Tuesday - Jul 16, 2019

Calendar & Tourism

  • New Latino food: free beer, dog tags, and the next president

    by Jorge Mariscal

    Strolling across the convention center with her granddaughter, Dolores Huerta, who made history with César Chávez over 40 years ago, received an occasional greeting from those who recognized her. But most of the Latino and Latina 20- and 30-somethings hurried past her on their way to salsa lessons sponsored by Ford or free beer provided by Miller Lite.

  • Putting the “Federal” back in the Federal Reserve

    by Dr. Ellen Brown

    Global Research, July 25, 2008 webofdebt.com. (Part 1 of a two-parts article).

    In a July 19 Wall Street Journal article titled “Why No Outrage?”, James Grant quoted Mary Lease, a 19th century Populist who urged farmers to “raise less corn and more hell.” Grant notes that financial behavior that would have been met with outrage in the 19th century is now met with near-silence from a too-tolerant populace.

  • Writing the Truth: Five Difficulties

    “Nowadays, anyone who wishes to combat lies and ignorance and to write the truth must overcome at least five difficulties. He must have the courage to write the truth when truth is everywhere opposed; the keenness to recognize it, although it is everywhere concealed; the skill to manipulate it as a weapon; the judgment to select those in whose hands it will be effective; and the cunning to spread the truth among such persons.

  • The myth of unrealized potential

    by José de la Isla

    HOUSTON – A recent news report referred to Latinos as having an “unrealized potential” as a decisive force in the November elections. Hispanics, the item said, may be poised to make a difference this year.

    On the face of it, this is conventional truth. Perhaps a Latino precedent will be set. But that line of thinking is an urban legend. Truth is the “potential” has already been unleashed.

  • “Raza” – what’s in a word?

    by José de la Isla

    HOUSTON – National Council of La Raza president Janet Murguia sat down with The San Diego Union-Tribune’s editorial board, right before her organization’s national convention in that city which concluded July 12. In 40 years, NCLR has grown into the nation’s largest Hispanic-American civil rights organization.

  • Rule by fear or rule by law

    by Lewis Seiler and Dan Hamburg

    “The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.” – Winston Churchill, Nov. 21, 1943.

  • Four-year study questions border enforcement effectiveness

    by Grazia Salvemini

    Workplace enforcement, more so than border enforcement, is what’s needed to help the United States develop a true comprehensive immigration policy, contends national authority Wayne Cornelius, director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at University of California at San Diego.

  • Library users ask Supervisors to vote no on $115 fee increase

    por Peter Warfield

    Executive Director, Library Users Association

    San Francisco Public Library wants the Board of Supervisors to say it is OK to charge $115 for certain lost or damaged books. The library also wants the Supervisors to say a dozen other fees are OK — for example, $20 to scan a photograph, and eleven fees related to free use of community rooms, such as $30 to use a microphone and $30 per hour for a PowerPoint presentation.