By Saul Landau
“Romney now flaunting his wealth to impress voters!” (The Onion)
I smiled weakly when liberal Democrat friends guffawed last week over verbal foibles of Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
It was sort of funny when Romney said: “Michigan’s trees are just the right height,” and “I Have Some Friends Who Are NASCAR Team Owners.” And his wife “drives a couple of Cadillac’s.” Both at the same time?
Romney, yearly income of $42.7 million, joked with unemployed workers in Florida last June that he, too, was also un-employed.
Santorum’s attack on the dead Kennedy struck me as less than hilarious.
By Alexei Padilla
Some days ago, while riding a bus home, I heard someone ask a young man if he wanted a copy of Granma to read on the way. The man, about 20, answered: “What for? In the newspaper everything is wonderful, while everything around us is going down the tube.”
A The Washington Post editorial
FOR THE SECOND TIME in three months, the Obama administration has blocked a state law pushed by Republicans that, using the pretext of a nearly nonexistent problem of voting fraud, discriminates against minority voters by establishing more stringent voter ID rules.
Let’s help Jose!
Miami needs new leadership in all its sectors. This year we are lucky to have a supremely qualified person running for political office who deserves our votes and our money (to assure that he wins!). Jose Javier Rodriguez is a young attorney running for state representative in Little Havana. He has dedicated his life and career to making better jobs possible for those who need them so that all can have a fair chance. After Harvard Law School, Jose Javier turned down lucrative jobs elsewhere to return to Miami and use his education to give back to the community. He has defended the rights of those who cannot afford lawyers while at Legal Services of Greater Miami and taught as professor with the Carlos A. Costa clinic at the FIU College of Law.
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By Max J. Castro
A federal judge in Montana recently sent out an email suggesting that President Barack Obama is black because his mother had sex with a dog.
A couple of weeks ago, I had heard through various media that somewhere out in the wild, white West a judge had sent a racist email concerning President Obama. That was not particularly surprising. The large pack of Obama haters have been carrying out racist attacks against...
By Alan Farago
The notion that Florida Democrats are ready to forgive Alex Penelas and allow him to revive his collapsed, political career with a run for Congress against David Rivera is as delusional as any I've heard in Florida politics, and that includes a long list. But there you have it, reasonable thinking people are talking about Penelas as though his refusal to push the recount forward in the botched 2000 presidential election is just water under the dam.
From The Nation
“Where’s the outrage?” was the refrain on a recent weeknight at a panel organized by the Police Reform Organizing Project in Manhattan. The question at hand was how to rein in a New York Police Department that has become synonymous with misconduct, from racist stop-and-frisks to murder: three suspects were fatally shot in a single week in February, among them 18-year-old Ramarley Graham, gunned down in the bathroom of his Bronx home.
But it was a different scandal that inspired recent – and widely disregarded – calls for Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to resign: the NYPD’s unchecked surveillance of New York’s Muslim communities, which, the Associated Press revealed this past fall, have been targeted for years by an eerily named...