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How Partial Government Shutdown Affects our Kids

Five federally funded Head Start early childhood programs have stopped offering their services to 5,000 children of low-income families as a result of the partial government shutdown, according to the Washington Post. Head Start offers early…
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What is Really Happening with Immigration Reform

Here’s a prediction you don’t often hear from inside the beltway: Immigration reform that strengthens border security, grows the economy, and gives 11 million undocumented immigrants an eventual shot at citizenship will be signed into…
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Should Proof of Citizenship Be Required to Vote?

Kansas and Arizona are suing the federal government over the feds’ refusal to allow those two states to institute voter ID laws that conflict with federal law. The lawsuit asks the federal government to modify its voter registration form…
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The Importance of STEM Education for Latina Mothers

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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 will have as adults in the workforce. For kids, grade school is the time for fun. But,…

Are We Really Over the Recession?

Just reading the headlines makes me wonder where the economic recovery is. Roughly three-quarters of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, with little to no emergency savings, according to a survey released by on Monday. In…

New USPS Stamp Commemorates Tejano Singer Lydia Mendoza

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Tejano music legend Lydia Mendoza is being recognized, immortalized and given the respect many feels she deserves for her contributions to the American musical scene. The United States Postal Service issued a stamp commemorating “The…

With the Death of Hugo Chavez, Uncertainty in Venezuela

Charismatic, controversial Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who ruled the country for 14 years, died yesterday afternoon after a two-year battle with cancer. Reaction around the world has been quick and mixed, with praise for Chavez’s…

Supreme Court Hearings Should be Televised

According to the 15th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, no U.S. Citizen will be stopped from voting "on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." The Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) was passed to stop discriminatory…

Tea Party Pans Latino Outreach

The Tea Party group that sponsored a prime-time response last week to President Obama's State of the Union address is the latest group recognizing the power of the Latino vote. Officials with the Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest…