Friday, March 31, 2023

Comentarios from Maria: Rand Paul Goes Against His Own Record

Last week, Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky and Tea Party favorite, became the second candidate to join the race for the White House, declaring that he would be “a new type of Republican.” The truth is that there is nothing distinguishing Paul from the rest of the party: the inconsistency and incoherence which […]

Comentarios from Maria: Ted Cruz and his Agenda of Contradictions

Imagine a world in which the junior Republican Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, were president of the United States. He announced last week his candidacy for the post. And in doing so, the Senator asked the American people to imagine how different the world would be with him as our president. The reality is that […]

Comentarios from Maria: A Historic Moment for Obamacare

The numbers speak for themselves: Obamacare is not just working, it’s thriving. According to the latest figures released last week by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 16.4 million Americans have obtained health coverage. This figure marks the biggest reduction in the rate of people with medical insurance in 40 years. The law’s […]

Comentarios from Maria: The broken bond between Republicans and Latinos

They finally threw in the towel. Last week, House Republicans abandoned their dangerous game with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding and passed a budget without any provisions blocking President Obama’s immigration measures. For now, our community can breathe a sigh of relief knowing this latest Republican persecution has ended – but for how […]

Comentarios from Maria: Republicans have dug their own political grave upon suspending the President’s executive actions

Republicans have gone from bad to worse. On Tuesday night, February 17, a federal judge in Texas, Andrew Hanen, responding to the demand initiated by the GOP against President Obama, decided to temporarily suspend the President’s executive actions that would have provided protection to five million undocumented immigrants just one day before the program was […]

Comentarios from Maria: Discord and Dissonance in the new Republican Congress

Four weeks after assuming control of both chambers of Congress, the new Republican majority finds itself divided and in a state of chaos. Last week, members of the National Security Commission in the House of Representatives approved an extremist bill that seeks to secure and militarize the border with Mexico even more. Yet this week, […]

Comentarios from Maria: The State of the Union is Strong

In his annual State of the Union address, President Obama was bold and inspiring, assuring us that the state of the Union is strong. The President challenged the Republican Party, but was conciliatory and hopeful in tone. The speech really should have been called “The Audacity of Progress.” With a new pep in his step […]

Comentarios From Maria: On November 4th, Everyone to the Polls

How many times have we heard our friends and families say “I am not going to vote this year,” or “why should I vote if my vote does not count?” This way of thinking is not only unfortunate but dangerous because we have already witnessed elections that are determined by the very last votes. One of […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Immigration Reform Must Be Priority”

The “leaders” we elect to represent us in Congress should have the ability to chew gum and walk at the same time. A recent article in suggested that due to the problems facing the country with regards to Syria and the national budget, immigration reform is dead- at least for the next two years.  I find […]

Comentarios from Maria: “La Reforma Migratoria tiene que ser prioridad”

Los “líderes” que elegimos para representarnos en el Congreso deben tener la habilidad de mascar chicle y caminar a la misma vez. En un reciente artículo de Polí se sugiere que, debido a los problemas que enfrenta el país con respecto a Siria y el presupuesto nacional, la reforma migratoria está muerta, por lo menos […]