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Larger Latino populations are linked to smaller knowledge gaps between citizen and non-citizen Latinos.  So larger clusters of Latino population result in higher rates of knowledge of politics and political processes. Let’s call it political assimilation. This is an important idea when we talk about Latino political participation.

Larger Latino populations are linked to smaller knowledge gaps between citizen and non-citizen Latinos. So larger clusters of Latino population result in higher rates of knowledge of politics and political processes. Let’s call it political assimilation. This is an important idea when we talk about Latino political participation.

Tyrant’s Foe: Eddie Canales Is Saving the Lives of Undocumented Immigrants  Beyond politics and laws, there’s a humanitarian need that can only be met with human action.  While some people look to Washington for answ...

Tyrant’s Foe: Eddie Canales Is Saving the Lives of Undocumented Immigrants Beyond politics and laws, there’s a humanitarian need that can only be met with human action. While some people look to Washington for answ...

Latino politics in second Obama term: still on outside looking in?  Was Obama's election good or bad for Latinos? Discuss.

Latino politics in second Obama term: still on outside looking in? Was Obama's election good or bad for Latinos? Discuss.

The Defeat of ‘Chuy’ Garcia  A pretty good dissection of Chuy Garcia’s runoff loss. There are two things to note: one is that nether Garcia in the runoff, nor Emanuel in the general election received enugh votes from the Black community to make a duffenrence; another thig is the idea that Latino voters “are not decisive on their own.”  It’s a harsh diagnosis.

The Defeat of ‘Chuy’ Garcia A pretty good dissection of Chuy Garcia’s runoff loss. There are two things to note: one is that nether Garcia in the runoff, nor Emanuel in the general election received enugh votes from the Black community to make a duffenrence; another thig is the idea that Latino voters “are not decisive on their own.” It’s a harsh diagnosis.

Road to the White House is through Latino Texas  If Texas is a microcosm of Latinos in the U.S. – I know there are outliers: Florida, to name one – the this is significant. It proves a hunch. What we thought to be true about Latinos and their politics is a reality, and then some.

Road to the White House is through Latino Texas If Texas is a microcosm of Latinos in the U.S. – I know there are outliers: Florida, to name one – the this is significant. It proves a hunch. What we thought to be true about Latinos and their politics is a reality, and then some.

Julian Castro just basically tried out to be Hillary Clinton’s vice president  Adding fuel to the rumor fire. Coming form the Washington Post it should be more than mere chisme. Or is it?

Julian Castro just basically tried out to be Hillary Clinton’s vice president Adding fuel to the rumor fire. Coming form the Washington Post it should be more than mere chisme. Or is it?

JAZZ DE MEXICO  Big Memorial Day weekend starts just about NOW! Have fun, of course, but take time this weekend to remember those who gave their lives in the fields of battle.

JAZZ DE MEXICO Big Memorial Day weekend starts just about NOW! Have fun, of course, but take time this weekend to remember those who gave their lives in the fields of battle.

Report: 85,000 temporary driver's licenses issued to Illinois' undocumented immigrants  10 states, and the District of Columbia, offer drivers licenses to undocumented residents.

Report: 85,000 temporary driver's licenses issued to Illinois' undocumented immigrants 10 states, and the District of Columbia, offer drivers licenses to undocumented residents.

The Dark Money Media Shouldn’t Forget In Coverage Of Texas Voting Rights Case  The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will hear arguments on a voting rights case that could hurt Latino voting power. The case was backed by Edward Blum, the director of a Texas-based non-profit called Project on Fair Representation. Blum was also behind the successful challenge to the Voting Rights Act in 2013. His non-profit is funded by the Donors Trust, which receives money from Charles and David Koch.

The Dark Money Media Shouldn’t Forget In Coverage Of Texas Voting Rights Case The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will hear arguments on a voting rights case that could hurt Latino voting power. The case was backed by Edward Blum, the director of a Texas-based non-profit called Project on Fair Representation. Blum was also behind the successful challenge to the Voting Rights Act in 2013. His non-profit is funded by the Donors Trust, which receives money from Charles and David Koch.

Prison Hunger Strike Puts Spotlights on Immigration Detention  After 11 days, immigrant detainee hunger strike spreads from Tacoma to Texas.

Prison Hunger Strike Puts Spotlights on Immigration Detention After 11 days, immigrant detainee hunger strike spreads from Tacoma to Texas.

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