The new pope brings a set of mixed beliefs, in which his concern for the underprivileged does not stop him from being conservative in questions concerning “morality and family.” He is opposed to abortion, contraception and gay marriage, but strongly supports help for HIV victims and baptism for illegitimate children.
The fact that Muhammad Yusuf, who was arrested yesterday and accused of conspiring to commit a terrorist act in New York, was born in the Dominican Republic and that his pre-conversion name is Jose Pimentel, wasn’t ignored in the reports about the failed plot. On the contrary, it appeared mostly on the first paragraphs in the news.
First published in The Huffington Post, 03/17/2012 In a series of statements and interviews, the main Republican presidential candidates distanced themselves even further from Latino voters this week while they campaigned for the 23 delegates up for grabs in Sunday’s primary election in Puerto Rico. Republican candidates have opposed comprehensive immigration reform, rejected the DREAM…
The events unfolding this week and announced for the next one remind us once again that Latinos in the United States are an intrinsic part of the population, and as such, are as interested and invested as every other American in the state of our union. When unemployment and foreclosure numbers rise, Latinos suffer; when the economy’s numbers improve they rejoice. And when civil rights cases jump to the front pages, they listen with rapt attention as the issue is always close to home.
For some, this is an homogeneous group, so united that if you make one of them a formal leader, the others will follow.
So if you choose a Latino candidate to run for office, the thinking goes, just the fact that they are Latino will, by itself, convince Latino voters to support them. Regardless of whether the Latino candidate is opposed to what most Latinos support–and vice versa.
Super Tuesday will likely be an extremely important day for the GOP presidential candidates, with 410 delegates — or 18% of the total GOP delegates– up for grabs. Of course, a big win could assist Mitt Romney to win the nomination and break the back of either Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich; but on the other hand, a surprise win for either of these candidates could potentially debilitate Romney and deny him the advantage he gained from last-minute victories in Michigan and Florida.
The cases of chronic violence, which occurs repeatedly and is ongoing, are never explored–and these comprise the vast majority, causing untold devastation and grief.
While massacres and tragic shootings by crazed individuals occur in schools of all economic levels, with varying racial makeups, chronic violence in school tends to be concentrated in lower income areas, where the majority of students are usually Latino or black.
As to whether Freddie Mac would offer a new loan to De Los Santos to buy back the house — since he has the income and is willing to compensate for the late payments — that’s not possible, explained German, because De Los Santos’ credit is ruined.
It hasn’t always been like this in California. The Golden State was once a Mecca for education at all levels. Higher education at the three systems created by the government the University of California with 9 campuses, the California State University with 23 and the enormous Community College system was all affordable
“Mr. Speaker, I am not anti-immigrant: my father was born in Mexico.”
End of discussion. How could we think otherwise? Demolishing argument. Iron logic. Incredible philosophy. Why teach about Socrates, Descartes or Spinoza, when we have Mitt Romney?
Because, actually, how can any American be anti-immigrant when most of their forefathers were born somewhere else?