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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Ahn and Gomez appear headed to a runoff in L.A.’s congressional race

*Why you should read this: Because the election to replace Xavier Becerra has national potitcal implications. VL Do you like stories that reflect authentic Latino life in the U.S.?  Be part of a positive change. By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times (5.5 minute read)    ssemblyman Jimmy Gomez will

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Slew of Latinos Running in California US House Race Bucking Norms

*Why you should read this: Because whenever the word “slew” is used in politics, it’s got to be interesting. Because California’s 34th congressional district has been a “mata” of Latino political strength (think Roybal, Becerra). Because 8...

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Speaks Out on Latino Identity and Civic Engagement

*Why you should read this: Because Justice Sotomayor call us out, but does it in an encouraging way. Because she preaches truth: “None of us can afford to be bystanders in life.” Because it’s a good read...

Friday, March 31st, 2017

To beat Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke plans to throw out the Democratic playbook

*Why you should read this: Because it’s official, El Paso’s Congressman, Beto O’Rourke announced his candidacy to unseat Senator Ted Cruz in 2018. VL By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune (8 minute read)    WASHINGTON – On...

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Rep. Beto O’Rourke likely to announce Senate run against Ted Cruz

*Why you should read this: Because the Texas political scene is starting to heat up. Because this is the first announced challenge to Sen. Ted Cruz. Because Rep. Joaquin Castro put out a press release saying that...

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

In discussing immigration, you might be a racist if …

*Why you should read this: Because I’m not a big Navarrete fan, but his “you might be a racist” riff is good. VL By Ruben Navcarrete, Washington Post Writer’s Group (4 minute read)   With apologies to...

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Building a #Resistencia Movement: A Conversation on How to Channel Activism Into Policy

*Why you should read this: Because you shouldn’t let frustration set-in without finding out what you can do. Because this is a thoughtful and practical list of actions you can take. VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3...

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Plaintiffs Want Texas Congressional Districts Redrawn for 2018

*Why you should read this: Because this is huge! Because this could represent a crack in the GOP gerrymendered stronghold in staunch-red Texas. Because it may be the path to topple gerrymandered power structures in other states....

Friday, March 24th, 2017

I voted for the first time in 2016 and why I’ll vote again

*Why you should read this: Because there’s political energy growing in the Latino communities. Because young Latinos are stepping-up to make their voices heard and of the work og organizing. VL By Jose Rodriguez, Jolt/NewsTaco (3.5 minute read)...

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Supreme Court refuses to dismiss Menendez corruption charges

*Why you should read this: Because this case had slipped into the background after an almost two-year criminal investigation. Because Menendez, one of two Latino U.S. Senators, had been fighting 14 felony charges related to favors allegedly done...

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Rep. Cuellar Slams Trump Proposal to Hire Attorneys to Take Land for Border Wall

*Why you should read this: Because we need to keep up and stay informed about Trump’s policies more than his antics. Because landowners along the U.S.-Mexico border have already received condemnation orders (95% of the land along the...

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

El Paso Firm Interested in Bidding for the Border Wall Insists It’s Not a Political Choice

*Why you should read this: Because the seeming contradiction of U.S. Latino businesses being open to participating in the construction of the border wall is an illustration of the layered and complex relationships along the southern border....

Monday, March 6th, 2017

How Crazy Can It Get?

*Henry Flores lays out his case for why President Trump should be impeahced. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco  (6.5 minute read)   Just when you thought things had achieved a minimal level of normalcy the crazy guy...

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Mexico’s Cemex willing to provide quotes for border wall cement

*Why you should read this: Because the story is dripping with irony. That’s all. VL By David Alire Garcia, Jeffrey Benkoe and Alistair Bell, Reuters (1.5 minute read)   Mexico’s Cemex, one of the world’s largest cement producers, is...

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