Sunday, April 21, 2019

Guest Blogger: Maria Cardona “Rand Paul: The flip-flop king”

              Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is giving people whiplash. In the last month, he has shifted, flip-flopped and pandered so strikingly on a range of positions and statements that it makes you wonder whether he has suddenly developed a deep disregard for his own convictions, or never had […]

How Wendy Davis and Latinos Could Turn Texas Blue, or Not

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The big news out of Texas, “leaked” before it was “ready,” is that Wendy Davis will run for Governor. Some background: Wendy Davis is Senator Wendy Davis, the Democrat from Fort Worth who pulled off the real filibuster on the floor of the Texas Senate some months ago, the filibuster that stalled a […]

Latino Leaders Hold Press Call and Webinar to Discuss Latino Impact of 2012 Election

On Tuesday, March 5th, Latino Decisions along with national immigration, Latino and labor leaders will discuss the results of the 2012 election season and the impact Latinos had. This press call and webinar will also reveal the results of a nationwide poll of Latino voters that reports their current perception of the Democratic and Republican […]

Guest Blogger: Robert Valencia “Chilean Movie ‘No’ Teaches A Lesson to Progressive Latinos”

Chilean Movie “No” is the only Latin American film vying for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Film category this year. Starring Gaél García Bernal, “No” recounts a story of actual events behind two opposite advertising campaigns during the 1988 plebiscite, which requested the Chilean citizenry to vote on the continuation of the then-Augusto […]

Guest Blogger: Sylvia Manzano “Latino Representation in the 113th Congress”

The 113th Congress includes a record number of thirty-eight Latinos elected officials. These notable numbers have both policy and political implications for the future of Latino politics in the United States.  First though, some demographic facts about the 113th. Demographic Profile The House Representatives includes thirty-five Latino members, another three are members of the United […]

Obama’s Second Inauguration Includes More Latino Presence and Priority

Yesterday, thousands of people watched President Obama take the second oath for his Inauguration Ceremony in Washington, DC, where he strongly acknowledged the diverse groups of people that helped him win his second term. President Obama’s Inauguration was also historical for its Latino presence: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor swore in Vice President Joe Biden; […]

Mitt Romney Offers Negative Remarks on Blacks, Latinos, and Young Voters

In the aftermath of presidential campaigns, it’s rare that you give much thought to the legacy or character of the losing candidate. Usually losing candidates disappear into the shadows of political footnotes. Sometimes, the world even comes to appreciate those candidates in the way we never anticipated. Al Gore, for instance, withdrew from a race […]

Guest Blogger: Marcus Atkinson “How Obama Won”

Tuesday, Latinos showed their political strength. The country knew the numbers, but on that day the power of numbers shown through as millions of Latinos went to the polls and expressed their right through the power of votes, and led Obama to victory, largely through the swing states. According to the Pew Hispanic Research Center, […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Hora De Reflexión Y De Cumplir Las Promesas”

Una vez más, los votantes de Estados Unidos apoyaron al Presidente Obama y haciendo historia, reeligieron al primer presidente afroamericano luego de una campaña muy reñida y a veces demasiado negativa. Mucho se debatirá de aquí en adelante sobre qué le pasó al gobernador Romney, dónde se equivocó y qué rumbo tomará el Partido Republicano […]

“America’s Toughest Sheriff” Wins Sixth Term

The same night that President Barack Obama won re-election for his second term, America’s self-proclaimed “Toughest Sheriff,” Joe Arpaio of Arizona, was reelected for his sixth term as Sheriff of Maricopa County. Arpaio defeated his Democratic challenger Paul Penzone with 53% of the votes. An unofficial tally reports that Arpaio was 11 points ahead of […]