Category Archive: Latinos

Hardball: SB 1070 Reaches the Supreme Court

April 26, 2012

Arizona’s SB 1070 had its day in court, the Supreme Court to be exact. The decision that will result will greatly affect Latinos both in Arizona and across the country. However, on a broader level, the SCOTUS decision has implications for the two presidential candidates Continue Reading →

Latino Youth Vote, the Good and Bad News

April 1, 2012

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino First the bad news, let’s get that out of the way. Latino youth are at a double disadvantage when it comes to political participation. Latinos are the group with the lowest likelihood of turnout and across groups young folks Continue Reading →

GOP Loosing the Latina Mom and Much More

March 23, 2012

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino Less is more for the Republican Party when it comes to women’s reproductive rights. Conservative Republican women may fully support the strategy of curtailing such healthcare access but the rest of the female electorate does not take kindly to Continue Reading →

Latinos in the South, A Political Piñata

March 6, 2012

This article originally appeared on NBCLatino It’s no coincidence that some of the harshest anti-immigration laws have taken root in the South.  These states are reacting not necessarily to the presence of the Latino population but to their growth. At the local level the Republican Continue Reading →

Latino Conservatives? GOP Hopes Misplaced

February 20, 2012

This Op-Ed was originally published in USA Today One of the Newt Gingrich campaign’s top 10 reasons for why Latinos should support him for president is that “he shares our conservative values.” Republican reasoning often goes like this: While the majority of Latinos do not Continue Reading →

Latino-Mormon Linkages

February 13, 2012

This article originally appeared in NBCLatino Today immigration has become the most visible tie that binds Latinos and Mormons.  The Church of Latter-day Saints and many of its prominent members have been at the forefront of promoting sensible and humane immigration policies. However, the linkage between Continue Reading →

For Latinos in 2012, It’s Not Just About Immigration

January 30, 2012

This article originally appeared in the January 30, 2012 issue of The Nation magazine with an accompanying podcast  José Díaz-Balart, chief political analyst for Telemundo, had one important task during the September 7, 2011, Republican debate—to ask the candidates about immigration. Díaz-Balart asked his question, got his answer Continue Reading →

UP with Chris Hayes: A Discussion of the FL Primary

January 29, 2012

In the lead up to the Florida primary political attention has turned to the Latino electorate. Florida is the exception that confirms the Latinos-as Democrats rule where the vast majority of Latino voters support the GOP. In this portion of UP we discuss how the Continue Reading →

Latina Moms in the 2012 Election

December 15, 2011

Soccer moms were the go to gals in the 1996 Presidential election. Eight years later George W. Bush again looked to the ladies, zeroing in on security moms. In the last presidential election a hockey mom herself was put at the top of the ticket. Continue Reading →

Some Latinos See Obama ‘Betrayal’ On Immigration

October 13, 2011

As the 2012 election approaches the Democrats have to rethink their Latino outreach. Do they keep forward with the issue of immigration or do they diversify their Latino issue outreach portfolio? I discuss some of these issues with Brian Naylor on NPR’s Morning Edition.

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