Category Archive: Politics

How Ted Cruz’s braggadocio could backfire

September 27, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino Ted Cruz’s braggadocio is the size of Texas. Just six months after moseying into Washington he’s challenged hallowed norms and all but disregarded the marching orders from his party elders. It’s tempting to dismiss Senator Ted Cruz as a Continue Reading →

Food stamp cuts make us worse off

September 20, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. House Republicans made good on their promise to slash the food stamp program.  And slash they did, passing a bill that would cut the Supplemental Assistance and Nutrition Program (SNAP) by $39 billion and would drop close to 12 million recipients Continue Reading →

MSNBC’s Agenda Panel – Marijuana Legalization

September 1, 2013

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Obamacare on offense – a steep climb

August 29, 2013

Sarah Palin gave birth to “Death Panels” four years ago this month.   Death panels with bureaucrats deciding who got care and who did not, who got to live or die, were quickly debunked.  But there was no stopping the emotional energy opposing the ACA–for Continue Reading →

Disentangling Drugs and Immigration

August 15, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. The rhetoric surrounding immigration has reached another dramatic peak. Iowa Representative Steve King has stated that the bulk of immigrants, “weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.” It Continue Reading →

MSNBC’s Politics Nation – GOP Rebranding

August 14, 2013

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Republicans in Congress should listen to GOP Governors

August 9, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. Confidence in Congress fell to the lowest on record this summer, ten percent.  Less than a decade ago about half of Americans approved of Congress, but today approval is barely in the teens. The general American public disapproves of Congress, with Continue Reading →

MSNBC’s Politics Nation – Republicans Disgruntled with Networks

August 7, 2013

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MSNBC’S Politics Nation – Mobilizing in 2nd Term

July 24, 2013

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Why both parties have to focus on the economy

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. The past six months has been a roller coaster of social issues – the Sandy Hook shooting, the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, the Zimmerman trial, and the immigration reform congressional drama.  These issues have gripped the country Continue Reading →

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