Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The change in the political culture that gave birth to the likes of Ted Cruz comes down to one man: Tom DeLay. And now Cruz is enjoying the fruits of DeLay’s labor.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: According to a recent survey, Americans are leery of the nation’s increasing diversity — some “very anxious,” most simply feeling uninspired by the increasing diversity in this country.
Victoria Defranceso Soto: Even if a path to citizenship didn’t make it through, at least it looked like there would be some type of immigration reform. But now even partial reform seems impossible.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: While Rubio was elected in part on the strength of the Tea Party, it is Cruz who has become the leader and the face of the Tea Party movement.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The political take-home for Wendy Davis and others like her is that some Republican women may just cross over and vote Democratic.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Cruz’s theatrical strategy will get him notoriety and political rock star status, but in the long term it will likely backfire, making his Senate prospects tenuous at best.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The assault on food stamps is misdirected. Aside from the fact that the overwhelming majority of recipients are families with children, the elderly, or disabled, the cuts won’t fix our economy.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The inability of Congress to get its act together and address the issue of immigration will not only hurt immigrants but the state of our economy and our larger national security.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The administration will have to rely on the current offensive initiatives to undue a lot of the bad feelings and misinformation that were established early on – but as the saying goes, better late than never.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Correlation is not causation and the phenomenon of immigration is not the cause of America’s problem with drugs.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Last week at the National Governor’s Association meeting governors, in particular Republican governors, stated their disapproval of the Republican’s threat to shut down the government.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The House will fail to vote before the August recess. Immigration will be left out in the sun during the politically hottest month–when members spend weeks at home face-to-face with their constituents.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Texas has become the latest battleground on the larger Republican War on Women. However, because of the state’s demographics Latinas are disproportionately in the cross-hairs of this war.