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Seneca: The Latino State of the Union

December 13th, 2010 · 23 Comments

As the Yuletide approaches in the US followed by year’s end, the joy of the Latino celebration of these holidays is evident. This includes the sounds of villancicos, the stagings of the Posadas, accompanied by the season’s Hispanic gastronomical delights such as buñuelos, tamales, lechon asado, turrones and countless other delicacies from the different Latin [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Democratic Party · Economics · Education · Foreign Policy · GOP · GWB · Ileana Ros-Lehtinen · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Marco Rubio · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Republican Party · Secretary of Interior Salazar · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · voting trends

Seneca: Pondering the Sinking Immigration Discourse

June 14th, 2010 · 7 Comments

The prospects for comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) are dwindling day by day. Even the proposed Dream Act to help the children of the undocumented (aka illegals) secure university-level education is slowly diminishing. Moreover, I am convinced that the heartless and even poisonous positions being taken by many fellow Americans will sink any hopes of achieving [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Democratic Party · GWB · Immigration · Latino History · racism · Seneca

RIP Jaime Escalante & Changes in Student Aid

March 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Jaime Escalante, the iconic math teacher from Bolivia, who taught math for years at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles died today after battling cancer. In recent weeks, Jaime Escalante was in the news because his family was having difficulty paying for his medical care, as his insurance did not cover the full cost [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Education · GWB

Quote of the Day Courtesy Rep. Solomon Ortiz

December 29th, 2009 · 9 Comments

I have been told by some that many times Latinos aspire to the lowest common denominator, and when one examines statistics about our educational attainment, wealth building, teen pregnancy and incarceration rates, one might be led to believe that assertion on its face without considering other factors. However, the Latino education crisis is  certainly a [...]

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Tags: Education · GWB · Rep. Solomon Ortiz

Obama and Latino Appointments (at a record pace)

December 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Per Seneca’s earlier observation about Latino appointments, President Obama is on track to appoint more Latinos to top posts within the administration than did his predecessors, including Presidents Clinton and GWB. The AP has a pretty good article here. I would like to note this particular part: “In some ways, Obama is simply following his [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · diversity · Government Accountability · GWB

Seneca on Obama Administration’s Latin Foreign Policy Woes

November 7th, 2009 · 21 Comments

The Obama Administration is plainly showing that its policy for South of the Border is equally as empty, indifferent and at times almost maladroit or inept as it has been for nearly a score of years. During last year’s campaign for the White House, Candidate Obama was judged to have a refreshing view of the [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Cuba · drug war · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · GWB · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · JFK · Kennedys · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Seneca

NBC yields to more privilege in hiring Jenna Bush Hager

August 30th, 2009 · 14 Comments

Last year, I wrote a short blog piece explaining how disappointed I was in NBC for giving Luke Russert a job right out of college (this was shortly after his pops had died), while the field of journalism struggles with mass layoffs and more qualified reporters, writers, and correspondents are in career limbo. Well, NBC [...]

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Tags: GWB · Media

Could the latest revelations about Dick Cheney & the CIA be why Obama is extending his security protection?

July 11th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Former President George W. Bush and puppet master of the universe Dick Cheney are the gifts that keep giving. Just when you think we are moving ahead, additional troubling revelations come to light. Today we learn that former Vice President Cheney ordered the CIA to keep information from Congress. So much for checks and balances [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Dick Cheney · Government Accountability · GWB