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Ruben Navarrette: On immigration, politicians seek sanctuary from responsibility

While Donald Trump wants to talk about "sanctuary cities," you can bet that almost every other GOP presidential candidate wants sanctuary from Trump.

July 14, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: A candidate unafraid to say the unpopular

Lindsey Graham just did something that, in the world of politics, simply isn't done.

July 10, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: One Dreamer’s missed lesson in gratitude

Instead of a diploma, one recent college graduate should have received an "Incomplete." She seems to have missed some courses: "Gratitude 101," "Introduction to Civics" and, finally, "Flag Waving and the Importance of Context."

June 26, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: Sometimes it's better to take life's broken path

During graduation season, commencement speakers will often urge young people to take the road less traveled. But this year, I'd like to put in a good word for something that can be just as fruitful: the broken path.

June 16, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Repellent condescension from the left

Liberals often say they want to take people of color and lift them up. If so, it might help to stop talking down to them.

June 05, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


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


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


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