No Julian Castro without Mother Rosie Castro

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*+-Cynthia Orozco: Julian Castro is a rising star in the Democratic Party after his rousing keynote speech to the Democratic National Convention. But Castro’s presence on the podium would not have been possible without the political work of a generation of too-often-forgotten Hispanic women. One of those women was his mother, Rosie Castro.

Shutting Cities Down: Now and Then

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*+-Lee Fang: The American political and economic system is falling apart. No matter who wins an election, in many cases, the outcomes are the same: well-heeled corporate interests dictate policy.

A Letter to Tea Partiers and Your Anti-Racist Moment

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*+-John Delloro: Lets be honest about your vision of society and admit that you are more comfortable with a white nation so that we can have a real discussion. Just keep in mind these US Census Bureau projections: In 20 years, we will witness the last largest population of white people to retire in the nation and white deaths will outpace white births. In one generation, the nation will be majority people of color. In other words, it will be largely communities of color who will make decisions about your retirement security.

Time Magazine Gives Glenn Beck a Rave Review

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*+-It is a terrible disservice to Time readers to have such a glowing and legitimizing article on a person who is becoming richer each day by playing on the fear and anger of his fellow citizens in a period of economic crisis and practicing the same despicable tactics as Joseph McCarthy.

David Swanson’s Daybreak Is a Chart-Topping Inspiration

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*+-Daybreak is a revelation. It’s clarity and ease of understanding should be mandatory elements for all books of importance. It’s not obtuse or relegated to the multisyllabic intellectual. It’s a book of deep insight with every citizen in mind. Hence it is a public service.

Texas Now in Play? Is That a Typo?!?

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*+-That means eight new Red states, including Texas(!) are solidly in play. Texas, the home of George W. Bush and, until now, as Red a Red State as they come, at 42% Democrat and 40% Republican is too close to call. When the Republican Party loses Texas that is their tipping point.

More Orly Taitz!

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*+-No wonder even Ann Coulter — Ann Coulter! — has distanced herself from Taitz saying, in effect: “I don’t want to encourage that woman, she’s a nutjob!”

LA Progressive: July 19 to July 25, 2009

*+-Republicans Display Their Racial Hatred at Sotomayor Hearings. One thing that I did learn from the hearings, however, was the extent to which the Republican Party will demonstrate the extent of their hatred for civil rights, diversity, foreign cultures and foreign law, Latino folks in particular and people of color in general. –David A. Love […]