Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Comentarios from Maria: Who Is Tougher and More Manly

Last Week’s Republican debate was a contest reminiscent of a “Saturday Night Live” skit entitled “¿Quien es mas macho?” In Spanish that means who is tougher and more manly. Sadly, we need much more than a macho man or woman. In the case of the presidency, that would mean a leader focused on solutions, not […]

Comentarios from Maria: Do Not Fall Into the Traps of Terrorism And Xenophobia

It is not too late to register and turn out to vote … for our future. Do you know who said “we’re not generating enough angry white men to stay in this business for the long term”? No, not Donald Trump, it was another candidate running for the GOP nomination, the senator from South Carolina, […]

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 […]

Trump Fumbles and Party Divisions Over Immigration, Foreign Policy In 2nd GOP Debate

Last night’s republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California exposed some rifts among the republican contenders for the 2016 nomination on immigration and foreign affairs, and saw Donald Trump fade slightly as the debate focused more on policy prescriptions rather than personality-centered questions and allowed candidates such as Carly […]

Jeb’s Economy

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released his economic policy plan, calling for sweeping tax cuts, job creation in the private sector, and promising an aggressively ambitious 4% economic growth. Bush framed his announcement with an attack on his biggest rival across the aisle, Hillary Clinton, who he felt has accepted a “new normal” of flat […]

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 […]

GOP Debate Recap: Immigration Takes Center Stage

If there was something universally agreed upon during last night’s Republican primary debate on Fox News, it was this: our country is in bad shape, Hillary Clinton is a rogue puppet of liberal special interests, and Donald Trump actually believes everything Donald Trump is saying. The primetime contest showcased the top 10 polling Republican presidential […]

Presidential Candidates Making a Strong Push to Reach Latino Voters

When Jeb Bush announced his run for president, he chimed Cuban music, made direct appeals to his Mexican-American wife and offered speeches in Spanish and English. When Hillary Clinton launched her campaign, her first policy speech was a pledge to provide a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants, at a high school where the Latino […]

When it comes to Jeb Bush, looks can be deceiving

Last Monday, Jeb Bush, ex-Governor of Florida and son and brother of two past President Bush’s, confirmed that he is seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Jeb Bush and a few in the Republican establishment understand that the Latino vote is paramount for victory in 2016, and his announcement was a clear reflection […]