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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

New Mexico Latino GOP official ousted over Trump piñata says party leader had backed him

*Yeah, because free speech and all. What do you think? The NM GOP has neutrality rules, was this out-of-bounds? VL By Chris Quintana, Santa Fe New Mexican Ignacio Padilla, recently ousted as treasurer of the Santa Fe County Republican Party, said the party chairwoman had enthusiastically supported his criticisms of presidential candidate Donald Trump before

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Washington Perspective: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are not Ronald Reagan

*Ronald Reagan got many Democrats to cross the line and vote for him. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio may be thinking that they can pull the same trick. But what they’re thinking doesn’t match with what they’re saying....

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

In Spanish, Jeb Bush recounts his children were taunted for their skin tone

*Jeb Bush went on Telemundo for a 30 minute interview in Spanish. His fluency is impressive (I know, when a Latino writes those words they sound condescending …). Do you think it matters? I’m not asking if...

Monday, July 27th, 2015

States’ Rights, Individual Liberties and Other American Falsehoods

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco I think it is about time to drive spikes into the cracks of some of these American fabrications.  Apologists and supporters of States’ Rights and Individual Liberties or Individualism claim that these...

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Trump traveled to the border and accomplished nothing of substance

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco This doesn’t mean that the many other labels are now replaced, it means that with his visit today to the U.S.-Mexico border Trump is now worthy of a hyphenated-label. He’s an inconsiderate-megalomaniac, an...

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Welcome to Laredo, Mr. Trump

*Great response to Donald Trump from Texas state Senator Zaffirini. I like that it’s snarky, in a classy sort of way. VL By Judith Zaffirini, TribTalk “I may never see you again,” Donald Trump worried Wednesday on...

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Local Border Patrol Union Pulls Out Of Event With Trump

*An interesting, last-minute development. The Border Patrol union that had originally invited Donald Trump to visit Laredo, Texas, has withdrawn the invitation. They don’t want to meet with him anymore. So when Trump gets to Laredo… ?...

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

GOP Criticizes Trump, Insulting Hispanics Again

*There are several things to point out. One is that Latinos aren’t really on the GOP radar, because if they were their collective response to Trump’s remarks about Mexicans would have been as strong as the reaction...

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Why the constitution remains as relevant as Washington’s chair

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco PHILADELPHIA – According to the tour guides at Independence Hall, ninety percent of the building and its contents are original. Most of the furniture, though, is “of the era” and wasn’t necessarily inside the...

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Why Donald Trump’s Behavior is So Important to Understand

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco By now you may have gotten sick or bored with the entire Donald “The Hair Guy” Trump’s behavior and all the subsequent analyses offered by various pundits.  After watching all the hullabaloo...

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Rep. Steve King: ‘I’m as Hispanic and Latino’ as Julian Castro

*To begin with, anyone who writes “as Hispanic and Latino” is clueless. Furthermore, anyone who would waste precious Twitter characters on  a redundancy doesn’t know what they’re doing. Lastly, the problem with Twitter drive-by posts is that...

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Clinton Leads Hispanic Vote in Univision Poll

*No surprise here. I think Trump’s diatribe against Mexicans pushed Latinos farther away from the GOP brand, and his insistence that “Latinos love him” is pushing him further into the ridiculous. It’s interesting to note that the...

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Trump Says “The Hispanics Love Me”, But New Poll Shows They Can’t Stand Him

*We already know how Latinos feel about Donald Trump, regardless of what he says about himslef. This article puts a number on the dislike. Trump may want to reassess his “The Hispanics love me” remark. But I...

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Senate Confirms First Latina to Federal Court of Appeals, Latino Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo Awaits Confirmation Vote

*Meanwhile, Luis Felipe Restrepo is still awaiting Senate confirmation to join the 3rd circuit Court of Appeals. VL   By Michael Oleaga, Latin Post The U.S. Senate voted and approved the first Latina to serve on the country’s Court...

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