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Barack Obama is our choice for President

November 2, 2012

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Editorial: It should come as no surprise that we are endorsing Barack Obama for President. According to the polls, President Obama enjoys the support of 70% percent of the Hispanic community and we count ourselves among that 70%. When President Obama was first elected, he entered the Oval Office with the hopes and dreams of […]

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Sonoro Amén por la reelección

November 2, 2012

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Comentario: Por Maribel Hastings Hace apenas un mes comencé a visitar una Iglesia Metodista cercana a mi casa y como ocurre en otras iglesias mayormente afro-americanas de la capital política del país, el tema de la elección no queda fuera, sobre todo de las oraciones. La petición principal: la reelección del presidente Barack Obama. Hace […]

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Why I Vote Democrat

November 2, 2012

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Commentary: By Kat Avila As soon as I turned 18, I registered to vote. I signed on as a Republican, because my parents were Republicans and I was a fiscal conservative. However, I switched parties when I saw that the Republican platform was becoming increasingly sexist, racist, and religiously exclusionary (only Christians are “constitutional”), even […]

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Facts Don’t Lie: Why I Am Voting for Mitt Romney

November 2, 2012

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Commentary: By Edie J. Adler Watching the three presidential debates, and the vice-presidential debate, I have been debating with myself whether or not to write this opinion column. After all, nobody likes to be called names, something the “tolerant” crowd seems to resort to when anyone disagrees with their views. I am not a racist, […]

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Final debate underscores misstep of Commission on Presidential Debates to not include moderators of color

October 26, 2012

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Commentary: By Marisa Treviño Latina Lista In the aftermath of the last and final presidential debate, President Obama is saying that the election now comes down to a matter of trust. Yet, it was very clear that when it comes to the chosen moderators for these debates, it came down to matters of gender, age […]

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Debate presidencial: Romney, el cínico en jefe

October 19, 2012

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Comentario: Por Maribel Hastings Cuando por fin el tema migratorio hizo su aparición en un debate presidencial, el contendiente republicano Mitt Romney le hizo honor a su título de cínico en jefe al mantener su postura de criticar al presidente Barack Obama porque no se concretara una reforma migratoria integral que ni Romney ni los […]

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Who Are the 47 Percent?

September 21, 2012

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Perspective: By Edward Wyckoff Williams The Root Mitt Romney — whose candidacy has been characterized by more “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Romney” moments than are easily quantifiable — is finally starting to reveal who he really is. This week, veteran Washington reporter David Corn of Mother Jones magazine released a video that was secretly taped […]

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Ambassador killed, at least a dozen die, U.S. response slow and deliberate

September 21, 2012

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Editorial: World politics is complex, multi-faceted, and all too often secretive. Most of us have only a basic understanding of geopolitics, primarily based on what we read in the newspaper. Even for practitioners and students, world politics can be a quagmire of issues, problems, and shifting priorities. The killing of Ambassador Stevens in Libya on […]

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The Poor — A Strong Swing Vote

September 21, 2012

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Commentary: By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson The Washington Informer Nearly 50 million Americans now are in poverty. One in four children will grow up in impoverished households. Redressing poverty is a national emergency and a moral imperative. In our money-drenched political debate, the poor receive little attention. Yet they could be the key swing vote […]

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47% de humanidad

September 21, 2012

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Comentario: Por Humberto Caspa, Ph.D Por algo Rick Perry, gobernador de Texas, llamó a Mitt Romney “buitre capitalista despiadado”. No es una expresión exagerada. Romney no es un inversionista ecuánime o humanitario. A Romney le importa Romney. Solo le interesa crear capital para sus familiares y amigos. A la otra gente –personas que toman parte […]

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Do the young still believe in Obama?

September 14, 2012

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Student’s Perspective on Politics: By Giovanna Robledo With this new campaign slogan, Obama made his vision clear last week during the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, Carolina. But do the young voters of America that voted him into office in 2008 still believe in Obama and his ideals? “Four years ago, the young rallied behind Obama […]

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Romney: The Mexican-American candidate

September 14, 2012

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Commentary: By Patrick Osio Anyone born in the United Sates is a native-born citizen. Also, US citizens while visiting or living in a foreign country, parent a child and register the offspring with the nearest US Consulate or Embassy becomes a “native-born” citizen though not born in US territory. The child thus enjoys dual citizenship […]

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The Republican Party platform. Cause for concern.

August 31, 2012

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Editorial: A party platform is a document presented at the nominating convention that presents and represents the ideals, vision, goals, and attitudes of that particular political party. This week the Republican Party presented their platform. After reading all 62 pages of it, there wasn’t anything in there that we didn’t already know about the Republican […]

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La plataforma

August 31, 2012

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Comentario: Por Rafael Prieto Zartha Este domingo que pasó, en el programa Al Punto de Univisión fue invitado el exburócrata de la Administración del expresidente George W. Bush, Adolfo Franco, quien nos llegó a los televidentes con un cuento nuevo: las plataformas que aprueban los partidos en las convenciones no cuentan. Es decir, que todo […]

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Romney’s Policy on Latin America: Not Much to Look At

August 24, 2012

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Perspective: By Veronica Salas Council on Hemispheric Affairs GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has amassed a collection of headlines impugning his foreign policy credentials since his speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) convention and overseas trip. This publicity he has received all too characteristically crops Latin America from forecasts about what a Romney […]

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Mitt Romney’s Southern Strategy Gambit

August 17, 2012

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Perspective: By Earl Ofari Hutchinson New America Media On August 3, 1980 GOP Presidential contender Ronald Reagan picked his campaign starting point at the Neshoba County Fair, near Meridian Mississippi. The virtually lily-white, wildly enthusiastic throng that lined Reagan’s motorcade route waved Confederate and American flags. Reagan didn’t disappoint them. He punched all the familiar […]

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Paul Ryan: el próximo presidente de la nación

August 17, 2012

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Por Rafael Prieto Zartha El virtual candidato republicano Mitt Romney presentó a su compañero de fórmula para las elecciones de noviembre, Paul Ryan, al lado del acorazado Wisconsin, en Norfolk, Virginia, como “el próximo presidente de Estados Unidos”. Por supuesto que el dislate de Romney fue solo eso, un lapsus linguis, en el calor de […]

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