Entries Tagged as 'Presidential Elections'

Monday Round up in the Latino Political World

June 13th, 2011 · 7 Comments

In case you have missed it, President Obama is scheduled to visit Puerto Rico tomorrow. He becomes the first President since John Kennedy to visit the island (aka the US’s colonial possession). Already the locals are criticizing his visit. You can read more about that here. Speaking of Obama, last week his campaign hired a […]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Barack Obama · Immigration · Presidential Elections · Puerto Rico · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Post Midterm Politics & the Implications for Latinos

November 12th, 2010 · 10 Comments

By Melissa Beatriz Skolnick With just over a week after the midterm elections, it seems as though people have gone back to the pattern of everyday life. Yet as someone who is studying social work in today’s society, I find myself constantly thinking about the implications of this election especially for minorities. According to an […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · GOP · Government Accountability · Immigration · Presidential Elections · Republican Party · Voting Rights

The Corporate States of America

January 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Well, it has been about a week since the United State Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that corporate entities have “personhood” in that they can utilize the first amendment to spend in campaigns. Essentially, the floodgates have been opened, and both corporations and unions will get to drown out the smaller individual […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Government Accountability · John McCain · Presidential Elections · Supreme Court

Hillary’s Debacle as Honduran Democracy is Served Up

November 28th, 2009 · 17 Comments

One issue that has been of recent concern on this blog is the coup and pending elections in Honduras tomorrow. It has been five months since the de facto rulers of Honduras have ousted the democratically elected Mel Zelaya with the military, illegally exiling him. In following due process, Zelaya should have been charged through […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Civil Rights · Foreign Policy · Hillary Clinton · Latin American Foreign Policy · Presidential Elections · Voting Rights

Q & A with Nathan Gonzalez, author of Engaging Iran

June 22nd, 2009 · 6 Comments

Nathan Gonzalez is an expert on Iran, and last week, I read his insightful and timely blog post that was featured on the front page of the Huffington Post about the most recent events unfolding in that country. Sometimes we are focused in our Latino politics realm that we don’t fully contemplate the events happening in other parts […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · diversity · Foreign Policy · GWB · Iraq War · Presidential Elections · Supreme Court · Technology · Voting Rights

Seneca: Latinos & The GOP

March 9th, 2009 · 45 Comments

This is the first of a two part blog piece by Seneca illustrating the history of Latinos and the Republican Party. Recent commentary in the aftermath of the recent Obama victory and the 2006 Democratic Congressional win suggests that the country once again has moved noticeably to the Democrats. This stems from the Iraq War […]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Democratic Party · GOP · GWB · Henry B. Gonzalez · Iraq War · Kennedys · Latino History · Presidential Elections · racism · Seneca · voting trends

How the Latino Vote Played Out Yesterday

November 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The Latino electorate made the difference yesterday for Senator Obama in three battleground states: Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, and Florida. All four of these states went for President Bush just four years ago, and this time around they turned blue for Senator Obama. Clearly, a majority of Latinos did not have a problem voting for a […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · GWB · Presidential Elections · voting trends

Last night “That One” became our President-Elect!

November 5th, 2008 · 17 Comments

We witnessed history in the making yesterday folks in selecting the first African-American President-Elect to govern this great nation. This is monumental, not only for our African-American brothers and sisters, but for all non-WASP people who have ever dreamed that one day, we may achieve success in this right-center, Anglo dominated country. Barack Hussein Obama, born to […]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Presidential Elections