Monday, February 20th, 2017

Why Should We Worry About Donald Trump?

*Why you should read this: Because the Trump/Putin relationship, or lack of it real or imagined, is a dangerous for what it assumes about both the Russians and the U.S. president. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (4 minute read)   I know I swore not to pronounce his name in public ever again but the

Friday, February 17th, 2017

The White House has found ways to end protection for ‘Dreamers’ while shielding Trump from blowback

*Why you should read this: Because one of the reasons Trump is hesitating to include DREAMers in his deportation plans is because they are a well-organized group with “prominent backing.” Because despite the president’s hesitation his staff...

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Trump, the Wall and the Spanish Language

*Why you should read this: Because, as Ilan Stavans says, the decision “to bring down the Spanish-language side of the White House website is an egregious attack against an essential aspect of today’s America.” Because walls have...

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Texas GOP congressman slams Trump plan for border wall

*Why you should read this: Because it says a lot that a GOP Congressman from the Texas-Mexico border area thinks the Trumpian wall “is the most expensive and least effective way to secure the border.” VL By Elise...

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Mandatum: The thing Trump doesn’t have

*Why you should read this: Because Henry Flores lays out the simple reason Donald Trump does not have a mandate – regardless of what he may say (or Tweet). VL By Herny Flores, NewsTaco (3.5 minute read)   ...

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Castro brothers confront Trump era

*Why you should read this: Because it begins to answer the question many people have: What’s next for the Castro brothers? VL By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune (6 minute read)  Before Nov. 8, Julián Castro liked to...

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

A list of Latino Congressmen who won’t be attending Trump’s inauguration, and why

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (3.5 minute read) At last count there are twelve Latino U.S. Congressmen who will not be attending Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. That number may change. When I counted the announced no-shows last night...

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

8 Latino Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump’s inauguration

*Why should read this: Because the list of Latino Congressmen who are skipping Trump’s inaugural is growing. VL By Elise Viebeck, The Washinton Post (3 minute read)  A growing group of Democratic lawmakers will boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s...

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Latinos and the Future of American Politics

*Why you should read this: Because it’s worth the time investment – it’s a 20 minute read. Because it takes a frank look at U.S. Latino politics and sketches a path forward. Because it’s a good conversation...

Monday, January 16th, 2017

A Latino on Trump’s Cabinet? It Would Be a Setback, Here’s Why

*Why you should read this: Because this is a conversation worth having. Because Trump has yet to name a Latino to his cabinet and many think it’s better that way. VL By Suzzane Gamboa, NBC News (8 minute...

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

The Obama Farewell speech failed to inspire

*I disagree with Ray on this. I think the president’s speech was well written and well delivered. It’s not tradition for a departing president to make bold statements in a farewell speech. The last two presidents made...

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Why Sen. Jeff Sessions’ record in Alabama could complicate his confirmation

*This is happening today and it affects all Americans. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, the most powerful law enforcement officer in the country, has a documented history of  opposing civil rights and immigration reform. The...

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Critic joining Trump coalition means loss of important Latino voice

*I have questions for Palomarez. He has now become one of a few voices that will tell the U.S. Latino story in the Trump upper circles, where the true Latino story isn’t heard. So, what does he...

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Meet Colorado’s First Latina Speaker of the House

*Something to learn from this story about how Latina leaders are formed: politics was always discussed at her family’s dinner table. VL By Luc Hatlestad, 5280 (11 minute read) On an unseasonably warm afternoon this past October,...

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