Why do I keep pushing on comprehensive immigration reform? It’s not just because I believe our current laws are better suited for the 20th century and that the economic benefits to reform are tremendous to our strapped local budgets. Or that it will help our global economic competitiveness if we attract engineers, scientists, and founders […]
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I was chatting with #TwitterBrotherFromAnotherMother since we may be teaming up on a voter registration drive/civic engagement effort and we got to talking about the big elefante político in the Election 2012 room. Is the GOP writing off Hispanics in November? Are Latinos lock, estock, and barrel Demócratas? I hope the answer is no. Now I’ll […]
On Monday, I was squaring my week which had already become demanding with three assignments from Fox News Latino and Latina Magazine where I am a regular politics contributor. Thursday would be a typical, hectic day since this is when I prepare to publish a weekly TWLC newsletter for my networks, in addition to my freelance assignments and writing […]
“The job of a leader is to make ordinary people do extraordinary things.” Nowadays it’s hard to remember this. You think you need gobs of dólares à la Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, proving that today, a leader’s electability is tied more to his ability to rake in the cash than by the quaint notion of […]
“¡Psst! Los republicanos don’t like Latinos, ¿no?” “Pues you’re wrong. I’m conservadora. It’s just the candidates want to be Presidente and they’re trying to get there by making the Tea Party happy.” The tiki tiki on the streets since the debates started is that the Republican party doesn’t like Latinos. Now of course that’s silly. Plenty of Hispanics are card-carrying […]
What a stunner. Newt Gingrich wins South Carolina, a conservative, “family values,” evangelical state if ever there was one, days after his ex-wife Marianne states the former Speaker of the House asked her for an “open marriage” while he was getting busy with an ex-staffer and his current wife Callista (still with me?). Add to […]
Women are uniquely positioned to lead our economic recovery–if you are interpreting the recent data optimistically and believe our economy is on the up. ¿Por qué? Well, the “man-cession” as our recession was called by some experts, hit men disproportionately hard as more were laid off, downsized, and stayed out of work longer than women. […]