latino politics


Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Supreme Court Tie Deals Blow to Obama’s Immigration Order

*This was not good news for President Obama or for the 4 million undocumented people who will be affected by the ruling. This doesn’t mean that DAPA or an extension of DACA are finished. But it does mean that nothing will happen on immigration during the remainder of the Obama presidency. It also puts the

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Warren, Kaine, Castro on shortlist as Clinton’s VP search intensifies

*The Democratic convention is a mere 5 weeks away, and Julián Castro is still on the Veep shortlist. What do you think, is  it real, for show, does Castro have chance? VL By Associated Press/Chicago Tribune  (6 minute...

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

You need to read Sonia Sotomayor’s devastating, Ta-Nehisi Coates-citing Supreme Court dissent

*I love that Judge Sonia (I feel I can call her that, ’cause she’s one of us) is making the Supreme Court cool. She writes a scathing dissent about unreasonable searches and seizures and wins the internet!...

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

More than 80 percent of Hispanic women say they will vote in November

*Watch out! Here come the Latinas, and they’re PO’d at The Donald. VL By Fox News Latino (2 minute read) A new poll has found that an overwhelming majority of Latina voters under the age of 40 in...

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Farewell, my Grand Old Party

*The general reaction to this piece has been “this is huge!” It’s an accurate descriptor, with a dig at the GOP presumptive nominee to boot. I did a podcast with Lionel Sosa about a month ago. It...

Friday, June 17th, 2016

House rejects effort to ban undocumented immigrants from military service

*Now lets work at getting the deported veterans back home. VL By Cristina Marcos, The Hill In a break from previous votes on the issue, the House on Thursday rejected two GOP proposals to prevent the Obama...

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Latinos and the Liberal Establishment: A Short History

*Seen through the lens of history, the Latino millennial support for Bernie Sanders isn’t hard to understand.  VL By Aaron Sanchez, Commentary & Cuentos (4.5 minute read) In Berkeley, CA in 1964, Free Speech Movement leader Mario Savio...

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Ryan Security Plan Stresses Border Control, Immigration

*Second sentence, second paragraph, House speaker Paul Ryan will announce his immigration plan today because he wants to establish a plan to unify his party. It’s heavy on border security. So it’s not about the need for...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Trump faces Hispanic judges in several federal courts

*OK, this is important. Trump faces several Latina judges in other cases (the man is prolifically litigious!): U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro; U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga; and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Granted, none of the three...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Could Trump get judge off the case?

*The question posed is: “Can the Trump defendants force the recusal of this federal judge based on bias, solely because he’s Hispanic? Legally, the answer is: probably not, not for that reason alone.” But, Joe Arpaio got...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Will The Year of Trump Propel Latinas to U.S. Senate?

*This is where declaring presumptive winners matters. There are important down ballot races that could be decided because of voters who don’t go to the polls when winners are presumptively declared. Loretta Sanchez has a good chance...

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Texas Congressman to Trump: Shove Border Wall “Up Your Ass”

*What he said. VL By Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune (1.5 minute read) WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela took a poison pen to the Republican presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, in an open letter Monday morning. “Mr. Trump, you’re...

Monday, June 6th, 2016

BuzzFeed Backs Out of ‘Significant’ Ad Deal With RNC Over Trump’s Rhetoric

*I wonder how much money they left on the table? VL By Christopher Heine, Adweek (2.5 minute read)  What’s worse for our nation’s health? Donald Trump or cigarettes? They’re about equal, per an email from BuzzFeed CEO...

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Latino students upset over McDowell prank; seniors won’t face disciplinary action

*The high school principal said “In viewing the actual photo and what took place, there’s not anything offensive in the photo.” The students were not disciplined. VL By Evan Donovan, WLOS (3.5 minute read) Some Latino students at McDowell...

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