NewsTaco

politics

image

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill Attacks Immigrants Who Made ‘Texas Miracle’ Possible

*Why you should read this: Because Latino legislators staged an epic battle in defense of sanctuary cities in Red-State Texas. Because the fight lasted until past 3am. VL The Texas Miracle would have been impossible without cheap undocumented labor. But now the Legislature is ready to kick immigrants out. By Christopher Hooks, The Texas Observer

Monday, April 24th, 2017

‘We’re hoping for a miracle’: Dallas lawmaker is fasting to protest Texas sanctuary cities bill

*Why you should read this:  Because the battle over sanctuary cities is real and Texas, for the moment, is the front line. VL By Julieta Chiquillo, The Dallas Morning News (1.5 minute read)   State Rep. Victoria...

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Native American Students Push San Diego State to Retire Controversial Aztec Mascot

*Why you should read this: Because, as SDSU professor Ozzie Monge says, “the use of indigenous groups as mascot . . . make students and faculty “accidental racists” in “redface.” VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3.5 minute...

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Laughter, fear and Trump at the Spanish-language circus

*Why you should read this: Because it’s a good story. Because it shows the Trump effect from an unexpected place – circus attendance is down because of fear of deportation. VL By Daniel Blue Tyx, The Texas...

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Meet Jolt, the Latino Organization Aiming to Shake up Texas Politics

*Why you should read this: Because turning Texas blue is key to the Democratic Party’s national agenda. Because Latinos are the front line in the in the battle to turn Texas. Because Latino youth are deeply involved...

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Texas Demographer Has Given the Same Speech for 25 Years. Is Anyone Listening?

*Why you should read this: Because of two things – one, demography is destiny; and two, as Texas goes so will the country, eventually. VL By Sam DeGrave, Texas Observer (2.5 minute read)  or nearly three decades, demographer...

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Six Texas Lawsuits Trump Could Impact (or Not) in 2017

*Why you should read this: The story may be from of Texas, but the lawsuits listed will have a national impact on voting rights, civil rights, immigration and the environment. VL By Melissa del Bosque , Naveena Sadasivam, Gus Bova, and...

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Susana Martinez OK with no Latinos in Trump cabinet, says he picked “best and brightest”

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (1 minute read) Some people feel that a Latino in Trump’s cabinet might give the president-elect a clearer perspective on his approach to U.S Latinos, the U.S.-Mexico border and to Latin America in general....

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

The Obama Farewell speech failed to inspire

*I disagree with Ray on this. I think the president’s speech was well written and well delivered. It’s not tradition for a departing president to make bold statements in a farewell speech. The last two presidents made...

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

What do you do when you get time to state your case with an incoming president and he sends his c-team?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2 minute read)  That’s what happened yesterday to a group of Latino leaders who gathered in Michigan for an audience with president-elect Trump’s transition team. To be fair, I don’t think the representatives...

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

DIECIOCHO Podcast: Bill Richardson – What you need to know about Trump and Russia

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 minute read, 25 minute listen)  It seemed natural to talk to former U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson about the present state of U.S.-Russia relations and the future of that relationship with the Trump...

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Why Sen. Jeff Sessions’ record in Alabama could complicate his confirmation

*This is happening today and it affects all Americans. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, the most powerful law enforcement officer in the country, has a documented history of  opposing civil rights and immigration reform. The...

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Critic joining Trump coalition means loss of important Latino voice

*I have questions for Palomarez. He has now become one of a few voices that will tell the U.S. Latino story in the Trump upper circles, where the true Latino story isn’t heard. So, what does he...

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Meet Colorado’s First Latina Speaker of the House

*Something to learn from this story about how Latina leaders are formed: politics was always discussed at her family’s dinner table. VL By Luc Hatlestad, 5280 (11 minute read) On an unseasonably warm afternoon this past October,...

Page 1 of 127 1 2 3 4 5 6 127