Politics of Humanity: Cult of Personality

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Unless you have your head in the sand and are unaware what took place yesterday, January 8, 2011, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, and at least 17 others were shot when a gunman opened fire outside a Safeway supermarket parking lot where Ms. Giffords was holding a “meet and greet.” Rep. Giffords was shot […]

RIP, Carlos Guerra: South Texas’ Unsung Hero

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Last night, I received the sad news that former San Antonio Express-News columnist Carlos Guerra had passed away. When they say don’t judge a book by its cover, that is certainly true of Carlos Guerra. Before I got to know Carlos, I knew of him only through his column. I was introduced to Carlos through […]

Latinos And The Politics Of Immigration

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More than 10 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States. On November 15, MSNBC, in partnership with Voto Latino, will present a special two-hour town hall event taking an in-depth look at the complex issue of immigration in America and the emerging role of the Latino population in American life and politics. The event, […]

DREAM Now Letters to Barack Obama: Stop Ivan Nikolov’s Deportation

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The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help tens of thousands of young people, American in all but paperwork, to earn […]

Show Me Your Papers: Turning the Tables

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In less than 48 hours Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 (SB1070) will become law. That day, 1.4 million American Latinos living in Arizona and any passing through will become potential targets of racial profiling as SB1070 gives local law enforcement the jurisdiction to request proof of citizenship based solely on “suspicion.” During the progressive conference Netroots […]

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