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The Deal with Iran is Part of a Larger Plan

September 11, 2015

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By María Cardona One of the goals of the Obama Administration, when it comes to its international legacy, is to decrease the quantity of weapons and nuclear waste in the world. This was first seen through the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) between Russia and the United States in 2010, which aimed to cut in […]

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Obama Took Big Steps Toward Ending Grotesque Drug Sentencing Laws

July 17, 2015

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Perspective: By Earl Ofari Hutchinson New America Media A week before Christmas in 2013, President Obama sent a modest shot across the bow of the harmful, wasteful, and grotesquely racially biased drug sentencing laws when he granted clemency to eight, mostly low-level drug offenders. Obama essentially followed a lead that then Attorney General Eric Holder […]

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Celebrating Fathers!

June 19, 2015

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Edditorial: Happy Father’s Day! As far as a day of celebration, it is not one of the big ones. Father’s Day pales in comparison to say Mother’s Day. For us fathers it is akin to being treated like the step-child of other celebrations. With that said, it is a big deal for us fathers! Father’s […]

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Obama pone en jaque a los republicanos

November 26, 2014

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Comentario: Por Maribel Hastings Al anunciar la acción ejecutiva migratoria, el presidente Barack Obama abre la puerta a varios desarrollos. Primero, comienza a labrar su complicado legado en el frente migratorio balanceando su récord de más de dos millones de remociones con los 5 millones que podría amparar de la deportación de manera temporal. Obama […]

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When Harry Truman Took Executive Action, “He Used His Pen And We Celebrate His Courage Today”

November 21, 2014

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Commentary: By Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez On the morning of November 17 Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL-4) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on immigration and the President’s decision to take executive actions on deportations and other immigration matters. Standing before a portrait of President Harry S. Truman, Congressman Gutiérrez described how […]

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2014: ¿otra paliza para los demócratas?

October 31, 2014

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Comentario: Por Maribel Hastings El presidente Barack Obama, doblando la curva de su último periodo presidencial, no figura directamente en ninguna boleta de las elecciones intermedias del 4 de noviembre, pero afectará los resultados en varias de las reñidas contiendas que determinarán si los demócratas mantienen o pierden el control del Senado. Al presente los demócratas […]

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Why Latino Leaders are Wrong to Stand With Obama on Immigration

September 26, 2014

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Commentary: By Professor Gonzalo Santos SOUTH KERN SOL Ed. Note: President Obama’s recent decision to delay taking executive action on immigration until after November’s elections, disappointed many immigrant rights advocates, but not Dolores Huerta who is standing by the president on his decision. In this commentary, Dr. Gonzalo Santos, a professor from Cal State, Bakersfield […]

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Toward a New Immigration Reform Strategy: Where Do Latinos Go From Here?

September 12, 2014

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Commentary: By Angelo Falcón Latino immigration reform advocates are up in arms over yet another broken promise by President Obama to further delay his plans to issue administration relief on deportations, DACA-style. With the midterm elections ever on his mind, he is now also finally planning military action against the ISIS threat. By side-stepping the […]

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Immigration issue is a total debacle!

July 11, 2014

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Editorial: Immigration reform has travelled a long and weary road with some highs; most notably the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that was passed to protect children by the Bush administration. But there have also been a lot of lows. What once started out as, “immigration reform” has now deteriorated (again) into a law […]

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Cómplices de crisis migratoria

June 27, 2014

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Comentario: Por Maribel Hastings Le llaman la nueva crisis de los niños migrantes, que más bien es la crónica de una crisis anunciada al no ser un nuevo fenómeno, sino uno que siempre ha estado presente pero que se ha agudizado por diversas coyunturas: desde la intensificación de la violencia de maras y narcotráfico —así […]

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El Presidente Obama habla de los préstamos estudiantiles: “Ningún joven que trabaje duro debería verse excluido de la educación universitaria por motivos económicos”

June 13, 2014

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Comentario: By David Hudson Cada vez más estudiantes dependen de préstamos estudiantiles para pagar su educación universitaria. El 71 por ciento de los estudiantes que obtienen una licenciatura se reciben endeudados y la deuda promedio alcanza los $29,400. A pesar de que la mayoría de los estudiantes son capaces de pagar sus préstamos, muchos se […]

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La manzana de la discordia migratoria

May 30, 2014

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Comentario: Por Maribel Hastings Con el calendario en contra, la lucha por la reforma migratoria es la manzana de la discordia no sólo entre demócratas y republicanos, sino entre facciones internas de los dos partidos y entre grupos de presión y esos partidos políticos. Las partes se disparan amenazas y fechas límite sin que se […]

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¿Mancuerna Clinton-Castro para 2016?

May 23, 2014

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Comentario: Por Maribel Hastings El ciclo electoral 2016 arrancó —aunque las elecciones de 2014 todavía no llegan— y ya comenzó el desfile de potenciales aspirantes y mancuernas, de sondeos sobre favoritos y despreciados, además de que se desempolvan estrategias y promesas para comenzar a entusiasmar a los votantes, particularmente a aquellos con quienes hay deudas […]

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Obamacare Exceeds 7 million Enrollments

April 11, 2014

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Commentary: By Maria Cardona Last week, the United States Department of Health and Human Services announced that over 7 million people have enrolled in an insurance plan under the Health Care Law by the May 31 deadline, surpassing the initial White House goal. And although a majority of Republicans did – and still do – […]

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A Living Wage is an Equal Voice

March 28, 2014

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Commentary: By Luz Vega-Marquis Take a look at your bills: What do you pay for food, housing, clothing, health care, utilities and transportation? How much would it take for your family to just get by? Could you make it on $15,000 a year? $21,000? What would your family have to do without to make ends […]

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Demandar o No Demandar

March 21, 2014

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México del Norte Por Jorge Mújica Murias Si algo faltaba en la discusión sobre la pretendida reforma migratoria en Estados Unidos, era algo que nos hiciera recordar a William Shakespeare y su famoso “ser o no ser, he ahí el dilema”. Para arreglar esa falta, los Republicanos, Barack Obama y los congresistas latinos se pusieron […]

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53 Million Hispanics Are Still Waiting, Cecilia

February 7, 2014

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By Charlie Ericksen Hispanic Link Cecilia Muñoz, longtime vice president of the National Council of La Raza whose appointment on Jan. 20, 2009, to President Obama’s initial cabinet was seen as a payoff to the Hispanic community for the huge role it played in Obama’s winning a front-door key to the White House. This, many […]

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