julian castro


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The Winner of Last Night’s Iowa Caucus was Julián Castro

*Really? You think so? I understand the premise, but doesn’t imagining a Castro VP slot reduce him to a piece on a political chess board? The narrative becomes an “if-then” proposition and we go back to the same-old Latino narrative problem – it’s not that he’s capable and deserving, it’s that he can solidify votes

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Amid Intense VP Buzz, Julián Castro Tours Iowa for Clinton

*This past weekend U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Javier Palomarez endorsed Julián Castro for Vice President. Castro wasn’t there for the endorsement, he was traveling through Iowa, stumping for Hillary Clinton. When asked point-blank about his...

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

The Interview: Rosie Castro

*What I like about this interview is that it reminds us that Latino politics didn’t pop-up recently on Twitter. The place Latinos have achieved is a work in progress that has a generations and decades-long history of...

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Julián Castro for Governor of Texas?

*When asked if he’s thinking of running for Governor of Texas, Julián Castro said no, for now, but not never … VL By Josh Hinkle, KXAN As political speculation continues to swarm around the vice-presidential possibility of...

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Sources: Julian Castro Is Endorsing Hillary Clinton For President This Week In San Antonio

*This is probably the worst kept secret in Democratic Party politics. It was just a matter of when. So, officially, it’ll be this Thursday at a rally to launch a Latinos for Hillary group in San Antonio....

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

In American politics, se habla español

*The use of Spanish in American politics is not new. Latinos, especially Mexican-Americans, have known this for generations. In fact, I’d say that part of the problem with low Latino voter participation may have to do with...

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...

Monday, June 15th, 2015

So You Can’t Speak Spanish

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco It’s become evident that a double standard exists when it comes to the virtue of speaking our mother tongue.  Recently, Julian Castro and Ted Cruz were vilified for not being able to...

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

The campaign to put Julian Castro on Hillary Clinton’s VP shortlist

*There’s been plenty of high-volume speculation about Julián Castro as Hillary Clinton’s running mate. And while the speculation is good overall, it’s also pre-mature. Clinton isn’t the nominee, and there are doubts about Castro’s preparation to be...

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Julian Castro just basically tried out to be Hillary Clinton’s vice president

*Adding fuel to the rumor fire. Coming form the Washington Post it should be more than mere chisme. Or is it? VL   By Amber Phillips, The Washington Post When it comes to Hillary Clinton’s  private e-mail server,...

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Hillary Clinton-Julian Castro 2016: an already inevitable Democratic ticket?

*The first week after Hillary Clinton’s campaign launch isn’t over yet, and already there’s growing speculation about Julián Castro in the Democratic ticket. Granted, the speculation about Castro as VP isn’t new, but it will only intensify. VL...

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

The Power of Two

*There’s no denying the Castro brothers’ star is quickly rising. HUD Secretary Julian Castro appeared on The Daily Show this week, and Congressman Joaquin Castro will be on the Bill Maher program as well. VL By Andy...

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Obama The ‘First Latino President’? No, But Here’s 6 Hispanics Who Might Be One Day

*Here’s a good response to Labor Secretary Tom Perez saying that his boss, President Obama, is the first Latino president. I don’t expect unanimous agreement on the politicians on the list – what’s an internet post without...

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Eva Longoria to Produce Show Based on Life of Twin Politicos, Julian & Joaquin Castro

*The new TV program is loosely inspired by Julian and Joaquin Castro. The key word is loosely. How does that work? Any slight insinuation about the Castro twins is gong to be taken as a full-on depiction...

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