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Why Santorum is Wrong to Blame the Media

(74) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 12:08 PM

On Tuesday night, as he gave his victory speech after winning both the Alabama and Mississippi primaries, Rick Santorum took a moment--and even seemed to hesitate--when he said, "Who would have ever thought in the age of media that we have in this country today that ordinary folks across this...

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First, They Came for the Mexicans...

(555) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 7:06 AM

I was watching the most recent Republican debate in Tampa. And as one might expect, there were lots of questions specifically about Florida.

Everyone knows there's a large Hispanic community in Florida--more than 22% of the state is Latino--and so most people would probably think it made sense to include...

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The Three Wise Men

(182) Comments | Posted November 14, 2011 | 2:50 PM

There is a joke among Israelis that for every two people here, there are at least three opinions. That's what makes the stories of the three men I'm about to tell you about so unexpected.

They make an odd grouping. One is a Palestinian politician, the other is a leader...

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On the Gaza Border With Israel's "Rocket Man"

(35) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 4:39 PM


It's my second day in Israel.

I'm on a helicopter that takes me directly over the home and farm of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for nearly six years. The grounds are beautifully manicured, but as I...

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A Sign of Promise

(42) Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 2:09 PM

I am in Tel Aviv breaking bread with noted Israeli journalist Henrique Cymerman. His Spanish is as good as his Hebrew, and he has regularly interviewed Israeli prime ministers for decades -- including Yitzhak Rabin less than 24 hours before he was assassinated.

But it's his latest interview that...

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Marco Rubio's Memory Problem

(210) Comments | Posted October 25, 2011 | 7:48 AM

I belong to a group of people who came to America at the expense of all we had. My family left Cuba. We owned a car and a home. We had a good life. And we left it all behind. That's what political refugees do.


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Let's Wake and Smell the "Café"

(26) Comments | Posted August 11, 2011 | 11:17 PM

Arianna Huffington gets it. If there were ever a time when Hispanic-Americans needed to be heard, if there were ever a time for Latino Voices to launch, it is now.

Anyone who's seen the 2010 Census results should understand why. And consider this: by 2020, it's estimated...

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Move Over Twitter... Make Room for Tumblr

(30) Comments | Posted June 20, 2011 | 1:44 PM

Social media has changed the way we receive news. It's also changed how it's reported.

When the "Arab Spring" hit Egypt, I began tweeting. A lot. We were witnessing history and I was riveted to my television and my computer. I tweeted out information and updates for no other...

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It's Time to Audit the Fed

(290) Comments | Posted May 6, 2011 | 3:07 PM

The royal wedding was last week, in case you missed it. Newsrooms here in the US nearly went dark with virtually every reporter embedded in key locations around Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace. It was the century's first "wedding of the century," but we're only a decade in so there...

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You Were Wrong Senator Ensign, This Is Your Problem!

(106) Comments | Posted April 22, 2011 | 5:50 PM

It was New Year's Eve 2009 and Republican Senator John Ensign seemed destined for political glory, maybe even a shot at the presidency. And why not? All the stars were aligning for the brash, handsome Republican superstar from Nevada. All except for one. My producer Gary Daughters and I had...

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Politicians and Porn Don't Mix

(6) Comments | Posted April 6, 2011 | 8:13 PM

The Forward has just run a story on a well-known pornographer named Ben Suky.

Suky is a pornographer who even deals in pirated porn. The Forward documents his support of several philanthropic organizations. Charities are faced with so many hurdles in raising money, and the need for...

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Burning the Quran Is No Childish Game

(2687) Comments | Posted April 1, 2011 | 12:44 PM

Yesterday afternoon, as I played basketball in the driveway with my son and daughter, an argument arose over who hit the ball out of bounds. My feisty 10-year-old daughter tried to settle the argument by launching the ball at the back of her 12-year-old brother's head. That made him so...

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Do Cable TV Wars Cause Real Wars?

(71) Comments | Posted March 29, 2011 | 12:00 PM

We tend to think that the three major cable news networks just compete against each other. They do, but they also compete for our attention against the entire universe of cable networks. Whether it's E!, Bravo or ESPN, they all want us to watch. It's a war -- a cable...

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Senatorial Misstep: Giving Hate an Aura of Authenticity

(516) Comments | Posted March 25, 2011 | 11:26 AM

You know how things sometimes just don't add up, signaling to us right away that something's just not right? Or that someone is not exactly telling the truth? You don't need to be trained as a journalist to figure it out when it happens. All you need is common sense.

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Why South of the Border Matters North of the Border

(133) Comments | Posted March 21, 2011 | 5:25 PM

Mr. President, you were right to go to Latin America. And your critics on the right, and your supporters on the left, were both wrong for criticizing you and for supporting you for the wrong reasons.

Latin America is used to being short-shrifted by U.S. presidents. Your predecessors, Mr. Clinton...

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