Friday, October 21st, 2016

The History of Donald Trump’s Definite Article

*When you add the word “the” before you mention a group of people – like Donald Trump does with “the Mexicans” – they are no longer individual, they aren’t people, they are problems that must be dealt with.  VL By Aaron Sanchez, Commentary & Cuentos (8 minute read) Donald Trump’s minority outreach has failed miserably. 

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Trump’s immigration whisperer

*Trump’s immigration policies aren’t his own. This is the guy who feeds him ideas and one-liners. VL By Glenn Thrush, Off Message (9 minute read) TOPEKA, Kan. — Kris Kobach is only 50, but he’s the closest...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Donald Trump’s kryptonite: millions of active – and furious – Latino voters

*I think Trump is his own kryptonite, but I agree that Latinos will have a lot to do with his political demise this year. Sabrina Vourvoulias urges: “Let’s not wait for an invitation, mi gente. Let’s just...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Latino voters never seem to realize our power. This year could be different

*’Ya think? What’s different about this year? Trump? Is that enough? VL By John Paul Brammer, The Gaurdian (4 minute read) Every election cycle, Latinos don’t quite match their voting potential. But every cycle, it should also be...

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Did Donald Trump cause an outsized surge in Hispanic voters? Probably not.

*For all the anger and anti-Trump energy out there, Latino registration levels have increased by the same levels as years past. VL By Ed O’Keefe, The Waswhington Post (8 minute read) Donald Trump’s attacks on illegal immigrants,...

Friday, October 14th, 2016

These New Podesta Emails Won’t Help Hillary With Latino Voters

*To be fair, Podesta bad-mouths a wide swath of people, from Bernie Sanders supporters to Hillary Clinton’s friend Sydney Blumenthal. What he wrote specifically about Latinos was a personal attack on a couple of high profile Latinos...

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will focus on immigration, Supreme Court

*Can you stomach one more of these? They say it’ll be about immigration, but I’ll bet they go off topic. It’ll be Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. VL By Kurtis Lee, Los...

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

U.S. Latinos Likely to Vote at Lower Rates This Year

*C’mon gente! VL By New America Media The share of Latino voters who say they will definitely vote this year is down from 2012, according to data from the Pew Research Center’s national survey of Latinos, released...

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

How Clinton might promote Congress’s highest-ranking Latino

*This is what’s fueling the talk: he’s the House Democratic Caucus Chairman; he got a prime speaking slot at the Democratic convention; he’s been to 14 states campaigning for Hillary; she calls him her “particular friend”; the...

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Republican Rot!!!!

*Henry Flores says that the seed that produced Donald Trump was planted several generations ago, in 1962, when the GOP formed a power coalition that grabbed power then ossified. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco The politics surrounding...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Hillary won last night becasue it was hers to lose

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco For all the build-up to last night’s Presidential Debate, I can sum-up the outcome in a few words: The three-day lead into the debate was a set-up worthy of the best Hollywood hype...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Today is the deadline for voter registration in four states

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Eligible voters in Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii and Washington have until today to register to vote in the November election. Tomorrow, the 11th, is the deadline in another 14 states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Is it too late to register to vote in your state? Check here

*This is useful. There’s not a lot of time left to register to vote in November. What’s the deadline in your state? VL By Darla Cameron, The Washington Post (4.5 minute read, depending on how many states...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Loretta Sanchez dabbed. Kamala Harris threw shade

*Sanchez’s campaign tried to spin it on Twitter saying the dab was the reason she led among millennials. But she trails in favorability polls by 32 points. VL By Liam Dillon, The Los Angeles Times The moderator in...

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