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August 9, 2012
Column: A star to watch out of Texas
SAN DIEGO -- Now that San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been chosen to give the keynote speech at next month's Democratic National Convention, I wanted to hear what he plans to do with this incredible opportunity. Castro told me he intends to tell his story along with his family's...
August 9, 2012 - 12:00am
August 2, 2012
Column: Digging a hole with 'that'
SAN DIEGO -- If an elected official with a reputation as a skilled communicator is still trying to clarify remarks that he made two weeks ago, there's a problem. President Obama is learning this lesson the hard way as he tries to explain away a controversy that revolves around four...
August 2, 2012 - 12:00am
July 30, 2012
Column: Don't follow this money
SAN DIEGO -- Consider this argument: People worked hard for their money. It belongs to them, and so they can do whatever they want with it. That includes sending it out of the country, if they believe that makes sense for them and their families. What business is it of ours? Besides,...
July 30, 2012 - 12:00am
July 18, 2012
Column: An about-face on immigration
SAN DIEGO -- How's this for a role reversal? When Rahm Emanuel was in Congress and later as White House chief of staff, he protected fellow Democrats by steering the party's agenda away from what he labeled the new "third rail" of American politics -- the emotional issue of immigration....
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 13, 2012
Column: Eric Holder's unanswered questions
"Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their government is doing. ... My administration will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the...
July 13, 2012 - 12:00am
June 12, 2012
Column: The "price" of citizenship
SAN DIEGO -- You've probably heard the saying that youth is wasted on the young. Well, thanks to one of the more disturbing stories swirling around the initial public offering of the social media behemoth Facebook, we've learned that, in some cases, U.S. citizenship is wasted on U.S....
June 12, 2012 - 12:00am
April 16, 2012
Column: The Mexican flip-flopper
SAN DIEGO -- How do you say "flip-flopper" in Spanish? South of the border, the answer seems to be: "Enrique Pena Nieto." The front-runner in Mexico's July presidential election was against using the military to combat drug cartels before he was in favor of it.
April 16, 2012 - 12:00am
March 29, 2012
Column: Frustration with the president
SAN DIEGO -- In the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, many Hispanics are talking about voting for the lesser of two evils. The hard part is figuring out the lesser evil. African-Americans aren't facing the same dilemma, and yet many of those on the far left are also disappointed...
March 29, 2012 - 12:00am
March 26, 2012
Column: A problem without a solution
SAN DIEGO -- Do you remember when some liberal Democrats -- in opposing heavy-handed attempts by Republicans to regulate immigration policy in Arizona and elsewhere -- used to whoop and holler about how states should not exceed their authority and usurp the power of the federal government? That...
March 26, 2012 - 12:00am
March 13, 2012
Column: A question of honor
SAN DIEGO -- Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta gave his life for his country. And yet, he and his battlefield heroics have been treated in a manner that can only be described as shameful. His actions should earn him a posthumous Medal of Honor.
March 13, 2012 - 12:00am
March 6, 2012
Column: A new challenge to affirmative action
SAN DIEGO -- Is it time to end affirmative action? As you would expect from someone who has written about this subject for more than 25 years, my answer is nuanced. If the goal of the program is to make amends for past injustice, then we should end it. Growing up Mexican-American...
March 6, 2012 - 12:00am
December 29, 2011
Column: A sheriff gets his notice
SAN DIEGO -- Joe Arpaio has always been part Bull Connor, part Barney Fife. When the sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County is not impersonating the commissioner of public safety in Birmingham, Ala., who symbolized bigotry during the civil rights movement, he sort of resembles the...
December 29, 2011 - 12:00am
December 27, 2011
Column: Newt Gringrich, Mr. Off and On
SAN DIEGO -- If the Republican presidential primary campaign were an amusement park, the popular attraction voted most likely to make people's heads spin would probably be called: "Mr. Newt's Wild Ride." Here's how it goes. Newt Gingrich will say something brilliant on Monday. Then...
December 27, 2011 - 12:00am
December 13, 2011
Column: Gingrich's language barrier
SAN DIEGO -- This Christmas, someone should give Newt Gingrich the one gift he really needs: a filter. I have praised Gingrich on issues ranging from immigration to Social Security. But I wonder, how could someone so intelligent have such a knack for saying things that are so inappropriate?...
December 13, 2011 - 12:00am
December 2, 2011
Column: Debunking stereotypes
SAN DIEGO -- Arsalan Iftikhar has an important message for his fellow Americans: "Have no fear." The 34-year-old Chicago native of Pakistani descent is now a Washington, D.C.-based human rights lawyer, media commentator and founder of the global news site, The Crescent Post.
December 2, 2011 - 12:00am