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OP-ED: Latinos and President Trump


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Angelo Falcón

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It was at 2:45 am on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 that it really hit me that something profound had happened in American politics. They announced on the television that Hillary Clinton had just called Donald Trump to concede the Presidency. At that moment I could virtually feel the collective buttocks of the country’s political establishments, along with that of progressive outsiders, tighten every so much. America’s constipated political system just received a major suppository.

There had been much anticipation in the Latino community that reaction to Trump’s clearly anti-Mexican, anti-immigrant views would usher in an era of a new political influence for our community. Projections were ...

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OP-ED | Candidates Must Commit to Updating Social Security for Our Futures

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by Iris Rivera-Acosta

One would hardly know from most of the news coverage around the elections, but voters really do want our political leaders to lay out their plans to keep Social Security financially sound for future generations. There is a pressing need for our presidential and congressional candidates to declare a commitment toward updating a Social Security program that was created more than 80 years ago.

The ripple effect from our nation’s leaders failing to take action to keep Social Security strong and solvent will not only be felt by our current citizens paying into the program, but our kids and grandkids as well.

Social Security does more than ...

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Op-Ed: It’s Official – Eddie Perez Was Screwed, Now Leave Him Alone

Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez leaves Appeals Court with his wife Maria.

Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez leaves Appeals Court with his wife Maria.


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If you read the news reports of how the Connecticut Supreme Court upheld an Appellate Court decision to overturn former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez’s corruption convictions, you’d almost think he got off on a technicality.

But, if you heard the oral arguments in the case and read the court’s 4-2 majority opinion, you’d know that Perez’s trial judge, Julia D. Dewey, and the office of Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane went so far out of their way to violate Perez’s constitutional right to a fair trial that any reasonable person would conclude that it was ...

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