Archive for November 2012

2013: Year of the Latino?

Nov 27th, 2012 | By

If this last election taught us anything, it’s that Latinos cannot be ignored. They matter. As the fastest expanding minority group in the country, they have and will continue to have an important role in this country’s elections. That means Republicans need Latinos. Democrats need Latinos. America needs Latinos. And what is it that Latinos

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Where do we go from here?

Nov 14th, 2012 | By
Where do we go from here?

In the wake of last week’s election, Arizona’s Republicans and Democrats are left with a mixed bag of emotions. On the one hand, Democrats are thrilled with the reelection of President Barack Obama but dismayed with the loss of Senate candidate Rich Carmona and Sheriff’s candidate Paul Penzone. They are overjoyed they picked up seats

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Young, brown, and informed

Nov 5th, 2012 | By
Young, brown, and informed

It’s a combination many Republicans in this state fear, especially GOPers like Joe Arpaio who made a career out of profiling and debasing brown people. But whether or not Arpaio wins reelection tomorrow, this group of individuals will change Arizona politics for decades to come. These young Latinos have tasted the power of political activism,

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Oh, the misinformation

Nov 5th, 2012 | By

Rumors are flying about all kinds of voter suppression tactics being used in this election cycle, particularly here in Arizona. From the Tea Party poll watchers, Verify the Vote, who Dems believe are working to intimidate first-time and Latino voters, to incorrect election dates on Spanish language voting materials, we have more than our share

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Fed up with Congress? Then elect a moderate.

Nov 5th, 2012 | By

We keep hearing about Congress’ lowest ever approval ratings. We keep hearing about Americans sick and tired of a government that refuses to compromise and get things done. If that’s really the case and if Arizonans feel the same way, then they need to elect individuals who aren’t afraid of bucking their party and working

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Charter school headmaster apologizes for political statements on Prop 204

Nov 5th, 2012 | By
Charter school headmaster apologizes for political statements on Prop 204

Last week I wrote about an email blast sent to the parents of students at Veritas’ Archway Classical Academy by Headmaster Erik Twist, encouraging them to vote No on Prop 204. Arizona law prohibits public schools, which includes charter schools, from using public resources to try and influence an election. The email was a last

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Don’t write off Lilia Alvarez

Nov 3rd, 2012 | By
Don’t write off Lilia Alvarez

In the races for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, most believe the winners have already been decided. But don’t tell that to Democrat Lilia Alvarez who has raised impressive funds in a heavily tilted Republican district. Alvarez may be young, but she’s also incredibly savvy. She was one of the main forces in the successful

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