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Ruben Navarrette: A tale of 2 Hispanic realities

As the curtain falls on Hispanic Heritage Month, America's most underappreciated minority is still trying to make sense of two different realities. In a Dickensian twist, the nation's 54 million Hispanics are living through the best of times and the worst of times.

October 13, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | All viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Wanted — Real leadership on immigration

I'm often asked which of the two major political parties is better on immigration. It's a trick question. They're both dreadful.

September 18, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | All viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Candidates easily fall into the Trump trap

Some people believe that Donald Trump is a Democratic mole who is in the Republican presidential race to scare away voters from the GOP and torpedo otherwise-promising Republican contenders by getting them to co-sign crazy.

August 21, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | All viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Trump’s response justified Kelly’s query

I've misjudged people before - written them off, only to later realize that they had more character than I gave them credit for. But I've never experienced this phenomenon with questions asked of a presidential candidate.

August 14, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | All viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Is Trump now making sense on immigration?

I can't believe I'm saying this, but Donald Trump may be good for the immigration debate after all.

August 06, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | All viewpoint stories


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 | All 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 | All 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 | All 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 | All 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 | All 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 | All 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 | All 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 | All 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 | All 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 | All viewpoint stories


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