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 […]

#ThxBirthControl. There I Said It.

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I remember asking my mom about birth control when I was seventeen. We were in the kitchen and I was helping to set the table–edging out Lil’ Sis so that I wouldn’t have to clean up after our meal. I was brave and daring. After all, she was chopping our salad ingredients with a ginsu […]