Trayvon & Zimmerman: Not Black and White

The differences between the barrio and ghetto, between being presumed to be illegal and being presumed to be a criminal, between being “brown” and being “black,” are not all that great. And to complicate things even more; yes, there are black Hispanics.

No Ms. Coulter, Latinos Are Not Lazy

If Rand Paul, a Tea Party Republican, can agree with senators on both sides of the aisle in supporting immigration reform, then it shows that we as a country are coming to a consensus on the need for reform and the way to get there.

Why James Rosen Matters to All of Us

What source would ever share any information if he felt that the government had the right to look at the reporter’s notes, read his emails or spy on him?

Remove The Bias And Let Latinos Get In The Conversation

The immigration debate is already emotionally charged and colored enough by political rhetoric on each side. We don’t need groups like the Heritage Foundation throwing gasoline on the fire. We don’t need studies grounded in racist and wrong philosophies.

Too Much Fiesta on the Field? God Would Want Us to Celebrate

As a Latino, I’m a member of a minority group that is often said to be “expressive” and characterized as “hot-blooded” by Hollywood. Watch any telenovela and you’ll see what I’m talking about. We are warm and expressive –it’s our nature and our culture– and we’re OK with that. The question is, Should that expressiveness […]

Immigration Reform Will Make Us Safer

Alienated young people who are not part of the mainstream are potentially more harmful to America. That’s why immigration reform is crucial to our security and has to be addressed.

Isn’t It Time For Our Own Yoani Sanchez?

Yoani Sanchez is a Cuban dissident. Her words against her own oppressive government cannot help but remind us of our own history against tyranny. But should they not also remind us of our present condition?

Rand Paul is “El Hombre!”

Rand Paul has done what the 2012 Republican nominee for president failed to do: take a stance on immigration that makes sense, appeals to Latinos and doesn’t alienate the Tea Party base.

The Sequester Protester

The Sequester is Coming! But whether it’s crony capitalism, corporate welfare, pork barrel spending, government waste or non-essential government bureaucracy, most Americans would not mind, notice or even be affected if we cut $85 billion in spending.

New Pope, New Doctrine? The Catholic Church Should Allow Priests To Marry

There is perhaps no bigger challenge facing the Catholic Church than its global sexual abuse crisis. And that issue is inextricably tied to whether priests should be allowed to marry. No matter the next pope’s nationality, he will undoubtedly have to face this issue. The question is not if, but for how much longer, the Catholic Church will continue requiring priests to be celibate. The answer? Not much longer.