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I’m In, Should You Be?

April 18th, 2011 · 9 Comments

By Matt Stieglitz For those who have avoided a computer for the past few weeks, President Obama’s social media team is gearing up for his 2012 run with his ‘Are You In?’ campaign on Facebook. Essentially, one clicks that they’re “in”, gets bombarded with options to help with the campaign, and it’s off to the [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Cuba · Democratic Party · Education · GOP · health care · Immigration · Republican Party

Seneca: The Tea Party Phenomenon

April 12th, 2011 · 7 Comments

And unfortunately, crumpets and finger sandwiches are not served. The Tea Party stems from the following : this so-called conservative resistance is plainly white Americans who borrow from several historical trends like the Boston Tea Party of the 1770s, but perhaps more importantly from the Know-Nothing Movement of the 19th century. But today add to [...]

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Tags: Democratic Party · Economics · GOP · Immigration · Republican Party · Seneca

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Delivers GOP Weekly Address

March 19th, 2011 · 6 Comments

I’ll have more commentary about this later, but in case y’all didn’t catch it, here is Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (R-WA) Republican response to the President’s Weekly message. It’s basically the usual Republican talking points about reigning in spending (without any mention of the costly wars and military interventions that hog up so much of [...]

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Tags: GOP · Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler · Republican Party

Seneca: Musings on Current US-Mexico ties

February 2nd, 2011 · 5 Comments

By Seneca US-Mexico relations have clearly had a rough time in 2010. Mexico’s seeming inability to deal with the increased violence south of the border plus the disruptive and unfortunate so-called Wikileaks has made many policy-makers pause on both sides of the border. These Wikileaks have become a serious diplomatic embarrassment to the US world-wide. [...]

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Tags: drug war · Economics · Foreign Policy · GOP · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico · Seneca · Wal-Mart

Healthcare Professionals & Telemundo: Observations from a Hospital Room

January 31st, 2011 · 8 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz This past holiday season was one of great difficulty for my family. Two weeks before Christmas, our matriarch, my Abuela, fell and broke her hip, marking the second time in four years this has happened to her. Despite being in excellent physical condition for an eighty-one year old, her surgery and subsequent [...]

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Tags: diversity · Education · GOP · health care · Media · Republican Party · Telemundo · Univision

One of the youngest Latinas in Congress: Jaime Herrera Beutler

January 6th, 2011 · 10 Comments

When I first read about  Jaime Herrera Beutler, I thought she was male since most Latinos I know named “Jaime” (aka James for you folks who don’t speak Spanish) are men. But perhaps Jaime’s parents didn’t consider the Spanish pronunciation of her name or they simply don’t speak Spanish anymore, and that’s ok. Most Latinos [...]

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Tags: GOP · Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler · Republican Party

While OFA Blames the Republicans for DREAM Act loss…

December 20th, 2010 · 19 Comments

…the young leaders at DREAMActivist.org tell it like it is. This morning, Organizing for America, the grassroots offshoot of President Obama’s campaign (now housed within the DNC) sent out the following message with the subject heading, “This is not the end of DREAM”: “This weekend’s vote on the DREAM Act was a disappointment. Republicans voted [...]

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Tags: Democratic Party · Education · GOP · Government Accountability · Immigration · LULAC · National Council of La Raza · Republican Party

DREAM Act Loses in Senate Today + Some Info on Vote Breakdown

December 18th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Today the US Senate voted against the DREAM Act 55-41. However, the Senate did succeed in repealing “Don’t ask, don’t tell” that would allow gays and lesbians to serve more freely in the military. Some of the notable Democratic no votes on the Senate side today included: Nelson, Baucus, Tester, Pryor, and Hagan. The Democrats, [...]

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Tags: Democratic Party · Education · GOP · Immigration · Republican Party