Like it or Not, House Republicans Need to Pass Immigration Reform
Immigration / Politics

Like it or Not, House Republicans Need to Pass Immigration Reform

Think immigration reform is passing Congress anytime soon? Think again. While the Senate may approve the bill, immigration reform faces little chance of passage in the House. Republicans might say that the Senate bill is too loose on border control, or they might object to amnesty. But the real reason immigration will fail is that … Continue reading

Election Postmortem: Where and Why did Romney Lose?
America / Politics / Presidential Race 2012

Election Postmortem: Where and Why did Romney Lose?

The 2012 Republican Primary season is remembered for its buffoonery: Rick Perry’s ‘oops’ moment, Newt Gingrich’ moon colony, Rick Santorum’s seemingly endless discussion of what should and should not be happening in the bedroom.  Mitt Romney, from the beginning, was the only sober and serious candidate in the field (save brief and uninspired runs by … Continue reading

Can Mitt Romney win Ohio?
America / Politics / Presidential Race 2012

Can Mitt Romney win Ohio?

Before Hurricane Sandy derailed the Presidential race, I examined the possibility of a Romney Electoral College victory without winning the crucial battleground state of Ohio. I concluded that there were paths to victory that did not include Ohio and reasonable expectations that those paths are viable within the current polling framework. But while an Ohio-less … Continue reading

America / Politics

Why I Believe Neither Obama nor Romney Deserves the “Hispanic Vote”

As my esteemed colleague, Marlena Papavartis, and I have stated various times in our blogs: there is no single monolithic “Hispanic vote.” Political pundits and politicians, however, often fail to understand this basic concept. This past weekend was no different, with President Barack Obama telling Univision that he would attempt to “tackle immigration policy in … Continue reading

Politics

Mexico: 3 months away from the election of Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexico’s Presidential Election is less than two months away, and it appears that Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) will be the winner. Peña Nieto is a young, charismatic former Mexico State governor. His competition for the Mexican presidency is Josefina Vásquez Mota of the National Action Party (PAN) and Andres Manuel … Continue reading