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“A Republican Probably Can’t Win Without About 40 percent, Minimum, of the Hispanic And Latino V

“A Republican Probably Can’t Win Without About 40 percent, Minimum, of the Hispanic And Latino V

"A Republican probably can't win without about 40 percent, minimum, of the Hispanic and Latino vote." You've heard that many times from America's Voice. Now, it's coming from a leading political pundit, Larry Sabato: continue reading »

Report: Why Do Elephants Put their Heads in the Sand?

Report: Why Do Elephants Put their Heads in the Sand?

The Republican Party’s stance on immigration—and what it means for its candidates’ ability to compete for Latino voters—is shaping up as one of the major storylines this election cycle. continue reading »

Romney the DREAM Killer - By Hector Luis Alamo, Jr.

Romney the DREAM Killer - By Hector Luis Alamo, Jr.

Former Massachusetts governor and current GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney has vowed to veto the DREAM Act if he’s elected president. “The question is, if I were elected and Congress were to pass the DREAM Act, would I veto it, and the answer is yes," Romney told a group of voters in Le Mars, Iowa, during a campaign stop on Saturday. "For those that come here illegally, the idea of giving them in-state tuition credits or other special benefits, I find to be contrary to the idea of a nation of laws." continue reading »

44 Years After Walkouts, Are Latino Students Better Off?

44 Years After Walkouts, Are Latino Students Better Off?

The following commentary was produced by South Kern Sol, a new, hyperlocal online outlet for youth reporting on community health issues in South Kern County. It is a project of New America Media, and is supported by continue reading »

Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions that You Can Actually Keep

Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions that You Can Actually Keep

With the new year right around the corner, the age-old question looms…what New Year’s resolutions should be made? And more importantly, how long will they actually be kept? Here’s a list of ten resolutions, some common and some uncommon, and some ways to make sure they actually survive most if not all of 2012. continue reading »

POLL: Hispanic Voters Favor Obama Over  Romney by Nearly  3:1 Margin

POLL: Hispanic Voters Favor Obama Over Romney by Nearly 3:1 Margin

Months of extreme anti-immigrant rhetoric from Mitt Romney and his GOP rivals seems to be taking its toll, with Hispanic voters going to President Obama in a landslide according to a new Pew Hispanic Center poll released today. continue reading »

In Az., Push to Revive Mexican Midwifery

In Az., Push to Revive Mexican Midwifery

Marinah Valenzuela Farrell is one of only a few licensed midwives in Arizona. Though it isn’t a profitable venture, helping mothers bring their newborn children into this continue reading »

Ron Paul Flunks the R (Racism) Test, For Good Reason

Ron Paul Flunks the R (Racism) Test, For Good Reason

Things got worse for GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul when his rival Newt Gingrich recently called him out for purportedly using racially inflammatory language in official fundraising newsletters during the 1990s. continue reading »

Why Mexican Immigrants Can’t Get Ahead

Why Mexican Immigrants Can’t Get Ahead

The real wages of Mexicans in the U.S. have declined since 1970, and Princeton sociologists say a “perfect storm” of anti-immigrant laws is to blame. Princeton sociologists argue that a “new regime of immigration enforcement” is to blame for the stagnant wages of Mexicans in the U.S. continue reading »

As Iowa Caucuses Approach, Signatories of Iowa Compact Hope to Reframe Immigration Debate

As Iowa Caucuses Approach, Signatories of Iowa Compact Hope to Reframe Immigration Debate

Exhausted by the base immigration rhetoric prevalent in the GOP presidential debate, a group of concerned Iowans is seeking to reframe the issue in anticipation of the Iowa Caucuses next month. continue reading »