Tuesday - Jul 23, 2019

Calendar & Tourism

  • How Hillary deserted Hispanics


    by Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo

    I don’t usually worry much about party politics until the general election. The many debates and a good deal of the media attention try to reduce serious issues to controversies. The focus is on "the horse race" and not on the role of government.

    But I have to react against how Senator Hi­llary Clinton has rolled the dice against Latinos and Latinas.  She did it at the televised debate in Las Vegas, possibly betting we wouldn’t notice.

  • FCC gives lump of coal to hispanics for christmas


    by Janet Murguía

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is trying to overhaul the nation’s media ownership rules, and he’s in a hurry. He’s pushing for a vote by Dec. 18 to end the longstanding ba­n on one company owning both the daily newspaper and a radio or TV station in the same town – regardless of the certain harm it will cause to the already fragile state of minority media ownership.

  • A stink bomb lands in teh presidencial campaign


    by José de la Isla

    HOUSTON – During his presidency, Ronald Reagan was known to be forgetful and even to snooze during Cabinet meetings.

    That condition, at least the forgetfulness part, seems to be a common condition among some Republican candidates seeking their party’s presidential nomination.

  • Did Mexico cause the war in Iraq?


    ­by José de la Isla

    HOUSTON — A lingering question has surfaced: Did Mexico and the undocumented traffic that crosses its northern border into the United States cause the war in Iraq?

    If “illegal immigration” is becoming a presidential campaign issue, you should ask each and every candidate about his or her position on this.

    The issue might have stayed in the closet had it not been for a recent essay and a round of commentaries in the high-brow tabloid New York Review of Books. It started this way.

  • The old man’s last gasp


    by José de la Isla

    HOUSTON – Fidel was calling by cell phone during Hugo’s final remarks at the National Stadium in Santiago de Chile, after King Juan Carlos of Spain had told Chávez, Venezuela’s president, to shut up.

    The convalescing Cuban dictator wanted to tell Chávez he was thinking about the Chilean volunteers who had gone off to fight against Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza in the 1960s.

    Is Fidel’s reminiscence of consequence? You decide.

  • The raid: one family’s ten year of living in fear


    by Pedro Arroyo

    As federal immigration agents creep up California to probe into long-established communities for families without documents, my memory rolls back to that hot August day 20 years ago as though it were yesterday. My father and mother came home from work with terror scrawled on their faces. They looked as though they’d had a run-in with the devil.

  • Tabacco’s other victims


    ­by Dick Meister

    Ideally, tobacco should be outlawed. But as long as people continue to use the deadly stuff, those who harvest it for the great profit of tobacco companies deserve far better than the miserable pay and working conditions imposed on them.

  • “Oh, shut up!” said the King


    ­by José de la Isla

    HOUSTON—Confronting Venezuela President Hugo Chávez during a plenary session of the XVII Ibero-American Summit, held in Santiago de Chile this month, King Juan Carlos of Spain, told the Venezuelan to bug-off, in so many words.

    The incident occurred when Spanish President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero had the floor. Chávez interrupted a second time.

  • The real victims of immigration rais


    by Raúl Reyes

    Earlier this year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents burst into a factory in New Bedford, Mass., and rounded up more than 300 undocumented immigrants for detention and deportation. In the ensuing chaos, many parents were afraid to give information about their children, fearing that they would be arrested too.

  • When a driver’s license not a driver’s license?


    by José de la Isla

    ­HOUSTON — The give-and-take at the Democratic presidential debate in Philadelphia, Oct. 30, finally looked like the candidates might drill down to display their differences.

    The build-up was there. Barack Obama had said the week before he was going to take off the gloves. Perhaps because NBC and MSNBC with Drexel University sponsored the event, those news people felt they had a certain license to egg on the candidates.