America and Race, Latinos and Race, Latinos in Media, Urban/Global Politics

The Koch Brothers’ Latino Front: Libre Initiative

Last June at the Coronado Bay Hotel in San Diego, at a breakfast plenary session for the 2014 conference of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, Cristóbal Alex, head of the liberal nonprofit Latino Victory Project, called out his conservative counterpart. He turned to Libre Intiative president, Daniel Garza, who like Alex, was raised […]

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America and Race, Latinos and Race, Urban/Global Politics

Eric Cantor, Immigration Reform, and the Paralysis of US Politics

The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is a clear signal that American national politics is in a self-destructive spiral of extremist fear-mongering that has brought about a dangerous creeping paralysis. While his primary defeat is characterized by several pundits as a victory of “grassroots” Tea Party organizing, it is a distorted spectacle where […]

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