Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Donald Trump Says Jeb Bush Should Stop Speaking Spanish

*If Trump’s favorability among Republicans is 57%, and GOP voters are about 30% of the electorate, then roughly 17% of the electorate favor him and what he says.  VL By Alan Rappeport, The New York Times A day after taking steps to warm relations with Hispanics, Donald J. Trump may have taken a step backward

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Latino business group chief meets privately with Trump: ‘He listened more than he spoke’

*Here’s what I love about this story: third and fourth paragraphs, there’s so much stuffed between the lines.  All the other news stories said pretty much the same thing, this one took me through the headline mayhem...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

In Iowa, Castro Makes Debut as Clinton Surrogate

*Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign is using the GOP mayhem to its advantage, sending Joaquin Castro to Iowa. “If this is how they’re talking before the election, can you imagine what happens if one of those guys is...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

What Does Donald Trump Really Represent

*Now that the dust is settling after the Trump-Ramos ordeal, we can begin to question the energy behind the headlines. Who are the people who approve of Trump?Are they many, or just loud? VL By Dr. Henry...

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Trump met with CEO of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

*I’m waiting to see what comes of this. It was a closed-door meeting, and apparently Trump asked to meet with Palomarez. VL By MJ Lee, CNN Politics (CNN) The meeting took place at Trump’s midtown Manhattan office...

Monday, August 31st, 2015

4 truths Trump supporters need to remember

*I simple, says Ray Salazar.  What we need to remember about Donald Trump is the stuff we learned at home, the things we know because we learned them from our family and friends. VL By Ray Salazar,...

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Donald Trump may feel Latino voters’ wrath

*Latino political observers are hoping that anger against Donald Trump will translate into political action, voter registration, millennials at the polls. VL By Mercedes Olivera, Dallas Morning News It’s one thing to talk about deporting 11 million...

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Washington Perspective: So they want to be president? They have no idea.

*The truth is that no candidate, of either party, campaign promises notwithstanding, has ever known what awaits them once the reach the White House. VL By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco All of the major Presidential candidates talk about...

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Can Trump Continue to Insult Latinos Without Paying a Price?

*Great piece by Pilar Marrero. My question is, “is this a portent of GOP politics to come?” Will the GOP need to veer further and further to the extreme in order to satisfy the folks who have...

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Trump Anti-Latino Flare-Ups Result Of GOP’s Risky Behavior

*Nuño makes an important point in the Trump/Ramos aftermath. Trump has said outrageous things as candidate for the presidency, yet the outrage spills over a tossed reporter. This isn’t about Jorge Ramos, or Donald Trump for that...

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Feds fire back at Robert Menendez’s effort to get corruption charges dismissed

*Sen. Menendez says he was unjustly treated in an investigation over allegations he had sex with underage prostitutes. But the Justice Department says the investigation was about political corruption, not about sex with prostitutes. It’s a tangled...

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Jeb Bush Co-Chaired Group That Told Politicians Not To Say ‘Anchor Baby’

*Last week Jeb Bush used the “anchor baby” term during a stump speech. A reporter asked him if he understood that the word was offensive to some people. Bush responded, “give me a better term.” VL  ...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

How Many Candidates Have ‘Taken Advantage’ Of Birthright Citizenship, But Oppose It?

*In case you were wondering, the list of “anchor baby” GOP presidential candidates isn’t short. Several were born in the U.S. to non-citizen parents, some were born outside of the U.S. They may want to rethink their...

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

This Is How Much Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan Would Cost America if Mexico Doesn’t Pick Up the Tab

*I like the sarcastic tone of the headline. I don’t like that we’re still talking about Trump. And I like the numbers in this piece. Trump’s immigration plan will cost lots of money, and no one seems...

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