Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Surprise! Donald Trump is wrong about immigrants and crime

*A fresh look at the Donald Trump Mexico-comment story. After two weeks, with the list of companies dumping Trump growing (mattress manufacturer Serta droped Trump yesterday) and the commentary and op-ed’s coming faster than we can read them, I’ve been searching for something new, something that hasn’t been said already. I’m happy to see the

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Backlash against Trump is not a movement, yet

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Felix Sanchez and America Ferrara have each published opinion pieces about the reaction to Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican’s and Mexican immigrants. Sanchez is the chairman and co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation...

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Selective Service: It’s the Law & Easy to do Online

SPONSORED CONTENT PRESS RELEASE (NAPSA)—Today’s technology may mean that a required rite of passage for young American men is much easier than it was for previous generations. Here’s how: You are required by law to register with...

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Washington Perspective: The Right’s Cognitive Dissonance, or the “Dick Cheney Effect”

By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco When the Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling on same-sex marriage, more than a few people couldn’t help but think about the former Vice President’s struggle with this issue.  At a time...

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Justices rule 5-4 that independent panels can draw election district lines

*Expect a rush of lawsuits across the country challenging the way electoral districts are drawn. Political parties in state legislatures used the old system of drawing districts to perpetuate their hold on power. The change is not...

Friday, June 26th, 2015

LGBT Latinos Celebrate Historic Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

*This was, by far, one of the  most anticipated Supreme Court decisions in many years. For many LGBT Latinos this is a day of personal celebration. VL By Raul A. Reyes, NBC News Growing up in El...

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Obama scolds transgender immigrant who heckled him at White House: ‘Shame on you!’

*An awkward moment, to say the least. There’s a lot to unbundle. The president refered to the White House as his house, and yes, he and his family live there and the people present were invited. But...

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

There Is No Homogenous Latino Catholic Vote

*The truth is that there is no homogenous Latino anything. Even the Spanish we speak has nuanced differences. So religion, and Catholicism specifically, are folded into that idea. What this writer says is that there are blatant...

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Controversy erupts after undocumented immigrant waves Mexican flag at graduation

*There was a poll done after Indira Esparza waved a Mexican flag when she graduated from the University of California, San Diego. Forty-five percent of the respondents said they saw it as a sign of pride in...

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s security team booted Latino group from speech, leaders claim

*The day of Bush’s announcement the attention was on the group of immigration protesters who got into the event and caused Jeb to go off script.  But not all groups were allowed to stay in the venue....

Monday, June 15th, 2015

DACA’s Three-Year Anniversary

*It’s been three years since President Obama signed the DACA executive action. In that time there’s been no movement on comprehensive immigration reform, one of the main reasons he signed the order. So now DACA is quickly...

Monday, June 15th, 2015

5 Policy Issues that Show Why Jeb Bush Will Lose the Latino Vote

*Jeb Bush is set to officially announce his candidacy for president today. And with that intense scrutiny begins –  as if it hadn’t already. Barreto and Segura make five good points about Bush and the coveted Latino...

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Presidential Elections 2016

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco Although it is still early to be thinking about who to vote for in the 2016 Presidential Elections, after all President Obama still has more than a year in office, the media...

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

A friendship for the ages

*Kerry Kennedy writes about her father’s (Bobby Kennedy) friendship with Cesar Chavez. It’s a piece about a special bond between two visionaries, about their legacy and the work to be done. VL By Kerry Kennedy, San Jose...

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