The newest media push is polyamorous relationships, which I’ve now witnessed being depicted on several specials and news reports as a reasonable alternative to traditional marriage. Many find it difficult to understand us “Neanderthals” who bristle at the thought of constantly having to accept new lifestyles. ABC news, for example, asks us to “have an open mind” and consider whether “they have a point.”
Americans are having less sex — reproductive, baby-making sex — than they ever have before. Last week, TIME Magazine had a cover story entitled, “The Childfree Life.” The gist of the article was that increasingly, in our modern era, “having it all means not having children.” The choice to not have children represents a shift […]
As President Obama chooses the acquittal of George Zimmerman to reaffirm his black heritage, we should remind him that he should be there for all of us.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
I asked a group of 17-year olds attending a prep school in South Florida about politics: what their own personal priorities were, and what they thought the country’s priorities should be. These 17-year olds were able to put aside their own personal wants and needs and choose rationally what makes the most sense for the country. Can President Obama do the same?