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|10 Months of Chasing Romney
I’ve shaken Romney’s hand three or four times, recorded a priest being manhandled by a member of his congregation at a demonstration and heard stories of children crossing the desert that they ...
An excerpt from the book Chasing Romney: How Mitt Romney is Losing the Latino Vote I walked into a room that was filled with some unusual characters. I saw Marla, a young girl I met when we were ...
|The DNC's Latino Theme
“Undocumented immigration has slowed, however, the human rights situation has only gotten worse at the border as mom and pop coyotes are replaced by drug cartels looking to expand into new markets ...
|Arrests at the DNC
“Education not deportation! Education not deportation!” was the chant escaping from the protestors and megaphones. There were protestors in the middle of a four-way intersection, kneeling on ...
|Voter Suppression Series Part II: Florida
Florida has had a rough election that hasn't even started yet, especially for Latino voters. There have already been several overreaches which have been pulled back in Florida, either by the justice ...
|Demonstrations and Beatings at the RNC
“USA!!! USA!!!” they chanted at us to drown out our own chants of “DREAM ACT AND FULL EQUALITY!” The gay priest was at the front of our little group, and a balding man with a red face and ...
|DREAMers to the RNC
There have been many groups that have felt the sting of Republican rhetoric and policy, from the "lazy people" that get hardworking patriot's money in the form of welfare, to the "parasitic" teacher'...
|Voter Suppression Series: Pennsylvania
It is unfortunate that this is what the country offers journalists at the moment, but this is the first of a series of articles dedicated to voter suppression efforts, each focusing on a different ...
|Paul Ryan for VP?
Paul Ryan has been selected for the VP position, thus completing the anti-immigrant ticket for the Republican party. The selection of Paul Ryan, a man who voted against the DREAM Act and has no ...
|Details to the New DHS Deportation Policy
Today, the administration is discussing the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy, releasing some details to the policy which has been called an “Executive DREAM Act” by many within ...
|DRM in Mississippi
My shirt was sticky with sweat, as were most of the other shirts I spied around me. This included the shirts of 3 guys with microphone recorders, 3 large professional cameras, 2 smaller amateurish ...
|The Implications of SB 1070
SB 1070 is perhaps the single most controversial piece of state legislation on the national stage this election cycle. This legislation, a fault line cracking between party lines along one of the ...
|For Romney and Rubio, Obama's Executive Order Spells Trouble
Obama began his announcement in the Rose Garden, talking about DREAMers. “They are Americans in their hearts, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper.” He talked about how they’...
|Immigrants' Right's protesters roughed up at Romney rally
"Excuse me, did you come with them?" asked an intense, middle-aged blonde woman with a small green badge, the center of which was occupied by a white star. By then, Erika and Cesar were already in ...
|Romney's Pockets, Latino Evangelicals, and Why the Primaries will Slog On
Romney had spent over 3 million on tv ads before any other candidate had even started. This was a rare cycle, in which so much money was spent early it was turning people off. Santorum’s ...
|The Current State of the GOP Primaries
The Primaries had taken what in any other primary would have been considered an unprecedented turn of events: Santorum gave Romney a profound beating in Alabama and Mississippi, placing him in ...
|Occupy Insanity, Romney and the Dream Act
We were back in NY yet again. Cesar, Erika, Eddie, Carlos and Celso were there, in addition to Jade. I hadn’t seen Jade since the morning after her friend’s 21st birthday party: she drove us ...
|Romney with Independents and Latinos
Although one of Mitt Romney seems to be the inevitability for the Republican Party, he still has some very serious problems courting certain demographics of voters. Two which stand out are ...
|Is this REALLY it? Why I Hate the Current GOP Candidates
The Republican Primaries: It's officially become sadder than watching an over the hill porn star scraping the bottom of the barrel to find a fetish film that Ron Jeremy would feel guilty and ...
|Romney and the Military DREAM Act
For many Latino voters, whether or not their cousins, parents or grandparents are being deported is often the only question they care about come election time. Compared with concerns about the ...
|Romney the Unreadable: Why I Don't Trust the Guy
Here's the thing that freaks me out about Romney: you just can't read that guy. When he was called out by Rick Perry in the South Carolina debate, he had to go on the record as saying regulation ...
|Republicans and the Politics of Denial
What I’ve seen on TV for the past 11 years or so from the Republicans (basically, since I started paying attention) has consistently sickened me. Perhaps I came into political awareness at a ...
|Romney in New Hampshire: Following the Mormonator on the Primary Trail
I dragged my ass out off of the floor in a cheap motel room that holds twice as many people as it should, which would later lead into a fight and threats of arrest from the owner of the cheap motel ...
|Chasing the Dream to DC
I looked in the mirror, and it was a somewhat absurd charicature of a man who packed hastily: an oversized jacket, a suit hanging in a suit bag from a strap hooked on my backpack, my backpack filled ...
|Campaign Contributions, Lobbyists and Corporations: the Business-Minded Sociopath’s Robin Hood
An interesting thing happens one day: a group of indigenous peoples, lets say the Huaorani of the Ecuadorian Amazon, have millions of gallons of toxic waste from sources like toxic drilling ...
|Why I hate the current Republican Party
For the past four years, after initially sucking up to Obama when he was popular while crapping on him and his proposals when he wasn't in the room, the essential Republican attitude has been "we ...
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