My Remarks to the ADL’s National Executive Committee

I had the privilege to be invited by Abe Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League, to address their National Executive Committee on February 10, 2012. I discussed my recent trip to Israel as part of a group of Latino journalists, as well as my own very personal journey over the past year that had led me to learn more about myself, the Jewish people and to develop a personal friendship with Abe.

You Were Wrong Senator Ensign, This Is Your Problem!

Senator Ensign slept with his best friend’s wife, and then got his friend a lobbying gig. I guess that’s one way to say I’m sorry. But Ensign then left his friend out to dry when charges of ethics violations began to swirl. Nearly two years later, Senator John Ensign has finally stopped blaming others and has resigned. It’s a pity that he was disconnected from reality for so long.

Politicians and Porn Don’t Mix

Congressman Anthony Weiner has been taking political contributions from pornographers. Should contributors get vetted by politicians, or is the financial temptation just too great to resist?

Burning the Quran Is No Childish Game

Pastor Terry Jones burned a Quran last week. Hate masquerading as political protest is still hate, which is why Jones must be repudiated so he realizes that his actions are not only offensive, but also dangerous and careless—especially when we have troops stationed in Muslim countries.