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Op-Ed: Four Reasons Why Anti-Trump Latino Voters Won’t Swing The Midterms

 Photo credit: https://newstaco.com/2016/10/25/this-is-the-moment-of-truth-for-latino-voters/

Photo credit: https://newstaco.com/2016/10/25/this-is-the-moment-of-truth-for-latino-voters/

 

Steffen W. Schmidt, Iowa State University

The Democratic Party shouldn’t count on Latinos swinging many midterm races their way this year.

Approximately 27.3 million U.S. Latinos are eligible to vote in November’s midterm elections—12 percent of all eligible voters, according to the Pew Research Center.

Democrats hope that this big bloc of voters will punish Republicans for President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies. They are courting Latinos in red states like Arizona and Florida.

But the so-called “Latino vote” has always been more promise than reality for Democrats. My political science research indicates that a Latino blue wave is not likely to tip the upcoming ...

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Op-Ed: Does The Trump Administration See Central Americans As Human?

Photo credit: the immigration post.com

Photo credit: the immigration post.com

As of Thursday, 711 children who were effectively kidnapped and held hostage by the Trump administration remained in government custody, supposedly “ineligible” to be reunited with their families. What happens to them now? The government won’t say, apparently doesn’t know and evidently doesn’t care.

U.S. District Judge Dana M. Sabraw, who had ordered that those children and nearly 2,000 others be returned to their loved ones by last week, summed up the administration’s cruel incompetence at a court hearing Friday in San Diego: “What was lost in the process was the family. The parents didn’t know where the children were, and the children didn’t know ...

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Donald Trump: The Politics Of Fear

 


Donald Trump: The Politics of Fear

“It was shameless in terms of what he did on being decisive about the wall and scaring people,” said Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, (D-CT). She added, “It’s the politics of fear.”

The reaction to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last week was met with stark criticism by some of Connecticut’s lawmakers. “The president’s call for unity seemed hollow and even empty in light of his adhering support for a wall and other policies that deeply divide us,” said U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in an interview with Eyewitness News 3.

The President will be in El Paso, Texas tonight, trying to sell his border wall, which ...

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