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Entries Tagged as 'Government Accountability'

Problems with Implementing DHS’s “Secure Communities”

March 27th, 2011 · 11 Comments

This post about Secure Communities is somewhat timely for me. A few weeks ago, I was driving through the city of Ontario, California and was stopped in a police dragnet that did not seem to be a “sobriety checkpoint”. Prior to reaching the dragnet, I did see people on the street with signs that spelled, […]

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Tags: Department of Homeland Security · Government Accountability · Immigration

The Irony of Rep. Loretta Sanchez Delivering a Keynote Address on Dream Act Next Week

March 24th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Today I learned that Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez would be speaking on Monday, March 28 at Pomona College in Claremont, California delivering a keynote address for the Cesar Chavez Celebration titled “The DREAM Act: the Status of Immigration Reform”. Her address will take place at 7:30 pm in the Smith Campus Center, Room 208. This should […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Education · Government Accountability · Immigration · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Not the Change We Can Believe In: The Resignation of P.J. Crowley

March 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments

During the 2008 presidential campaign, then candidate Obama’s slogan was “Change We Can Believe In“. And we were told about how he was going to close the Guantanamo prison within a year, stop the torturing of suspects, etc. Well, that was all pretty much lip service, as we have seen within the past week that […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Government Accountability · Media

An Interesting Juxtaposition of LA Council member Jose Huizar

January 24th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Since we have been following the Los Angeles CD 14 race on the blog, I have kept an eye out for videos of the candidates. Today two videos caught my attention featuring the incumbent Jose Huizar. In the first clip, council member Huizar addresses the infamous “lists” that his staff compiled scoring community members dismissing […]

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Tags: Government Accountability

Council member Huizar Responds to “Listgate”

January 18th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Since we have been covering the drama and fallout over the political scorecards kept by Los Angeles Council member Huizar’s office, I thought it would be worth sharing his response to these accusations and the publication of the actual lists. This comes from an e-mail sent out by the Huizar campaign today, which does acknowledge […]

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Tags: Government Accountability

Making a List and Checking it Twice!

January 17th, 2011 · 4 Comments

In one of the more humorous stories about Los Angeles’s CD 14 race, the Los Angeles Times came out with this piece today about Councilman Jose Huizar building lists of friends, foes, and even buildings for priority and being worthy of his political influence within his district. So in using CLARTS funds that are supposed […]

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Tags: Government Accountability

Update in Los Angeles CD 14 Race – CLARTS Funds used for staff salaries

January 14th, 2011 · 8 Comments

We have been following the Los Angeles CD 14 race because it is one of the most Latino districts in the City of Angels and because there are two prominent Latino candidates in the race. The issue with the CLARTS fund has been of interest to bloggers, reporters, and community activists because this particular district […]

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Tags: Government Accountability

Radio & TV Martí: Democratic Inefficiency at its Best

January 5th, 2011 · 17 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz As the new Congress gets to work, they’re faced with a daunting task that to date has defined the Obama Administration: repairing the economy. The 2008 economic crisis and its aftermath constituted a perfect storm, highlighting everything that is financially flawed with this country: consumer debt, materialistic tendencies, lax government accountability, corporate […]

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Tags: Cuba · Economics · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · Government Accountability · Media