Ed Morales

Things got heated at breakfast at the Coronado Bay Hotel in San Diego at this year’s annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials. Cristóbal Alex, head of the liberal nonprofit Latino Victory Project, tangled with his... more

Oct 20, 2014 3:46 AM Magazine 1 Comments

Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio wants to have his cake and eat it, too. Rubio’s recent declaration in New Hampshire that he is “ready to be president” may seem like he’s taking the reins of his own political destiny, but his half-hearted commitme... more

May 14, 2014 8:26 PM Op-Eds

The Fort Hood tragedy shows that the Army has not done enough to deal with the scourge of mental illness. more

Apr 11, 2014 2:41 PM Dispatches

The nation may be turning leftward. The election of Bill de Blasio, an openly progressive politician, as mayor of New York has been the clearest signal of this much-needed shift in direction. more

Feb 5, 2014 7:58 PM Dispatches

Despite various public opinion polls that show that a strong majority of Americans want it, Boehner recently announced that House Republicans "have no intention of ever going to conference" on the reform bill passed by the Senate in June. more

Dec 12, 2013 3:42 PM Op-Eds

House Speaker John Boehner should stop getting in the way of comprehensive immigration reform. Despite various public opinion polls that show that a strong majority of Americans want it, Boehner recently announced that House Republicans "ha... more

Nov 21, 2013 5:00 PM Dispatches

We can't let the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial widen a rift between Latinos and African-Americans.Zimmerman is half-Peruvian, and many conservative commentators seized on this as proof that he could not be a racist.But the claim that Zimm... more

Jul 19, 2013 1:05 PM Dispatches

President Obama's speech on immigration Tuesday was a significant demonstration that the second-term president has embraced a mandate that demands rights for marginalized people. By making the argument that America has always been a nation of ... more

Jan 31, 2013 8:31 PM Op-Eds

It took place in Ponce, the second-largest city of what is still an unincorporated territory of the United States — Puerto Rico. On that day, which was Palm Sunday, the island territory’s police gunned down 19 unarmed civilians who were mar... more

Mar 21, 2012 1:30 PM Dispatches

Heads up, Jon Stewart: You could do a whole episode poking fun at Republican attempts to court the Latino vote this election season. more

Feb 17, 2012 2:02 PM Op-Eds

Promoting “family values” over a coherent jobs plan will fail Gingrich and the Republicans at the ballot box. Paraphrasing Bill Clinton, “It’s the economy, estúpido.” more

Dec 15, 2011 2:32 PM Dispatches

The governor had his police beat students, teachers, children and the elderly on the steps of his own capitol building. more

Oct 17, 2011 1:05 PM Dispatches

Puerto Rico’s government wants its people to believe that they are the cause of an identity fraud crisis, and to correct the problem, it’s treating them like second-class citizens. more

Mar 2, 2010 3:17 PM Op-Eds

When New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, he may have finally restored sanity to the Democratic presidential race. After almost a month of negative campaigning most often initiated by the Hillary Clinton camp, Richard... more

Mar 26, 2008 8:28 AM Op-Eds

Latinos are under attack -- by one of their own. Former U.S. Rep. Herman Badillo, D-N.Y., was born in Puerto Rico and was one of the five Latino members of Congress who established the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. As such, his voice carri... more

Jan 4, 2007 1:38 PM Dispatches

The Republican Party should think twice the next time it tries to score political points at the expense of Latinos. Hispanics voting for Republicans plummeted from 44 percent in 2004 to 29 percent on Nov. 7, according to exit polls conducte... more

Nov 15, 2006 3:09 PM Dispatches

The construction of a 700-mile fence along the U.S. border is a desperate political ploy, and it could prove to be costly and ineffective. On Oct. 26, President Bush signed a measure authorizing its construction, knowing very well that Cong... more

Nov 1, 2006 3:28 PM Dispatches

The U.S. Navy is not doing right by Puerto Rico. Three years after it left its bombing range in Vieques, the island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, the Navy has been slow to clean up its mess. more

Apr 26, 2006 2:29 PM Dispatches

The disaster in Mexico last month that took the lives of 65 miners should renew a push for global labor standards. While hope for survivors has long vanished, the search for answers has just begun. Mexican government officials and representati... more

Mar 1, 2006 8:06 PM Dispatches

In this year's State of the Union speech, President Bush did little to address his policy on immigration, the issue that concerns most U.S. Hispanics. A few brief sentences about the need for "orderly and secure borders," and a "rational, humane ... more

Feb 1, 2006 5:46 PM Dispatches