Thursday, July 28th, 2016

It’s official: Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton’s point man for Latino outreach

*First off, I don’t know where Quartz gets off on pronouncing something “official.” Second, they base their pronouncement on the fact that Kaine “competed with a number of ethnic Latino frontrunners” and speaks adequate Spanish on the stump. And third, it’s kinda ridiculous. I’m sure you all can come up with a worthy list of

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Joaquin Castro Causes New Stir as He Considers Senate Run

*What do you think? Joaquín for U.S. Seante? VL By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, has set off a new stir in Texas politics with his remark that he will...

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Once again, Hispanics were considered for VP. Once again, they’re expecting to be passed over.

*I was thinking this very same thing. Once again . . .  There was a lot of hope for possible Latino VP picks, but it was mostly inside the Latino community. Cynical me says that was the...

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Aaron Sanchez: Day 1 & 2 of the GOP Convention

*Aaron does some fact checking and counter-pointing on the 2016 RNC. VL By Aaron Sanchez, Comentary & Cuentos Day 1: Make America Safe Again Monday July 18, 2016 was the first day of the Republican National Convention. ...

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

White House Won’t Punish Julián Castro

*And this happened. VL By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro looks to be off the hook with the White House after the U.S. Office of Special Counsel found that Castro...

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act, Court Rules

*I know it’s not dancing cats on Facebook, or ridiculous memes about cribbed political speeches, but this is a BIG deal. VL By Jim Malewitz, Texas Tribune Texas’ voter identification law violates the U.S. law prohibiting racial discrimination...

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Julian Castro Found To Have Violated Hatch Act In Katie Couric Interview

*You have to be careful when it’s political hunting season and there’s an opposition target on your back. Although, the OSC is non-partisan. VL By Adrian Carrasquillo, BuzzFeed A report prepared by the U.S. Office of Special...

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Mexicans Ain’t White: The Gus Garcia Story

*This is a worthy read, well worth the time invested (it’s only 7 minutes) because not much is known these days about the brilliant jurist Gus C. Garcia, and more needs to be known. He spearheaded the...

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Waiting for My José Julio and Sylvia Stamps

*I had no idea who José Julio Sarria was. But I do now. He was a Latino who transformed his community. Thanks to Eduardo Diaz for writing about him. VL By Eduardo Diaz, Director Smithsonian Latino Center (4 minute...

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Hispanics oppose — but don’t fear — Trump

*Bottom line: Latino voters are so optimistic they aren’t phased by Trump, don’t like him, ain’t afraid of him. VL By Theodore Schleifer, CNN (1 minute read)  Washington (CNN) – Donald Trump might be uniquely unpopular with Hispanic voters,...

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Why the deaths of Latinos at the hands of police haven’t drawn as much attention

*This question has been on the minds of many Latinos for a long time. This article begins to answer the question. It’s by no means a definitive answer, but it makes good points. VL By Nicole Santa Cruz ,...

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Latina Trump supporter featured on CNN is daughter of cartel figure in Southlake murder

*I asked yesterday, and many of you responded, what could explain the “Latina Trump girl?” This explains a lot. VL By Julieta Chiquillo, Dallas Morning News (3 minute read) Miriam Cepeda, a Hispanic college student recently profiled on CNN...

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Daughter of unauthorized immigrant campaigns for Trump on the border

*Can someone explain this? No ranting, please, it’s boring. VL By Julieta Chiquillo, Dallas Morning News  (1.5 minute read) Miriam Cepeda is a 24-year-old student at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the daughter of an...

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Some of Us London Latinos Saw Brexit Coming, is Trump Next?

*From the article: “Let us not fool ourselves. The threat that America will do the same is very real.” VL By Suzanne Ramírez de Arellano, NBC Latino Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves — again. At least...

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