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Commentary: Obama is not telling the truth on immigration

April 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SAN DIEGO When I said recently that President Obama has a habit of not being truthful about his immigration record, an angry Obama supporter demanded that I give specifics. Continue Reading

Commentary: Windy City daydream

February 19, 2011 in West Central Tribune

In this city’s upcoming mayoral contest, there are those candidates who have no chance and at least one who has no shame.
Mr. Shameless is Rahm Emanuel, who really must think that Latinos are fools, that they have short memories and that they don’t hold a grudge. He is 0 for 3.
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Commentary: Both conservatives and liberals need to lay off

January 11, 2011 in West Central Tribune

SAN DIEGO Being liberal means never having to say you’re sorry.
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Commentary: For GOP, a star is born

November 25, 2010 in West Central Tribune

SAN DIEGO Poised to make history by becoming the first female governor of New Mexico and the first Latina to be a governor of any state, Susana Martinez will easily be one of the country’s most consequential elected officials. But, as you learn from talking with her, she is also one of the most fascinating.
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Commentary: Angle shows Latinos she’s no Reagan

October 22, 2010 in West Central Tribune

SAN DIEGO Ronald Reagan said that Hispanics don’t have to be told to vote Republican. Given their conservative values, they already are Republican. They just don’t know it. Continue Reading

Commentary: Tragedy of a good one leaving

October 19, 2010 in West Central Tribune

SAN DIEGO It is instructive and infuriating that one of the country’s top education reformers is out of a job.
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Commentary: Can’t take the heat?

September 12, 2010 in West Central Tribune

SAN DIEGO When it comes to serving as leader of the free world, “confident” and “resolute” always look better on your resume than “insecure” and “self-absorbed.”
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Column: In Arizona, going back in time

August 8, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

PHOENIX Normally, when I write from the road, I’m careful not to forget my pens, notepads and laptop. But this time, as a Mexican-American heading to Arizona, I made sure I also had my passport. Continue Reading

Column: At cliff’s edge on immigration

August 4, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

SAN DIEGO Parents, you know how it is with kids. One acts up, and so you have to focus your attention on the troublemaker and take your eye off the others. Then, when you’re not looking, another one gets out of line. Continue Reading

Commentary: Arizona’s declining image

June 9, 2010 in West Central Tribune

SAN DIEGO — Several weeks ago, after a column critical of President Obama, a woman wrote to say that she agreed with me. Then she said something I certainly did not agree with, bemoaning the fact that, thanks to Obama, her grandchildren would grow up with a “different image of what a president looks like” than the one she had a child.
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