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Ruben Navarrette: On fight night, odd musical insult packs a punch

The people who put together the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao had a special Cinco de Mayo gift for Latino boxing fans: a finger in their eye.

May 08, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Amid chaos in Baltimore, a model mom emerges

Toya Graham has earned one heck of a Mother's Day present.

May 05, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: News media is blinded by own reflection

If a U.S. city about 40 miles from the nation's capital erupts in violence, but the cable news networks ignore the unrest because they're busy with live coverage of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, is it the end of television journalism?

May 01, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Chris Christie is no phony pretender

What if it turns out the media are wrong about Chris Christie? Where does the New Jersey governor go to set the record straight?

April 28, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Rubio embodies promise of America

Like any presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has strengths and weaknesses.

April 17, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Mrs. Obama, help us be better parents

Michelle Obama is a good mother. When raising her daughters, 13-year-old Sasha and 16-year-old Malia, the first lady means business. She takes the job very seriously. Even when the girls were younger, she didn't pass off her parental duty to nannies or babysitters.

April 13, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: White House spins hypocrisy on Israel

President Barack Obama has no shortage of chutzpah. His message to Benjamin Netanyahu: Do as I say, not as I have done.

March 27, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarette: Hispanic group called out for coziness with Fox News

SAN DIEGO - The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is getting good at producing embarrassing headlines.

August 15, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarette: Reading the wrong script on immigration

SAN DIEGO - Just because you're well-known doesn't mean you're well-informed.

August 01, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: Border Patrol yields to the mob

SAN DIEGO - This Independence Day weekend, memory takes me back to something my father said during a Fourth of July celebration many years ago.

July 08, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | Community columnists


Navarrette: Cantor couldn't have it both ways on immigration

SAN DIEGO -- Did House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lose his re-election bid in Virginia because he was too soft on immigration, or because he was too hard on immigration?

June 24, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarette: Winners and losers in the Sterling saga

SAN DIEGO - Are we enlightened now? Does anyone believe that Americans are better off now than they were before they heard the peculiar racial musings of Donald T. Sterling, the 80-year-old married billionaire who didn't want his 31-year-old girlfriend flaunting her relationships with African-Americans?

May 06, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: Lone Star lunacy over immigration

SAN DIEGO - Every state has its challenges. California has drought. Oklahoma has tornadoes. Colorado has forest fires.

April 08, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarette: US immigrants with attitude

SAN DIEGO - As someone who is often prodded to declare my allegiance to the United States, I'm envious of a group of Americans that no longer has to put up with such demands.

March 18, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: A generation entitled to act bratty

SAN DIEGO - Mexicans have a graphic saying that should serve as a warning to today's parents, not only south of the border but also in the United States. It loosely translates as: "If you raise crows, they'll scratch out your eyes."

March 14, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


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Ruben Navarrette: Stephanopoulos still linked to Clintons

In 1999, a week after Al Gore claimed that he created the Internet, Bill Clinton appeared at the Gridiron Club's annual dinner. Having recently been stung by a former close adviser who signed a deal with a television network and penned a memoir distancing himself from the 42nd president, Clinton joked that he, too, was an inventor: "I invented George Stephanopoulos."

May 22, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Scott Walker dishes up twisted talk on immigration

Wisconsin is known for its cheese. But, when talking about immigration, Gov. Scott Walker is becoming famous for his whine.

May 19, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


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