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 that is what thousands of citizens of the United Kingdom, intoxicated on a steady diet of cheap populism

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Adiós, GOP!

*The GOP might as well say good-bye to Latinos. Trump had derailed them and the party leadership is helpless. VL By Tony Diaz, News Taco A year after Mitt Romney’s 2012 failed presidential bid, Republican National Committee...

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Warren, Kaine, Castro on shortlist as Clinton’s VP search intensifies

*The Democratic convention is a mere 5 weeks away, and Julián Castro is still on the Veep shortlist. What do you think, is  it real, for show, does Castro have chance? VL By Associated Press/Chicago Tribune  (6 minute...

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

You need to read Sonia Sotomayor’s devastating, Ta-Nehisi Coates-citing Supreme Court dissent

*I love that Judge Sonia (I feel I can call her that, ’cause she’s one of us) is making the Supreme Court cool. She writes a scathing dissent about unreasonable searches and seizures and wins the internet!...

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

More than 80 percent of Hispanic women say they will vote in November

*Watch out! Here come the Latinas, and they’re PO’d at The Donald. VL By Fox News Latino (2 minute read) A new poll has found that an overwhelming majority of Latina voters under the age of 40 in...

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Farewell, my Grand Old Party

*The general reaction to this piece has been “this is huge!” It’s an accurate descriptor, with a dig at the GOP presumptive nominee to boot. I did a podcast with Lionel Sosa about a month ago. It...

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Latinos and the Liberal Establishment: A Short History

*Seen through the lens of history, the Latino millennial support for Bernie Sanders isn’t hard to understand.  VL By Aaron Sanchez, Commentary & Cuentos (4.5 minute read) In Berkeley, CA in 1964, Free Speech Movement leader Mario Savio...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Trump faces Hispanic judges in several federal courts

*OK, this is important. Trump faces several Latina judges in other cases (the man is prolifically litigious!): U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro; U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga; and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Granted, none of the three...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Could Trump get judge off the case?

*The question posed is: “Can the Trump defendants force the recusal of this federal judge based on bias, solely because he’s Hispanic? Legally, the answer is: probably not, not for that reason alone.” But, Joe Arpaio got...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Will The Year of Trump Propel Latinas to U.S. Senate?

*This is where declaring presumptive winners matters. There are important down ballot races that could be decided because of voters who don’t go to the polls when winners are presumptively declared. Loretta Sanchez has a good chance...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Rep. Filemón Vela – Open letter to Donald Trump

June 6, 2016 Donald Trump 725 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10022 Dear Mr. Trump, As the United States Representative for the 34th Congressional District of Texas, I do not disagree with everything you say. I agree...

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Texas Congressman to Trump: Shove Border Wall “Up Your Ass”

*What he said. VL By Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune (1.5 minute read) WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela took a poison pen to the Republican presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, in an open letter Monday morning. “Mr. Trump, you’re...

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

If you’re Mexican, you’re “inherently” in a conflict of interest with Trump. Period.

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)  “I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest.” -Donald Trump, in a Wall Street Journal interview, referring to U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel who is presiding over two class action...

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Washington Perspective: What’s so great about Trump’s America?

*Trump’s call for a great, white male dominated America is a call for a return to an ugly past. VL By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco (3.5 minute read) Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” begs the...

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