Category Archive: 2016 Election

Post MSNBC Town Hall Analysis w/Rachel Maddow

February 19, 2016

The Caucus is Coming: Here Are Some Facts About Nevada’s Latinos

February 18, 2016

This piece first appeared on Iowa and New Hampshire have a number of virtues, electoral diversity isn’t one of them. The lack of diversity in the first two nominating contests makes Nevada’s upcoming caucus all the more relevant, especially for Latinos. The Silver state Continue Reading →

The Republican ‘Elefante’ in the Room

February 9, 2016

This piece first appeared on The election of the first Latino president (or vice president) is as close as ever, yet he/she could likely hail from the Republican Party. This is an uncomfortable truth for Latinos and trains the spotlight on a big elefante in the Continue Reading →

MSNBC’s UP: The Digital Ground Game in Politics

February 1, 2016

What’s the Matter with Iowa? Mucho!

January 28, 2016

This piece first appeared on First things first: I have nothing against Iowans. The couple of Iowans I have met have all been lovely. It’s the role of Iowa in national politics that infuriates me. By holding the first electoral contest, Iowa distorts our Continue Reading →

The Texas Standard: 9 Days & Counting to Iowa

January 22, 2016

Democratic Debate Tackles Big Latino Issue: Health Care

January 19, 2016

This piece originally appeared on Immigration was all but absent in the last Democratic Presidential debate. Yet this debate, where Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders went mano a mano on healthcare, was by far the most relevant to Latinos. Latinos have seen the biggest gains in Continue Reading →

Trump Doesn’t Let Facts Get In The Way of a Good Story

November 24, 2015

This piece originally appeared on The world according to Donald Trump looks a lot like the 1986 movie, “The Three Amigos.” Trump is Martin Short, Steve Martin, and Chevy Chase – The Amigos – all balled up into one. And Trump much like the Continue Reading →

Is the GOP Really Ready for Rubio?

November 12, 2015

This piece originally appeared on AUSTIN, TX — Up until the last Republican debate the idea of Marco Rubio as the Republican presidential nominee was a theoretical and distant possibility. In the pre-Trump era smart money was on Jeb Bush and perhaps even swing Continue Reading →

MSNBC’s Daily Rundown: Immigrant Study

September 4, 2015

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