence being recognized for her capabilities to hold the highest office, not about gender. We both support Hillary, but it was deeper than that.
My daughters are only preschoolers now, but the thought of them experiencing half that cruelty at some point makes me shudder. Like any parent, my husband and I strive to raise compassionate girls who practice kindness.
For a while now, I've thought Bernie Sanders was suffering from a rock star complex. After all it's heady being out there on the stage -- intoxicating to look out over the waves of blue and red Bernie signs and U.S. flags, the super-sized crowds that come to his rallies.
Hillary Clinton's victories in last night's presidential primaries have clearly put her over the top, clinching the Democratic nomination. Facing the loudmouthed bigotry and ignorant blustering of Donald Trump this fall, Hillary has an excellent chance of being elected as America's first female president.