It’s ironic that in this next Latino century a discussion about leadership should be devoid of any mention of actual leaders. Anna Giraldo Kerr asked several Latinos about the state of Latino leadership in the United States and came up with little in way of who “our” leader is.
This isn’t surprising. Pew Research’s Hispanic Trends Project published a study a few years ago, which found that almost sixty-five percent of Latinos have no conception of who the most important Latino leader in the country might be.
After forty-one fruitless attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senator Ted Cruz’ crusade has many in the media discussing and dissecting what his endgame is. Without any chance of passing a bill through the Senate - let alone the President’s desk- that would defund Obamacare, Senator Cruz seems to have demonstrated a unique talent for angering everyone in Washington - including quite a few members of his own party.
The tax burden to support our aging population will fall increasingly on Latinos. More than half the births last year were to non-white parents, and Hispanics make up the youngest significant demographic in the country, with the median age of Hispanics hovering around 28 years. Alternatively, more than 80 percent of the senior citizens in this country are non-Hispanic whites, and the large baby boomer generation will be with us until the 2040’s.
As we reflect on the state of civil rights in the country on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous speech in Washington D.C., the focus has rightly been on the progress we have made since that day. But while we should certainly reflect on this progress as a country, we should not allow this to lose sight of the progress still to be made within our communities.
Iowa Republicans are out of touch with America and the GOP should do itself a favor and stop pandering to conservatives in that state.
Aspiring politicos travelled to Iowa to talk politics with conservative Christians and discuss the state of the country, with the list of topics hitting all the right-wing notes ranging from the unreasonable to the impressively imaginative.
There are three good reasons immigration reform should pass, even for conservatives, but one important reason why it won’t.
The first reason immigration reform should pass is democratic in nature. As the House of Representatives takes on immigration reform, it is important for the Republican Party to address the existential crisis it faces because of the demographic shifts in the population.
Republican Gabriel Gomez faces a steep challenge in Tuesday's special election in Massachusetts to replace former Democratic Senator John Kerry, who resigned to become Secretary of State.
A recent poll by Emerson College reported that Democratic Congressman, Ed Markey, was leading Gomez by double digits before the Massachusetts Senate special election on Tuesday.
The results of the polls are consistent with the strong democratic leanings of the liberal state, which voted strongly for President Obama in 2012 and returned the Senate seat back to a democrat when they elected Elizabeth Warren.