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Deedee Garcia Blase

Willie Nelson's Good Southern Texas Hospitality for Refugee Children

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Known for his country outlaw music with Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and others, at one time "they called Willie crazy, but nowadays they call him a saint." I hope Willie secures several generations of music enthusiasts from one of the fastest growing demographics in our Nation.

What Chicanos (Mexican-Americans) Can Learn From the Revolutionary Steve Jobs in a New Era

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 02.20.2013 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

I think it's time to snap out of this crusty old thinking, and it might be a healthy idea for us to evaluate whether or not we are becoming blind sheep. Life-giving blood is constantly on the move in our veins, but do we act like it? Should we not be more alive, passionate and become a positive source of energy?

Mitt Romney Repeating Old Tea Party Idea of Killing Children's Educational Programs

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Last night, Romney proved he is willing to continue being an empty zinger-filled warmonger while promoting the slashing of programs that have helped American families (or the 99 percent).

Patriotic Latino Veterans Remember Our Fallen Heroes And Soldiers

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 07.29.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Although it seems that the media does not do enough to portray patriotic Latinos and their contributions to American wars, let us not be dismayed. Instead, let us all remember great leaders in American history, and create a culture of unity.

Janell Ross

Marco Rubio: A Latino Leader Or Enemy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 04.27.2012 | Latino Voices

Sitting behind a computer screen in his Los Angles-area home, Luis Alvarado was sipping coffee and making his usual online run though the morning’s ...

I Am Joaquin Luna: A Reminder of the Rodolfo Corky Gonzales Poem

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Why did Corky choose the name "Joaquin"? Was it a premonition? Was Corky accurate when he said our fathers have lost the economic battle? Perhaps not. All we know is what we are left with.

Librotaficante Visits Immigration Ground Zero Sparking Another Chicano Movement

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 05.21.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Mexican-Americans and Chicanos are tired of perceived anti-Latino laws here in the Southwest and it is time for us to give political covering to school officials and politicians who do not perceive Mexican-Americans and our growth rate as a threat.

Welcome Home, Troops!

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 02.17.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Our troops are withdrawing during a time in which many in our nation feel broken and down trodden. Welcome home, Iraqi troops. We missed you and we love you.

Why It's Difficult for Minorities to Return to the Republican Party

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 02.10.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

I appreciate and know that Lenny is being well-intentioned when he asked me to come back to the Party. However, it struck a nerve.

Arizona Needs a "Scrooge" Sheriff without the "Bah, Humbug"!

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 02.03.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Change is in the air however, much to the chagrin of Joe Arpaio and his remaining allies. Not until now has Arpaio faced such a battle to retain his position as Sheriff.

Marco Rubio, Show Them Your Papers, Please.

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 12.29.2011 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

t was unfortunate for me to learn about Rubio defending Arizona's "papers, please" law, but now birthers and nativists are asking his family to show their papers. What it amounts to is that at the end of the day Rubio is just like the rest of us.

No New Latino GOP Votes Until Immigration Reform

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 10.24.2011 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

So what will it take for the GOP to save itself from losing an entire generation of Latino voters? Senate Republicans must display leadership on comprehensive legal immigration reform to make up for their dismal Dream Act vote in 2010.

Saki Knafo

Conservative Latina Activist Takes On The Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices

When George W. Bush won 44 percent of the Latino vote in 2004, a record for a Republican presidential candidate, DeeDee Garcia Blase took pride in kno...