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Monday Post: What we have been reading

November 23rd, 2009 · 16 Comments

I will be adding some new blog posts this week, but there have been some interesting items in the news worth noting. Lou Dobbs ponders a run for the Senate or the White House. I think that the opposition would have a field day with some of the outrageous things Lou has spewed forth. Ruben [...]

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Tags: Immigration · Media · Ruben Navarrette

A “woe is me” piece by Ruben Navarrette

October 26th, 2009 · 19 Comments

This weekend I read this piece by Ruben Navarrette, where he addresses racial litmus tests within ethnic groups. He talks about how people of color often judge each other’s “ethnic authenticity” according to where they stand on certain issues. Navarrette discusses being called a vendido or coconut for taking more conservative positions. Specifically, he writes: “Sometimes, it’s [...]

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Tags: Alberto Gonzales · diversity · Immigration · Media · racism · Ruben Navarrette

Has Obama “dropped the ball” on immigration?

September 27th, 2009 · 15 Comments

Yesterday, I read this piece by Ruben Navarrette titled Obama drops ball on immigration. I scratched my head and then thought to myself, “I don’t think President Obama ever really picked up the ball on immigration since he has occupied the White House.” We have seen evidence of this by his

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressman Joe Baca · Department of Homeland Security · Immigration · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Ruben Navarrette

Ruben Navarrette says Latinos will remember GOP no votes on Sotomayor

August 15th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Back on August 1, I wrote a blog post asking if Latinos would remember how Judge Sotomayor was treated in the confirmation hearings. I suggested that the Republican Senators, who at that time had decided not to support Sotomayor’s confirmation, were making a calculated risk that could backfire especially if Latinos stayed engaged in the political process [...]

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Tags: GOP · racism · Ruben Navarrette · Supreme Court

My thoughts on a favorable McCain piece by Ruben Navarette

October 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Over the weekend, I read this piece that appeared in the Long Beach Press-Telegram by columnist Ruben Navarette that was pretty favorable toward Senator John McCain. I was struck by how one dimensional the piece was and again bothered that one’s stance on immigration was spun into somehow standing up for the Latino community. Once again, one of [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Immigration · John McCain · National Council of La Raza · Presidential Elections · Ruben Navarrette

Palin appeals to Latinas?

September 13th, 2008 · 4 Comments

A few days ago, I read Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez’s blog, where she addressed the very real possibility that the addition of Governor Sarah Palin to the McCain ticket may attract Latinas who were Hillary supporters and reluctantly became Obama supporters. Then yesterday, I read Ruben Navarrette’s column suggesting that because of Palin, McCain may have a [...]

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Tags: John McCain · Presidential Elections · Ruben Navarrette · Sarah Palin

Ruben Navarrette predicts that Latinos will vote for Obama

June 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Ruben Navarrette has an interesting commentary about how Latinos will end up voting for Obama. I agree with most of what he has to say except that John McCain would make an excellent president. He cites statistics pointing to McCain’s heavy Latino support for his re-election to the Senate where he has earned as much [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Iraq War · John McCain · Ruben Navarrette

Clinton’s grip on the Latino vote is loosening.

February 28th, 2008 · 7 Comments

I just found this commentary on CNN by Ruben Navarrette Jr. regarding Clinton, Obama and the Latino vote. Recent Gallup poll surveys indicate that Obama has slight lead over Clinton among Latinos. Navarrette also points out that during a debate in Los Angeles, Hillary Clinton “answered a question by pitting undocumented Latino immigrants against African-Americans.” [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Hillary Clinton · Presidential Elections · Ruben Navarrette