Tuesday - Apr 23, 2019

Calendar & Tourism

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The don’t register, don’t vote ploy

    by José de la Isla

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    HOUSTON — The recent ban by the Veterans Administration on allowing voter registration in its facilities has a familiar ring to it. All this has happened before.

  • Obama faces major task in mobilizing Hispanics

    by Alejandro Meneses

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    Hispanic leaders and analysts are expressing enthusiasm over the Democratic presidential nomination of Barack Obama but maintain he has yet to win over the Latino vote.

    This, they claim, will be critical for him — or John McCain — to reach the presidency.