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May 13, 2021

A new analysis found that Latinos are beginning to deliver on the whole ‘sleeping giant’ voter expectations, but there’s a lot more work needed. I have to wonder will the Latino voter momentum be stymied by GOP efforts to…

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May 12, 2021

As you scan today’s Daily Habit headlines, you’ll notice the inclusion of a piece that seems out of place — the transcript of Liz Cheney’s defiant remarks to her party on the House floor last night. It’s included because…

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May 11, 2021

On Wednesday, an important vote takes place in the US House of Representatives. The vote is basically a personnel change. House GOP want to boot Liz Cheney from her leadership position because she persists in doing something the party…

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May 10, 2021

Politics has always been an area where politicians or voters, and sometimes both, have clamored for a redo. But never, to the best of my recollection, has there been a growing demand for a redo of the U.S. Census….

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May 7, 2021

If ever there was still doubt that the Republicans legislate on behalf of themselves rather than their constituents, the overnight passage by Texas Republican legislators of a restrictive voter access bill should clear up that misperception. These bills, which…

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May 6, 2021

News of two more Asian women being attacked overnight doesn’t just illustrate the rise of hate crimes in this country but the increase in gender violence, especially among transgender women — and one US territory holds the dismal distinction…

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May 5, 2021

Is it the pandemic? The economy? Or just a stronger attitude to pursue professional goals before starting a family? Whatever the reason, according to the CDC, it’s impacting US birth rates; Top general tells us to standby for ‘liftoff’…

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May 4, 2021

Day by day, the Mexico-US relationship weakens. The latest breakdown involves something that poses a greater risk to our nation’s health than migrants seeking a better life; The Cato Institute calculates just how big global migration really is and…

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May 3, 2021

President Biden’s administration is beginning to take positive action this week regarding migrant family reunification and border wall contracts. But is it (ever) enough?; A continuing partnership between local police and Border Patrol strike a raw nerve with some;…

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April 30, 2021

With the GOP advancing their agenda of restricting voting access and the continuing death cases of minorities by police, it’s not a surprise that many institutions suffer from systemic discrimination. Case in point: New study finds flagship universities fail…

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April 29, 2021

As the GOP continue their assault on Dems and Biden by trying to discredit his policies, Biden continues to dismantle the sad legacy of his predecessor: The DOJ rescinds a Trump-era policy that was used to retaliate against some…

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April 28, 2021

Tonight, President Biden delivers his first address to Congress and reports say Republicans have already created their fighting bullet points to combat everything Biden lays out in his agenda. What this really means is the GOP plans to obstruct…

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April 27, 2021

Finally, we learn what the US Census gleaned from their most recent census: population growth is the slowest its been since the 1930s and those states with the most growth happen to be GOP-run. Those findings have so many…

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April 26, 2021

What’s not clarified in coverage of the nascent Biden administration is that the challenges Republicans are using to rake their nemesis over the coals: immigration, China relations, vaccines, rise in violence against people of color, etc became issues because…

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April 23, 2021

Gridlock in Congress has been going on for so long that it’s now accepted as the norm. We know it’s not. Service to the people, being public servants are the foundational concepts that used to underlie personal motives for…

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April 22, 2021

Today is Earth Day! After four years of denial and dismissing scientific fact that the earth is warming and is impacting quality of life on this planet, President Biden pledges an ambitious emissions goal that has many applauding and…

By Eloisa Portillo-Morales  (Photo Caption: From left: Angela Tovar, Marisa Bono, and Agustin Cabrera) Cities are leading the charge on climate action—reimagining how streets can be used, passing bold climate legislation, and creating green, equitable jobs. At the core…

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April 21, 2021

It’s no secret that Biden wants the US to reclaim leadership as the global climate leader. Though we reported a headline earlier of how Central American countries were left off the invite list of the White House Climate summit,…

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April 20, 2021

As ICE and Border Patrol are commanded to stop using specifically derogatory terms, the outcry against a business exploiting detained immigrants is getting louder; Biden admin just answered Puerto Rico’s prayers; Earth Day will be marked by a special…

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April 19, 2021

It’s appalling enough that there are hard right-wing GOP extremists in our Congress but what’s downright frightening is that they continue to push forward a racist agenda. The latest is the launch of a new caucus that reeks racism…

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April 16, 2021

Those of us appalled at the Trump admin’s immigration policies expected Biden and his team to eradicate all the anti-immigrant, anti-humane, anti-just immigration practices in one fell swoop. We were naive. From still seizing border land that has been…

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April 15, 2021

There’s no question that police enforcement practices are under scrutiny when it comes to how our officers in blue treat people differently. Officers can feel immediately at ease with some community members or feel immediately threatened and superior to…

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April 14, 2021

As I was about to publish today’s The Daily Habit, news came that “Hundreds of companies and executives released a letter on Wednesday condemning legislation that restricts ‘any eligible voter from having an equal and fair opportunity to cast…

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April 13, 2021

Breaking news this morning is the pause of the J&J vaccine. It seems six women developed such a rare blood clotting disorder that it warranted a full stop until it can be further studied. As someone who received the…

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April 12, 2021

Ever since the government refused to acknowledge the symbiotic relationship between the US and our neighbors to the south, our nation has had an immigration “crisis.” Its severity depends on how the president perceives the situation. Unfortunately, when there…