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On the Politics of Fear

by Nick Baez “Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are left unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.” – Horace Mann When Rosie G. wrote her article last week, she posed the question, “How do we come to fear so much?” While I will not bore you with a detailed Read More

What Does It Mean for Latinos to “Blend In”?

by Daniel Cubias Recently, I wrote a post that received more, shall we say…passionate comments than usual. The article was about the Kansas politician who cracked a truly hilarious, knee-slapping joke about gunning down undocumented people like vermin. In any case, among the hundreds of comments were people who said I was right, people who Read More

Petition to make Alvaro Uribe Mayor of Philadelphia

by Eric Jude Cortes Dear Mr. President: As Americans, we value democracy, and at the same time glorify those who make decisions with the brutal hand of force. Abraham Lincoln suspending habeas corpus during the Civil War, William McKinley provoking a war with Spain in order to expand the American empire, and Ronald Reagan bankrolling Read More