Gerrymandering: Moving from ‘cracking’ and ‘packing’ to fairness

Gerrymandering: Moving from ‘cracking’ and ‘packing’ to fairness

Victor Landa November 1, 2017

On Oct. 3, the United States Supreme Court heard Gil vs. Whitford, a Wisconsin case regarding extreme partisan gerrymandering of the Wisconsin Legislature. In that case, Republicans drew a legislative […]

The U.S. Congress and the Soft Bigotry Against Latino Chiefs of Staff

NewsTaco December 2, 2016

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I want to draw a contrast between a headline and a reality. First the headline: Will Trump appoint any Hispanics to his Cabinet? It comes from […]

Pope Francis, Community and Heroin

NewsTaco September 25, 2015

*Read this, share it, it’s important. That’s all I have to say. VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog I [spoke] at Notre Dame University [yestaerday], the day that Pope […]

Young Mother Fights Deportation, Hopes for Immigration Reform

Mary Mata August 1, 2013

By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer On Tuesday morning, Veronica Ayala, 33, stood next to her three-year old son Damian in a parking lot across the street from the J.J. […]

The Importance of STEM Education for Latina Mothers

Mary Mata July 15, 2013

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Like any mother raising two young children, much of my attention is focused on their education with an eye toward their futures and the opportunities they […]

Border Communities Living in Limbo While Congress Dithers

Mary Mata May 20, 2013

By Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer In early May, Ruben Villarreal, Mayor of Rio Grande City, channeled the frustration of many residents in Starr and Hidalgo counties, where a proposed 14-mile […]

CISPA – Invasion of Privacy Act

Mary Mata April 22, 2013

By Jesse Luna, NewsTaco When I think of the new Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) bill that passed the House Intelligence Committee I think of the scene from […]