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Looks like Palin has her own church issues — Why isn’t this footage all over the news?

September 9th, 2008 · 9 Comments

It seems that Governor Sarah Palin has some church problems of her own. Remember a few months ago when we couldn’t turn on the evening news without hearing repeated footage of Reverend Wright and his rantings? And while I don’t agree with Rev. Wright’s statements, I think that it is a little odd how there are statements […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Evangelicals · Iraq War · Pentacostal churches · Presidential Elections · Sarah Palin

Blinded by the pastiness at the RNC!

September 6th, 2008 · 12 Comments

While I was never a Chicano studies major or minor back in college, I have read some of the work of Dr. Rudy Acuña. And while there is no shortage of opinions regarding the relevance of Chicano studies, the godfather of the discipline can be spot on with his observations. I found this commentary from […]

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Tags: diversity · racism · Republican Party · Sarah Palin

My thoughts on Palin’s speech

September 4th, 2008 · 22 Comments

I haven’t watched too much of the RNC as it has been a busy week for me, but I did catch most of Governor Palin’s speech yesterday and then heard the commentary on NPR on my way home. I was struck by how little she revealed about her own policy positions, but she did go […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Iraq War · John McCain · Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin’s ideas about sex education policy — and the red flag it raises

September 1st, 2008 · 25 Comments

Well, today Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin confirmed that her 17 year old daughter Bristol is five months pregnant. The United States has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates of the industrialized world, despite the legalization and availability of various forms of contraception. Actually, teen birth rates are on the rise for the first time […]

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Tags: Education · Presidential Elections · Sarah Palin · teen pregnancy

Sarah Palin chosen by McCain as VP candidate – Is she a friend of the Latino community?

August 30th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Yesterday John McCain shocked many by selecting Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential nominee. Palin, a 44 year old mother of five, has been the governor of Alaska for nearly two years, and prior to that, her other experiences in electoral politics were when she served as mayor of Wasilla and on its […]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Evangelicals · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Iraq War · John McCain · Pentacostal churches · Presidential Elections · Sarah Palin

History in the making, Barack Obama accepts the Democratic Party Nomination on the 45th anniversary of MLK’s “I have a dream” speech

August 29th, 2008 · 7 Comments

On the 45th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I have a dream speech” on the Washington mall, Senator Barack Obama became the first African-American presidential nominee of a major party. I thought that Obama performed wonderfully. He did a great job of anticipating the attacks that the John McCain and Sarah Palin will likely make. He […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Democratic Party · Education · health care · Hillary Clinton · John McCain · Presidential Elections · Sarah Palin