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.

A Two-Part Plan for Winning Undecided Latinos

When prominent Hispanics took to the stage during the Republican Convention, the GOP may have finally accomplished the first step in winning back Latino voters. But while Romney and company have nailed the first part, now it’s time for them to get working on the second part.

Jon Stewart vs. Fox News

Some on the right are saying that Jon Stewart’s jokes about Herman Cain are racist. As someone who has been on the receiving end of Jon’s jokes for a long time, I was thin-skinned enough to think that I was a target due to my ethnicity—I was wrong, and so are Jon’s critics on the right. Jon is an “equal opportunity” satirist.

Do Cable TV Wars Cause Real Wars?

Do ratings wars drive us toward actual wars? If covering Libya weren’t “good” for ratings, would we have seen the pictures of death, destruction and brutality for the past month to the extent we have? And if we hadn’t seen those stories, would we be enforcing a no-fly zone right now? I believe there’s a risk that cable news can fuel the fire and “sell” us on a course of action. Too much coverage carries with it the risk of creating a false sense of importance or urgency. So what’s the solution?