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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…

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April 9, 2021

Since it’s Friday, I like to add a few extra headlines to the list to tide our curiosity over till Monday. However, the intent of the Daily Habit is to keep you curious: The CDC just declared this to…

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April 8, 2021

In the effort to bring balanced science advice back to how the US government’s EPA agency decides policy, the new EPA director dismissed all of Trump’s hand-picked advisors. Of course, this created an outcry among GOP legislators. While the…

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April 7, 2021

Usually when summing up the morning’s headlines, I like to start with US policy issues and gradually move to international news. Yet, an article from Mexico caught my breath. While many of us still see Mexico as a vacation…

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April 6, 2021

The business of politics can do a lot of good. It’s the men and women who see themselves as career politicians that can make it a vehicle for obstruction, corruption, oppression and partisanship. Case in point: Republicans have been…

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April 5, 2021

In a sure sign that the Biden admin believes in “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” they are sponsoring a contest to create a better face mask. The prize is impressive!; Think racism only happens…

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April 2, 2021

On a day as Good Friday, which commands global recognition, it’s ironic that an issue that shares this day hardly registers with most of us — World Autism Acceptance Day. Advocates say they want more than just awareness that…

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April 1, 2021

One of the most egregious acts of the prior administration, among many, was gutting the foundation of the founding of the country by removing the words “nation of immigrants.” In another effort to rectify these wrongs, the Biden admin…

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March 31, 2021

The Biden administration is touting a “sweeping American Jobs Plan.” The idea that everyone whose lost a job because of this pandemic could suddenly find a new job sounds like a too good to be true scenario. Time will…

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March 30, 2021

There should be celebration that vaccines are reaching more people beyond the ‘risk’ groups. But maybe that’s the problem. Too many GOP governors still want to be seen as blind followers of the guy in Mar-A-Lago and are rushing…

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March 29, 2021

According to one media outlet, the child migrant surge at the US-MX border will last for 7+ months. However, with climate change escalating the intensities of Mother Nature, who’s to say that it will ever stop? Clearly, countries must…

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March 26, 2021

Overnight, Georgia passed one of the most blatant voter restriction laws in the country. Among its many ridiculous provisions is people standing in line to vote, which can be for hours in the Peach State, are not allowed to…

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March 25, 2021

If you’re a fan of the Indiana Jones trilogy then you know how museums harbor many artifacts that are rarely, if ever, put on public display. Come to find out that many US museums are holding the remains of…

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March 24, 2021

Today is Equal Pay Day. In an unprecedented time when more women and workers of color have experienced lost salaries or have had their salaries cut, this day takes added importance. The day teases many to hope that all…

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March 23, 2021

The story of unaccompanied minors and migrant families overwhelming our southern border is not a new story. Nor is it new that it’s violence and extreme poverty driving these people to find a way to survive, even if it…

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March 22, 2021

The growth of hateful rhetoric against people perceived as “other” is not only disturbing and frightening but, in a strange way, a relief. It’s a relief to see who feels this way and knowing to what extent they will…

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March 19, 2021

DREAMers. It’s a group who enjoyed bipartisan support in the past. After all, what fault is it of young people who were brought to the U.S. as children? Well, after one of the darkest chapters in US political history,…

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March 18, 2021

A South Texas’ Hidalgo County reports they are halfway to reaching herd immunity. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said in 15 states; We know the pandemic has hit minority and low-income communities the hardest but new analysis predicts the…

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March 17, 2021

Over the last several years, we’ve seen a steady rise in hate groups and hate rhetoric. Just read the news about the rise of attacks on Asians. It’s no wonder in light of a new report revealing that in…