4 Questions Presidential Hopefuls Should Answer to Win Latino Voters and the Election

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It’s not every day that a famed political operative like John Podesta sends me an email inviting me to a conference call for “community leaders like you.” But that happened as Hillary Clinton announced in a video that she is running for the Democratic nomination for President in 2016. Clinton’s announcement is wedged between Republican […]

How to Change Silicon Valley’s Brofest: Diversity

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Ellen Pao’s lawsuit against the famed venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has done more to shine a harsh spotlight on Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity, specifically the dismal number of women and the humiliating practices to which Ms. Pao was allegedly subjected. However, to rectify the diversity gap and foster workplace equality and innovation, we must […]

Immigration: Is Europe a Warning of What Could Happen in the U.S.?

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In many interviews after the #CharlieHebdo attacks, European academics and journalists pointed to the lack of integration as a key motivator by so-called radicalized Europeans of Muslim faith. Unlike America, experts argued that these immigrants and their citizen children have been socially and politically excluded from society. As someone who has spent more than a decade reporting […]

What Gina Rodriguez Got Wrong at the Golden Globes

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The Twitter surge matched Gina Rodriguez’s emotions when she accepted the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her leading role in the CW comedy Jane the Virgen. Choking back tears, she declared: “This award is so much than myself. It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes.” Unlike everyone on my Twitter […]

New Year, New Menu at Cuba Libre

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I love classics but am always intrigued when a creative mind can pull off a twist that is at once convincing and fresh. That’s what executive chef Matt Zagorski accomplished with his updated menu at Cuba Libre restaurant in Washington, D.C. I had the opportunity to savor his creations right before President Obama announced the beginning […]