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on Nov 6, 2012 - 11:49 AM ET

The Latino electorate was not one to want for a date this election; both presidential candidates laid it on pretty thick.  President Obama was hoping to harness and build upon his 2008 support and Mitt Romney hoping to channel George W. Bush.  Romney had a lot to make up for coming out of the primaries—like when he suggested undocumented immigrants should be made so “miserable” they would “self-deport”—but could have found a...

Election 2012, Race and Religion
on Mar 10, 2012 - 07:31 AM ET

 

So I start off by defining my “true colors” on...

on Mar 9, 2012 - 09:36 AM ET

Latinos have been stuck between a rock and a hard place. In 2010, Republican state legislatures began an aggressive anti-immigrant campaign. At the same time, Latinos witnessed the administration fail to follow through on its promise for comprehensive immigration reform. Considering how both parties did or didn’t deal with the issue of immigration, it would not be surprising to see Latinos turn away from both parties. However,...

on Mar 8, 2012 - 09:16 AM ET

Primary elections are about running to the extremes; general elections are about running to the middle. In the case of the Republicans, that journey back to the middle requires balancing their need to keep their fragile base of evangelicals, Tea Partiers and free-marketers content with the urgency of reaching the growing percentage of voters that no longer identify with one party. General elections in modern times are increasingly about wooing independent voters, and as...

on Mar 7, 2012 - 10:28 AM ET

Last night Romney won an outright majority of the delegates, but Santorum decisively emerged as the moral and ideological leader of Republican primary voters. Super Tuesday’s outcome demonstrates that there is an internal tug of war between what Republicans know they should do—vote for Romney—and what they want to do—vote for Santorum.

While we may like to think of ourselves as rational decision-makers, we are not—Republicans and...

on Mar 5, 2012 - 20:33 PM ET

A father recounts the story of how his fourteen year-old daughter disappeared in New York City for three days. He then describes how his business partner closed the company and brought almost all of the employees to New York to set up a command center and search through the night. The father chokes up when he remembers how his business partner said, “I don’t care how long it takes we’re going to find her.” The girl was found and the 30-second ad...