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The Voting Rights Act is a long way from being ‘racial entitlement’

LatinaLista — The yardstick used by Latino leaders to prove we have politically ‘arrived’ has been Latino voter registration and turnout at the polls. Unfortunately, that same measure of accomplishment is being used to prove to the Supreme Court that the Voting Rights Act has outlived its usefulness. Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments

New Pew report on political parties’ public approval underscores big concern for future of politics

LatinaLista — The news for the Republican Party just keeps getting worse. A new Pew poll underscores by just how much public confidence has waned in the GOP. According to the poll: 62% of the public says the GOP is out of touch with the American people, 56% think it is not open to change

40th anniversary of Roe v Wade underscores the number of low-income Latinas helped by landmark decision

LatinaLista — If there was an overriding lesson from last year’s GOP primary campaigns, it was that conservative views on abortion and planned parenthood haven’t changed from the beginning of Christianity. In fact, this issue, more than any other, is the original “zero tolerance” stand where intolerance, yet again, trumps common sense. Because of that,

Attempts to sow distrust between Latinos and Obama won’t work this time around

LatinaLista — It wasn’t but days after the presidential showdown between Obama and Romney that everyone — from media political analysts to veteran GOP politicians — admitted, if not somewhat grudgingly or incredulously, that Obama’s win could be credited in a very large part to the Latino turnout. Everbody knew, whether they went on the

Nation’s gun violence is a tale of two realities — one in which conservatives are out of touch

LatinaLista — Among the 23 Executive Actions that President Obama signed into law today was one in which he would issue a Presidential Memorandum to: “require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.” It appears to be among the least threatening of the actions for opponents of the President’s move to do

Signs on the horizon signal Latino Republicans may be the ones to save the GOP

LatinaLista — By now, everyone knows that the GOP leadership so turned off most Latinos that the overwhelming support lavished on Obama by Latino voters in last month’s election was a direct consequence of the anti-immigrant, anti-poor, anti-gay, anti-DREAMer, anti-fill-in-the-blank rhetoric that dominated the primary and fed into the presidential campaign. It’s not surprising that

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