Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Comentarios from Maria: The GOP delusion on ObamaCare and Planned Parenthood

So Republicans plan to repeal ObamaCare. Now. Like this week. This is not a surprise given that is what they have been harping on for the past eight years. But what they haven’t done (or had to do until now) is present a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act and give Americans confidence they […]

Comentarios From Maria: Is The Right To Bear Arms More Important Than The Right To Life?

In light of the tragic events of last week in Orlando, with the massacre at Pulse Night Club, where most of the victims were Latino and LGBT community, this week I want to give up my blog space to my colleague who was touched by that dreadful massacre, Dakar Lanzino: “The massacre at Pulse Night […]

Comentarios from Maria: We Don’t Have To Sacrifice Any Of Our Rights

In 2013, after losing the presidential election, the Republican Party ordered a thorough study on what they had to improve in order to win the White House. More than four years have passed since they released the “autopsy “. In plain view it seems that the Republicans have learned nothing from their mistakes, especially when […]

Trumpeting Progress, Obama Urges Return to Civility

Emboldened by the successes of the past seven years, the President took a somewhat nontraditional victory lap in last night’s State of the Union address, the last of his term. Obama employed less of the soaring rhetoric that he is known for and delivered his report card on his administration as well as his vision […]

Comentarios from Maria: Cruz Is not Qualified To Be President, But That’s Not Because Of His Citizenship

There are many reasons why Ted Cruz would be a terrible president. None of them have to do with where he was born. Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is emerging as the strongest alternative to Donald Trump, who continues to lead in the national polls for the GOP nomination. The Senator, who […]

New Study Casts Doubts On Future Latino Support For The Democratic Party

With the Latino vote crucial to the electoral success for either party in the 2016 election a new study is calling into question Latinos’ support for the Democratic Party and whether or not that support will hold in future elections. Democrats have traditionally been able to rely on the same voting blocs for their base […]

Comentarios From Maria: Achievements to Celebrate This Thanksgiving Day

We must celebrate President Obama and his administration’s hard fought policy achievements in the face of partisanship, division and inaction, and give thanks as Americans and be proud that the president’s achievements are achievements for us all. We’re almost ready to end the year and ring in 2016. But first, as has been done in […]

Comentarios from Maria: Jeb Bush is Done

The GOP debate’s focus on economics laid bare Republican candidates’ lack of detailed plans for how to grow the economy and help the middle class. Frontrunner Ben Carson, for example, offered a murky and confusing explanation of his tax plan, betraying a poor understanding of economics. But for the most part, the debate had an […]

Latino Super PAC Adds Three Big Name Co-Chairs for 2016

Adding political heft to an organization with an ambitious agenda for the 2016 general election and down-ballot races, the Latino Victory Fund, dedicated to increasing the number of elected Latinos in the United States, named three new Co-Chairs to it organization-Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX), former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and New York City Council […]

Latinos Face Higher Food Insecurity

The nation’s Latino households face nearly twice the level of food insecurity as the national average according to a new study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which could have implications for healthy eating plans and diabetes management, found that 22.4% of Latino households were considered food insecure. The study shows that nearly 20% (19.2%) […]