Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Extreme political polarization – such as the current divide between mainstream conservatives and Tea Party activists, or during the Vietnam War when left of center “peaceniks” fought with Southern conservative Democrats – often seems inexplicable to those caught in the middle. The question being asked by Republicans and Democrats alike is: why would Republicans engage

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Small town in Idaho elects first full Latino city council

* By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press/Idaho Statesman BOISE, IDAHO – A small town in rural Idaho broke political barriers earlier this month by electing its first fully Latino city council after voters chose to replace more than half...

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Texas seeks delay in Obama immigration case at Supreme Court

* Washington (CNN) – Texas’ attorney general on Monday asked the Supreme Court for a 30-day extension to file a reply brief In a move that could derail the Obama administration’s attempt to get the court to...

Friday, November 20th, 2015

From the frontline of Hillary’s hispandering

*Aaron Sanchez calls-out Hillary Clinton for hispandering. He says her staff is good at Latino-directed stage craft, and that’s her main problem – he says that on Hillary’s stage Latinos are mere props, without a part, without...

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Lawmakers Question DPS Director on Race Reporting

*Strange, isn’t it, to profile a Latino for a traffic stop then classify that profiled Latino as white. See, if you’re going to classify them as white, then treat them as white. But that would defeat the...

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Heavily immigrant corner of L.A. County sees a new wave of young leaders

*I’ve been seeing many more stories like these since this month’s elections. In Washington state, in Massachusetts, and now this one from L.A. County. Young Latinos are claiming and in some cases reclaiming their cities through technology...

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

The Latina Anti-Immigration Activist Who Set The Stage For Donald Trump

*It’s a long read but worth the investment. You’re going to find names that you may not have been familiar with, but that you should know: Maria Espinoza, John Tanton. The nativist, anti-immigrant wave we see is...

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

What Lindsey Graham and the GOP think they know about Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Lindsey Graham, of all people, knows what I need. In fact, he may know what I need better than I know myself. That’s what he told a group of GOP faithful this past...

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Obama has been a ‘lousy president for people of color,’ Lindsey Graham says

*Isn’t it up to people of color to determine if the president has been bad for them? This is what some politicians don’t get – don’t tell us what you say we should be thinking. It’s condescending,...

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Sources: U.S. Rep. Hinojosa to Retire From Congress

*Hinojosa scheduled a press conference for this morning and his staff was quiet about the reason. The speculation is rampant that he’ll announce his retirement. VL By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rubén...

Friday, November 13th, 2015

In Chelsea and beyond, Latino politicians take center stage

*Across the Mystic from Boston, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Latinos are celebrating significant political victories. Latinos increased their numbers in City Council and the local school board. They admit, though, that there’s still work to be done. VL...

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Political shake-up in Seattle City Council from Latinos who overcame obstacles

*There’s an election shake-up in Seattle to report. Two Latinas are the first to be elected to the city council, but the effect is wider than that. Latinos are making significant gains in Pacific Northwest elections. VL By...

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Fact Check: Ted Cruz’s family history complicates his immigration fear-mongering

*This fact-check digs into Ted Cruz’s debate remarks about his family’s personal immigrant saga, and his claim that immigrants drive wages down. The result? He’s wrong on wages and his family history isn’t the saga he claims it...

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Selective Service Registration: It’s Patriotic, Required And Smart

SPONSORED CONTENT (NAPSI)—When a young man turns 18, he is required by law to register with the Selective Service System. This applies to almost all male U.S.citizens and immigrants living in the U.S. who are 18 through...

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