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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


Navarrette: Let’s be consistent on women’s choices

SAN DIEGO - Being a liberal means never having to be consistent.

January 31, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: Documentary on Ariz. law doesn’t tell the whole story

SAN DIEGO - Documentaries are serious business, and a new film for public television about Arizona's regressive immigration law follows that script - for the most part.

January 26, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: Great tale, but where's the gratitude?

SAN DIEGO - For illegal immigrants and those fighting for immigration reform, the world can be a dark and lonely place.

January 21, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: A rising star to watch in New Hampshire

SAN DIEGO - It's with a chuckle that Marilinda Garcia recalls the day that her critics demanded to see her papers.

January 17, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: A potential game-changer on immigration

SAN DIEGO - Americans are so accustomed to conservatives imploding over the immigration issue that it's a refreshing change to see liberals struggle with it as well.

January 14, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: India incident creates a rift with close ally

SAN DIEGO - What Americans really need to kick off the new year is a dramatic improvement in our relations with India. In a world where it sometimes seems that the United States doesn't have many friends and allies, that south Asian country has become both. Most notably, since the attacks Sept. 11, 2001, India has been a partner in fighting the war on terror.

December 31, 2013 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: No hoorays for Hollywood

SAN DIEGO - Given what he does for a living, it is no surprise that Rick Najera's memoir about being a Latino breaking down barriers in Hollywood reads like a good movie.

December 24, 2013 | 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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