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Redefining the American Education Debate

May 18th, 2011 · 3 Comments

By Matt Stieglitz A few weeks ago, the Obama administration outlined its “steps” for improving Latino education, including: $4 billion school improvement grants; a request for additional Head Start and Early Head Start funding; and a program to train more Latino teachers. Most importantly, “mechanisms” are being put in place to significantly boost the college [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Education · Supreme Court

Update on Arizona Immigration Bills

February 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

Today Arizona’s state senate appropriations committee passed a bill to change birthright citizenship within the state and will set up a Supreme Court case on the matter. This birthright bill will now proceed to the full Arizona state senate for a debate. VotoLatino has a blog post up describing how this Arizona birthright bill challenges [...]

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Tags: Immigration · Supreme Court

Our Wise Latina Overruled!

June 2nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

The following is a blog post by Pablo Manriquez in response to yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling. This is from the AP: For Justice Sotomayor, deciding to make suspects speak to have the right to remain silent was a step too far. Sotomayor, the court’s newest member, wrote a strongly worded dissent for the court’s liberals, [...]

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Tags: Crime · Supreme Court

Some reactions to President Obama’s State of Union Address

January 28th, 2010 · 7 Comments

I was able to catch most of the State of the Union last night, and before the President even entered the gallery, I was struck by a few things. One being Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in her “Nancy Reagan red” suit yet again. She loves red suits, and she’s always in an aisle seat for the [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressman Joe Baca · Education · health care · Immigration · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Supreme Court

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

End up week update: Villaraigosa for Senate?, Joe Baca and Tiger Woods, + More!

December 10th, 2009 · 19 Comments

It has been a busy week, but here are some items that I have been following in the past few days. This piece from the Huffington Post caught my attention about Villar (as many like to call him) or Mayor V. It speculates that Villar may be holding out to run for the Senate in [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Congressman Joe Baca · Supreme Court

Seneca returns with observations about President Obama and Latinos

October 11th, 2009 · 32 Comments

Seneca has been on hiatus, but he’s back with some great observations about Latinos in the Obama administration and in the federal government in general: Obama has already demonstrated that he is the first US President to appoint more Latinos in his administration than any other President before him. His crowning achievement was to get Sonia [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · diversity · GOP · Immigration · Secretary of Interior Salazar · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Seneca · Supreme Court

Justice Sotomayor displays her baseball skills

September 28th, 2009 · 11 Comments

This weekend Justice Sotomayor  tossed out the first pitch in a game against the Boston Red Socks at Yankee Stadium to help commemorate her hometown ball club’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. I don’t think that the Yankees could have picked a more appropriate candidate for this task, as Sotomayor is definitely a baseball fan. You [...]

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Tags: Supreme Court