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Friday, August 19th, 2016

Austin City Councilman Don Zimmerman to largely Latino group of kids: ‘Do something useful’

*Yeah, this happened. It happened at a city council meeting where citizens gave their opinion on their 2017 budget. Council member Sheri Gallo asked the Latino kids present to promisr they’d register to vote when they turned 18. Zimmerman followed and told the same kids to promise to do something productive and not “have to

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

How Trump is the child of a narcissistic, unholy political marriage

*Henry Flores tell us that the GOP lost control of their party back when they plotted a political takeover. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco When Dwight David Eisenhower left the presidency the Republican Party was seen as a...

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Trumping Trump’s Big Lie About Latinos

*There’s a national campaign in the works to counter Trump’s rhetoric and lies against immigrants and Latinos. VL By Ana Valdez, NewsTaco “I am officially running for President of the United States, and we are going to...

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

It’s Not Funny Mr. Trump!

*The final straw for Henry Flores was Trump’s insinuation of violence against Hillary Clinton. Whether real or not, we’re glad it brought Henry out from his semi-retirement – *smirk*. VL By Henry Flores, News Taco (4 minute...

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Voter ID Agreement Means More Texans Can Vote in November

*This is good news for some Latino voters, who were adversely affected by the Texas Voter ID law. It could also be the beginning of the end for the Voter ID movement that worked to disenfranchise poor...

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Latinos Deserve Total Equality, Not Political Pandering

*What’s the issue here?: “. . . the Latino vote is important when there is someone to elect. But for the remainder of the time, our community is not tapped for leadership opportunities. Nor are we taken seriously...

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Latino Voters Are Tired of Dating…We’re Ready for a Commitment

*The gist of the piece: “Parties, candidates, donors, and funders need to focus on making Latinos full participants in our democracy for the years to come, not just in the 2016 election.” The idea: Latino voting power...

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The politics of American history

*Which great America is Trump talking about? The same one Michelle Obama mentioned, when slaves built mansions? Or the one Eva Longoria spoke of, of Texas-Mexicanos nine generations past? VL By Aaron Sanchez, Commentary & Cuentos (6...

Monday, August 8th, 2016

George P. Bush Tells Texas GOP to Back Trump

*I say it’s a Texas thing, and that’s all I’m saying. It’s a quick read, but that’s about all there is to it. VL By Madeline Conway and John Reynolds, The Texas Tribune (1 minute read) Texas Land...

Friday, August 5th, 2016

For Hillary: This is what you should have told Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I fully intend for Hillary Clinton to read this. I know how these things work. Some of you will share this on social media, and it’ll ripple across networks and find its way...

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Hillary Clinton on taking Latino voters seriously

Aiugust 5, 2016. NAHJ/NABJ UNITY Congference   Lori Montenegro Does the Democratic party, does your campaign take Latino voters seriously or are you talking them for granted that they would automatically vote democratic? Hillary Clinton I take...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Pro-Clinton Group Targets Latinos With Six-Figure Ad In Battleground States

*So now it’s getting serious, right? Six figure media buy to target Latinos in swing states? VL By Laura Barron-Lopez, Huffington Post Latino Voices (1 minute read)  WASHINGTON ― Priorities USA, a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC, is launching...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Washington Perspective: Oh my, what would Ann Richards have to say about The Donald?

By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco Ann Richards, the last Democratic governor of Texas, famously said of former President George W. Bush, “Poor George, he can’t help it — he was born with a silver foot in his mouth.”...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Insiders game-out Clinton’s Cabinet

*This is good for all you inside baseball watchers. Clinton insiders are already vying for position in her inner circle. There are many names mentioned, only one Latino. It’s not because of a lack of  talent or...

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