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[OP-ED]: Welcome to the information crisis

 05/22/2017 - 08:23
The media has given up the role of referee and suited up to play in the arena, it’s clear -- with the recent barrage of what the left considers major scoops and the right dismisses as “fake news” -- that the objective of this game is to destroy Trump. EFE
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These days, when friends ask how I’m doing, I give them an honest answer. I say, “I’m struggling.”

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:00am
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The media has given up the role of referee and suited up to play in the arena, it’s clear -- with the recent barrage of what the left considers major scoops and the right dismisses as “fake news” -- that the objective of this game is to destroy Trump. EFE

[OP-ED]: On immigration, conservatives premiere a new office of political theater

 05/17/2017 - 09:26
The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.
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 When they criticize laws against hate crimes, conservatives claim we shouldn’t create special classes of victims. 

Well, forget all that. It turns out that they feel differently when they can get political mileage from exploiting the public’s fear of illegal immigrants. Then they’re all in.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:45am
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The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.

[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 
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The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
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In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

[OP-ED]: This Democrat shows how out of practice his party is at defending immigrants

 05/15/2017 - 08:14
Looking at de Leon’s record in the Legislature -- particularly during the eight years of the Obama administration -- I don’t think he believes his own rants. youtube
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Politicians speak for a living. So they should be especially careful with their words.

When elected officials make inflammatory statements that exploit fears and drive people apart, they need to be called out and told to pipe down.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 8:00am
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Looking at de Leon’s record in the Legislature -- particularly during the eight years of the Obama administration -- I don’t think he believes his own rants. youtube

[OP-ED]: The elite media -- self-absorbed but not self-aware

 05/12/2017 - 09:17
Now that Trump is president, you can turn to just about any channel -- absent Fox News -- and hear reporters and anchors accusing Trump or other administration officials of outright lying or pursuing policies that will hurt people -- or, in the case of the GOP health care bill, actually kill them. 
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Riddle me this: How can the so-called elite media be so self-absorbed and still have so little self-awareness? 

Today’s journalists too often make themselves the story. If a reporter gets arrested at a protest, he’ll be on the Sunday shows doing what he is not supposed to be doing: expressing his opinion.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 8:30am
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Now that Trump is president, you can turn to just about any channel -- absent Fox News -- and hear reporters and anchors accusing Trump or other administration officials of outright lying or pursuing policies that will hurt people -- or, in the case of the GOP health care bill, actually kill them. 

[OP-ED]: Paulo Dybala: The Emerging Argentinean Jewel

 05/05/2017 - 15:13
Juventus player Paulo Dybala (l) fights the ball with Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko (r) during a game for one of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals between Monaco and Juventus at the Luis II stadium of Monaco (Monaco). EFE
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There is no doubt. In Argentina, just by looking at the qualifying South American standings for the 2018 Russia World Cup people get nervous. The white and light blue squad ranks fifth with 22 points behind Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and Chile.

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Juventus player Paulo Dybala (l) fights the ball with Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko (r) during a game for one of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals between Monaco and Juventus at the Luis II stadium of Monaco (Monaco). EFE

[OP-ED]: Puerto Rico no aguanta más

 05/04/2017 - 12:18
Un manifestante ondea una bandera quemada ,en San Juan, Puerto Rico, durante el paro general contra los recortes, que coincide con el Primero de Mayo, Día Internacional del Trabajador. EFE
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Mensaje a todos esos que en Puerto Rico se rasgaron las vestiduras escandalizados, según ellos, por las piedras lanzadas --sabrá Dios por quién—durante la marcha del 1ro. de mayo en San Juan, y que son los mismos que trataron de restar importancia a las 200,000 personas que protestaron pacíficamente las extremas medidas de austeridad y la junta imperial de control fiscal que decide su futuro: ustedes, o vergonzosamente desconocen la realidad de su nación o han sido cómplices en su creación.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:00am
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Un manifestante ondea una bandera quemada ,en San Juan, Puerto Rico, durante el paro general contra los recortes, que coincide con el Primero de Mayo, Día Internacional del Trabajador. EFE

[OP-ED]: Puerto Ricans Are Not Taking It Any More

 05/03/2017 - 10:11
A protester flies a flag burned May 1, 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the general strike against the cuts, which coincides with May Day, International Labor Day. EFE
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Message to all those self-righteous individuals in Puerto Rico who made a show of being scandalized by the stones thrown –God knows by whom—during the May 1st march in San Juan, while minimizing the 200,000 people who peacefully protested the extreme austerity measures and the imperial federal control board deciding their future: You must either ignore your nation’s reality or be complicit in its creation. In either case, shame on you.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:00am
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A protester flies a flag burned May 1, 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the general strike against the cuts, which coincides with May Day, International Labor Day. EFE

Richard Negrin wants a "community-based" DA's Office

 05/02/2017 - 16:22
Richard Negrín es el primer hispano en tener opciones reales de ganar una elección a nivel de toda la ciudad. 
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The former City's Managing Director proposes to give a comprehensive approach to the mission of the judicial body of Philadelphia. He says that the secret to reducing crime is working directly with people, in the city's neighborhoods.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Richard Negrin is the first Latino with a real chance of wining the city-wide elections.

[OP-ED]: America the complacent

 04/26/2017 - 10:54
In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 
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The headline grabbed my attention: “Americans have become lazy and it’s hurting the economy.” 

Lazy? Now there’s a four-letter word you rarely hear Americans use to describe themselves.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:45am
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In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 

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