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Repairing the Latino Image: How Latino in America Failed Us

February 9th, 2011 · 5 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz As I peruse the Latino landscape in this country, I can’t help but come to back the same thought: Soledad O’Brien let me down. As many of you will recall, last year Soledad filmed Latino in America, the Latino version of Black in America. Refusing to miss the program, I got my [...]

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Tags: Education · health care · Immigration · Latino History · Media · teen pregnancy · Univision

Candidate Profile: Linda Chavez-Thompson for Lieutenant Governor of Texas

August 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments

I have had the opportunity to interact with Linda Chavez-Thompson twice within the past month. The first time at Netroots Nation in Las Vegas a few weeks ago and then again last week on a blogger call. Between now and the November elections, I will periodically feature some Latino candidates or other candidates running for [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · diversity · Education · Government Accountability · Immigration · teen pregnancy

Women’s Rights & Reproductive Freedoms Under Attack with Honduran Coup

November 16th, 2009 · 9 Comments

One issue that has been brought to my attention regarding the recent posts that Seneca has contributed about the Honduras issue is basic women’s rights. This issue should be particularly appealing to Secretary Clinton, as fourteen years ago, she said, “Women’s rights are human rights.” Several prominent members of the de facto government in Honduras [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Foreign Policy · Hillary Clinton · Latin American Foreign Policy · teen pregnancy

Seneca: Latinos and the Current Ship of State

March 2nd, 2009 · 14 Comments

President Obama has entered office and confirmed that the nation faces its greatest economic challenge since the 1930′s Great Depression. The menacing economic syndrome of deflation is rearing its ugly head. Prices are collapsing in many markets not just in housing. The current crisis is increasingly characterized as becoming a wide-spread debacle: the consumer confidence [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Economics · Education · LULAC · National Council of La Raza · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Ed Pastor · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Ruben Hinojosa · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · teen pregnancy

Rep. Linda Sanchez (no, not Loretta) knocked up!

November 20th, 2008 · 71 Comments

Pat Morrison of the LA Times has a short piece about Congresswoman Linda Sanchez’s pregnancy announcement. First off, congrats Linda. You wanted a baby, and now I hope you have a happy and healthy one and an uneventful pregnancy. Here’s my take on it. Linda Sanchez is not married but is engaged and planned this [...]

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Tags: Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · teen pregnancy

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