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Archive By Author - Ruben Navarrette


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


Navarrette: Use US flag to inspire, not to infuriate

SAN DIEGO - You have to be careful with flags. They're not just harmless pieces of cloth meant to inspire patriotism and national pride. Those seemingly innocent sheets of fabric can lead to all sorts of trouble.

March 11, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: Putting Venezuela on US radar

SAN DIEGO - Selma. Mexico City. Johannesburg. Tiananmen. Tehran. Kiev. Caracas.

March 04, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarette: Mexicans’ skepticism fuels El Chapo legend

SAN DIEGO - U.S. officials want to extradite the notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who was captured last week by Mexican marines and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents.

February 28, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: Here’s a cause Republicans should adopt

SAN DIEGO - I keep waiting for just one prominent Republican elected official to condemn in the strongest possible language President Barack Obama's horrendous record of deporting illegal immigrants.

February 25, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: Immigration terminology is the wrong focus

SAN DIEGO - Justice Sonia Sotomayor has injudiciously reignited the conversation over words used in the immigration debate just when the prospects for immigration reform in Congress are holding on by a thread.

February 18, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: Seinfeld’s quips about race are not about nothing

SAN DIEGO - Unlike the theme of the hit television show he helped create, the brouhaha involving Jerry Seinfeld and comedians of color is not about nothing.

February 14, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: Americans love thy like-minded neighbor

SAN DIEGO - "People don't care about politics."

February 11, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: Same old stall over immigration reform

SAN DIEGO - When the topic is immigration reform, liberals and Democrats always manage to disappoint.

February 04, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


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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


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