Latinos are the fastest-growing voting bloc in the country. It would be suicidal for Republicans to continue to alienate them. So why do they keep doing it?
By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times As Republicans look to improve their standing with Latinos, some GOP strategists had pointed to a bright spot in the Florida Legislature, where their members were pushing a bill granting in-state college tuition to some students who are in the country illegally. The measure had looked like it would die […]
Overshadowed amid Sarah Palin’s unique interpretation of Dr. Seuss, Wayne LaPierre’s overheated vision of America’s apocalyptic decline, and all of the other craziness at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference, Republican pollster Whit Ayres gave a fact-based presentation to the gathering of right-wing activists. What he said should terrify the GOP. Ayres, whose firm counts […]
Hispanics are rushing to cross the border — not to get into the United States, but rather to get out of Alabama. In the days following the implementation of the state’s harsh new immigration law, both legal and illegal Hispanic residents have left their jobs and homes before they will experience the new crackdown. Last […]
The gains of the 1990s — where Bill Clinton’s economic policies led to large reductions in poverty — have apparently been erased by the recession, and Hispanics are taking the biggest hit; if only the Republicans weren’t so anathema to Latinos, they might have made big gains this year in the face of economic turmoil […]
“Minorities make up one-third of the federal workforce and increasingly fill the senior-level ranks of government agencies, even as the numbers of Hispanics and women lag, a new federal report finds. Overall, minorities were better represented in the federal workforce during fiscal 2010 at 33.8 percent, compared to 29.7 percent in the non-federal civilian workforce…”