Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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 […]

Comentarios from Maria: Democrats Come to the Aid of Latino Community

Last week, in what can only be classified as a big victory for our community, congressional Democrats were able to kill a bill that would have cut federal funds to cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws, even the most draconian among them. Known as “sanctuary cities,” these cities, with the purpose of […]

Comentarios from Maria: Why Hillary Clinton Dominated

            The Democratic debate was the reverse mirror image of the last two Republican debates. Since we are here on the Las Vegas Strip, I’ll just say it — this debate was an unabashed Policy Porn Extravaganza! It was high-minded, passionate, intense and focused on the issues and the contrasting […]

Comentarios from Maria: Democrats will tell voters why America IS great in their first debate

Tonight, American voters will get to see all the Democratic candidates on stage together for the first time at the first of six official Democratic debates. Will the encounter garner more than 24 million viewers as have the past two Republican debates?  Hard to say, as it doesn’t promise a train-wreck and circus-like atmosphere. But I do […]

Comentarios from Maria: Pope Francis Made Us Proud to be Immigrants

By now, we have had a week to absorb and contemplate on the historic visit of Pope Francis to our country and beautiful capital city. It was a spiritual moment for all Latinos, especially believers, whereupon we realized that he is one of us. And he let us know from the very first moment he […]

Comentarios from Maria: The Deal with Iran is Part of a Larger Plan

One of the goals of the Obama Administration, when it comes to its international legacy, is to decrease the quantity of weapons and nuclear waste in the world. This was first seen through the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) between Russia and the United States in 2010, which aimed to cut in half the amount of […]

Comentarios from Maria: Trump May Be the Worst, but Beware of the Other Republican Candidates

Last week, Donald Trump committed what can be considered one of the most monumental errors of his short campaign for president of the United States, attacking Jorge Ramos, one of the most influential Latino reporters in the U.S. with programs on Univision and Fusion. Ramos was in a press conference with Trump and had the […]

Comentarios from Maria: The GOP Debate – a Circus with a Clown, Donald Trump

The first debate for the Republican presidential candidates aspiring to earn their Party’s nomination was a circus, with the clown, Donald Trump, as the main attraction. The debate showed us what we already knew: that Trump is rude, inappropriate, misogynous, anti-immigrant, a liar and the best gift to the Democratic Party in this election. We […]

Comentarios from Maria: Conservative Myopia and the Latino Vote

My followers might be surprised to hear me list things I appreciate about political conservatism. Every summer, I admire the national parks that might never have been preserved without the vision of Teddy Roosevelt. I appreciate that Eisenhower stood up for social security, and am especially grateful for the Clean Air Act that Nixon signed […]

Comentarios from Maria: Republicans are in Big Trouble

If elections are about the future, then the GOP is in big trouble. The historic Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage in all 50 states, the aftermath of the Charleston tragedy, and the public’s reaction to a racist rant by a GOP presidential candidate display a country ready to leap forward to a future of […]