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Recognize Hispanic Medal of Honor Winners

Usually around a discussion of Hispanic immigration is an implicit, and sometimes explicit, argument that somehow these immigrants don’t contribute much. Whereas past immigrants (read: me and mine) contributed to America, it somehow goes assumed that recent immigrants and in particular Hispanic immigrants and their descendants don’t really put their time into America. Thus immigration […]

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The Conservative Response to Trump

Donald Trump has continued to make headlines, not only through the ostentatious, borderline decadent “announcement” of his presidential candidacy (I put this in scare quotes because I do not believe Trump in any way intends on actually attempting to be the President of the United States but instead is putting on an absurd performance art […]

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Opening Día: Hispanics and Baseball

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball. — Jacques Barzun As Joe DiMaggio once observed, you just get this special kick on Opening Day. For me baseball is in my blood, though I was never terrific at it. My family grew up where the Dodger Stadium is now […]

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Hispanic Governors Brian Sandoval & Susana Martinez

By Raoul Lowery Contreras – Leading the GOP’s nuclear election returns last November were incumbent Hispanic governors — Brian Sandoval of Nevada with 70 percent of the state’s vote and Susana Martinez of New Mexico with 58 percent. Both are Mexican Americans. Note: Mexican Americans are 2/3rds of the 54 million national Hispanic population. They […]

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Republicans Plus Hispanics == 2016 Victory

By Raoul Lowery Contreras – The ongoing political devastation of the Clinton/Obama Democratic Party continues with the takeover of the United States Senate by the Republican Party. It started in 2010 at the first Obama midterm ballot box. Obama’s hurricane-aided 2012 reelection slowed GOP success but, as it turns out, didn’t stop it. The rout […]

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In defense of in-state tuition for undocumented students

(Author’s note: I was recently asked by columnist Mercedes Olivera of The Dallas Morning News to comment on Texas Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick’s initiative to repeal in-state college tuition for undocumented immigrant students. You can click here to read the Morning News column, including my thoughts. I provided The Dallas Morning News with a full […]

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Free Trade, Free Cuba

The United States has just announced a major policy shift in our relationship with Cuba, the details of which can be found here. The main changes include; – Reestablishing diplomatic relations; including setting up an embassy in Havana and engaging in bilateral talks in areas of mutual interest such as narco-trafficking. – Removing restrictions to […]

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Mike Gonzalez and the Shaming of the “Hispanic” and Latino Labels

The Heritage Foundation’s Communication Director and Cuban immigrant, Mike Gonzalez, has a new book, A Race for the Future: How Conservatives Can Break the Liberal Monopoly on Hispanic Americans, arguing that The “Latino” label was political construction by non-Latino elites to monopolize ethnic groups into political “coercion.” These “non-Hispanic elites decided they were in charge […]

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Executive Action Can’t Salvage Obama’s Latino Legacy

By Luis Alvarado – Much of the media focus on the anticipated presidential executive action on immigration has been on two main political pressure points: How will Republicans retaliate once the action is taken and will an executive action absolve the president with the Latino community whose vote will be crucial in 2016? A Republican […]

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