James E. Garcia
Sens. Sinema and Manchin, Are These Daggers I See Before You? (OPINION)
The trouble with what Manchin and Sinema are doing, no matter how high and mighty they talk, is that unless they act with their fellow Democrats, the Republicans’ specially designed push to keep young people, women, people of color, and people with disabilities from voting will succeed.
How a Recall Election Brought Down Arizona’s Most Powerful Politician (OPINION)
One of the great stories in Arizona politics involves the recall 10 years ago this month of then-Republican state Senate President Russell Pearce, the far-right author of the single most anti-immigrant bill in modern U.S. history, SB 1070.
Meet Rep. Paul Gosar, Arizona’s Homegrown White Nationalist Hero (OPINION)
Rep. Gosar is a white supremacist and a male member of a political party that’s now dominated by white supremacists, a party whose core agenda now has almost nothing to do with so-called traditional Republican values.
‘Driving While Brown’ and Arizona’s Latino Resistance
Highlighting personal experiences is a common rhetorical device journalists use to report big, complex stories in a way that makes them easier to digest. Terry Greene Sterling and Jude Joffe-Block put the technique to good use in their new book, ‘Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Versus the Latino Resistance.’
OPINION: Biden May Not Regret Leaving Afghanistan, But I Do
While many pundits and politicians are focused on who’s to blame for this still unfolding debacle, it’s critically important that we not short shift the dark reality that is about to beset the nearly 40 million people who call this long-suffering country home.
OPINION: For Today’s GOP, Democracy Isn’t Worth Defending
The failure by a single Republican to back last Tuesday’s procedural vote simply to begin debate on the For the People Act suggests that, in their eyes, democracy as we’ve known it is no longer worth defending.
OPINION: The Closing Act of George Floyd’s Story Hasn’t Been Written Yet
I’d like to believe that the Black Lives Matter marches against police brutality that erupted a year ago in the U.S. and around the world in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer were the first act of that show.
OPINION: This Time, at Least, the System Got It Right
It was the only logical and moral conclusion, and still it seemed almost unimaginable.
OPINION: Our Perennial Sin
In order for supremacy to work, “the other,” as academics remind us, have to be judged inferior and culturally invisible.
The ‘Crisis’ at the Border Won’t End Until We Admit We Need Immigrants at Least as Much as They Need Us (OPINION)
When it comes to the subject of immigration, humanity and common sense matter. That’s where every conversation on the topic should begin.
Domestic Terrorists and GOP’s Leaders Nationwide Have Voting Rights in Their Sights (OPINION)
Let’s not forget what inspired the events of January 6: the false claim by Trump and others that Democrats stole the 2020 presidential election and a years-long organized push by the Republican Party to restrict or outright suppress the right to vote of anyone who isn’t marching lockstep with the GOP’s increasingly anti-democratic agenda.
What’s the Post-Pandemic Catch-Up Plan, Especially for Students of Color?
It’s still dangerous as hell out there.
Trump and His Abettors Must Be Held Accountable (OPINION)
The list of those who deserved to be held accountable shouldn’t be confined to Trump and the violent thugs who stormed the Capitol.
Trump Must Resign Now (OPINION)
The president has failed miserably to live up to his oath of office, but never so blatantly as he did on Wednesday when he urged tens of thousands of supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol to reject the results of the November election.
Georgia Latino Voters Could Play Decisive Role in Senate Runoff Elections
Georgia is home to just over 1 million Latinos.
Will the Biden Administration ‘Look Like America’? (OPINION)
As much as I believe the people who run our government should look like the people they represent, I get that Biden’s promise won’t be easy to keep, even in the era of so-called racial reckoning.
Latino Leaders Back Nomination of Xavier Becerra to Lead HHS
Groups like LULAC and NALEO have praised the decision.
When Democracy Teeters (OPINION)
To deny how close this country came to the brink of disaster is to ignore the obvious.
El Paso Battling Mass Wave of Coronavirus Deaths, as US Latino Death Toll Nears 51,000
As the death toll among Latinos killed by COVID-19 nears 51,000, El Pasoans are battling a growing wave of death and illness from the coronavirus.
How Latinos and Latinas Did in the 2020 Senate and House Races
While final data is still being gathered, experts say election results are expected to show that Latino voters turned out in record numbers nationwide.