About Twenty Million Americans About To Go Hungry

Today, the emergency $600 weekly federal unemployment stipend expires. As of now, Congress is unable to come to an agreement about how to move forward on stimulating the economy as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to destroy the economy. With the November elections less than 100 days away, it is surprising that the Republicans have put… Read More About Twenty Million Americans About To Go Hungry

When Mexicans Forced the Texas Rangers to Surrender

Many Americans remember the Alamo as the beginning of the Anglo take-over of land occupied by Mexicans. There is ongoing debate about what caused Texas to proclaim independence from México. Among the fiercely debated issue is the part that slavery played in the quest for independence. What is not debatable is that the Alamo led… Read More When Mexicans Forced the Texas Rangers to Surrender

The Chosen One

Donald Trump believes he is the “chosen one”. Clearly and without a doubt Donald Trump is about one thing – his ego. This is Trump’s Achilles heel – his vulnerability. Trump is driven by his ego. The grandiose branding around his name. The ridiculous assumption that Greenland is for sale. The idea that only Trump… Read More The Chosen One

An Open Letter to Democrat Candidates About Immigration

An Open Letter to Democrat 2020 Presidential Candidates Dear candidates, It is heartening to hear most of you discuss the plight of immigrants in cages and immigrant children being separate from their parents. Unfortunately, as an immigrant myself, I see that there remains a fundamental disconnect about the issue of immigration. Although well intended, legalizing… Read More An Open Letter to Democrat Candidates About Immigration

GOP Caving on Tariffs and AMLO on Verge of Channeling Santa Ana

As I expected, the Republicans are starting to realize that the repercussions of the Trump punitive tariffs against México will damage America’s economy and their constituencies. The Republicans are historically pro-international open trade. The fluidity of the trade dispute makes it difficult to forecast what the outcome will be. But here is a nugget to… Read More GOP Caving on Tariffs and AMLO on Verge of Channeling Santa Ana

Surprised by Jeb Bush, why? The Republicans Have Done More for Immigration than the Democrats

I sometimes wonder if I’m wrong that the public perception of issues are distorted in the general population. Jeb Bush’s recent comments reaffirmed for me that the reality is often obscured by the rhetoric and the misinformation perpetuated by the news media. What Jeb Bush said about immigration really should not surprise anyone that has… Read More Surprised by Jeb Bush, why? The Republicans Have Done More for Immigration than the Democrats

What Ronald Reagan Knew About Immigration Reform

Once again immigration reform in the United States gets lost in the political posturing of party politics. It is unfortunate that the speechifying about economic and political consequences dominates the discussion and therefore immigration reform in the US will once again be nothing more but another layer of a perpetuating bureaucratic mess that will keep… Read More What Ronald Reagan Knew About Immigration Reform