Category Archives: Politics

Blueberries and cherries

Red states, blue states, how did we get to this divide and at what cost? Cultural strategist Philippa P.B. Hughes looked at who she was spending her time with and did not like what she saw. Or what she didn’t … Continue reading

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Asian American, Pacific Islander voting up

Efforts to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders voters succeeded in 2020. NBC News reports that “In the 13 most contested presidential battleground states, AAPI early and absentee voting rose nearly 300 percent from 2016 — the fastest growth rate … Continue reading

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Money-changers tale and Jewish stereotypes

The New Testament story about money changers in the Temple is widely known and sustains a darker meaning writes Menachem Wecker, a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. In a column published by the National Catholic Reporter, Wecker writes that … Continue reading

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Tejanos, not Latinos, helped Trump

The presidential election post-mortem gets more and more interesting as people analyze the Texas vote. One discussion is how well Trump did among Hispanic voters, given the wall, immigration lockdowns and insults against Mexicans. Independent immigration reporter Jack Herrera offers … Continue reading

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Navajos helped flip Arizona

The Navajo Nation, which figured prominently in President-Elect Joe Biden’s win in the swing state of Arizona, illustrates three top issues in Election 2020. One issue is access to the vote. Many tribal members lack the physical address they need … Continue reading

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1 million Muslims vote; Trump support grows

Polling of 844 households by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) showed a Muslim turnout of 84%. About 69% of respondents said they voted for former Vice President Joe Biden and 17% said they voted for President Donald Trump. In … Continue reading

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Trump’s Latino vote still strong

The Republican Party’s continuing support from Hispanic voters still surprises pundits. Should it? Electoral College heavyweights Texas and Florida both went for Trump this week with plus-40% support from Latinos. This is not new. But people keep waiting for the … Continue reading

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Transgender candidates make history

The Victory Fund is celebrating the 2020 election, focused as it is not on the top of the ballot, where confusion was ahead, but down ballot where openly transgender candidates made their best showing ever. The lead story for the … Continue reading

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What candidates don’t know about Hispanics and Latinos

Both major parties would do well to listen to Voto Latino CEO María Teresa Kumar. In interviews with Politico’s Tara Palmeri, Kumar has explained the complexity of this increasingly powerful “sleeping giant” voting bloc. Many of the misconceptions that Kumar … Continue reading

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Questioning American Jews’ loyalty raises dangerous old trope

Twice this week, President Donald Trump said American Jews who vote for Democrats are disloyal to Jewish people and to Israel. Jewish people protested. The CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, Jonathan Greenblatt, was one of many to object to what … Continue reading

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