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Rodriguez: Reform For People or For Politics?

  • By
  • Gregory Rodriguez,
  • New America Foundation
February 18, 2013 |

In 2006, the last time Congress took a serious look at comprehensive immigration reform, hundreds of thousands of immigrants, legal and illegal, marched through the streets of the nation's cities. The resulting media coverage was filled with stories about real people — brown people! — whose lives would be affected by the proposed legislation.

The Sidebar: Post-Election Reflection and the Republican Reboot

November 9, 2012
Garance Franke-Ruta, Gabriel Sherman, and Gregory Rodriguez recap what happened on election night and where the country, the electorate, and the Republican Party go from here. Elizabeth Weigarten hosts.

Where Karl Rove Was Right

  • By
  • Gregory Rodriguez,
  • New America Foundation
November 9, 2012 |

Give Karl Rove a break. His meltdown on election night may not have been entirely about Fox News prematurely calling Ohio for President Barack Obama. After all, the poor guy had every right to get upset while watching the Republican Party nominee’s campaign crash and burn.

For all intents and purposes, Mitt Romney trampled on Rove’s once vaunted GOP playbook–and leaves a weakened GOP in his wake.

What Twitter Can't Tell You

  • By
  • Gregory Rodriguez,
  • New America Foundation
October 15, 2012 |

I've finally stopped believing the tech gurus in skinny jeans and hipster glasses who preach about the glories of the new networked world in which everyone and everything are connected all the time. They make it sound as if the Cloud and Twitter are the answer to all our problems, social or otherwise. I don't buy it.

Bringing Out Our Inner Bear

  • By
  • Gregory Rodriguez,
  • New America Foundation
August 28, 2012 |

By all rights, I should hate coyotes. When I was 14, one ate my charming pet cat, Spike Liebowitz (sometimes known as Vasco de Gama), as if he were nothing more than a Vienna sausage.

I was heartbroken, but even at that age I knew that in suburban Los Angeles, owning an outdoor pet was tempting not just fate but the hunger of our wild neighbors. It wasn't pretty, but that's the way things were. Southern California is a coyote-eats-cat world.

New Wave of Immigrants — A New Target Too?

  • By
  • Gregory Rodriguez,
  • New America Foundation
June 25, 2012 |
It's official! A new study by the Pew Research Center proves the old trope true: Asians are the new Jews. All those essentially positive stereotypes you've heard about — the hard work and the Tiger Moms — have made Asian Americans the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. Not only that, in the last few years, Asians have overtaken Latinos as the largest group of new immigrants to the U.S.
 
This is all good news — both for Asian Americans and the United States — but the Jewish comparison has a dark side.

White Out

  • By
  • Gregory Rodriguez,
  • New America Foundation
May 24, 2012 |

Here we go again. The Census Bureau has released yet one more milestone data point that supposedly reveals the profundity of America’s ongoing demographic change. This time, it’s news that, as The New York Times put it last week, “Whites account for less than half of births in the U.S.”

It’s one of those front-page headlines that give you pause. You know it means something significant—why else would it be on the front page?!—but you can’t quite put your finger on it.

Immigration and the New Old Me

  • By
  • Gregory Rodriguez,
  • New America Foundation
May 14, 2012 |


Gregory Rodriguez speaks with Andrés Martinez about immigration, social cohesion, and being a 4th-generation Californian.

Vandalized by Speech

  • By
  • Gregory Rodriguez,
  • New America Foundation
March 26, 2012 |

Hate speech is a form of vandalism. It defaces the environment, and like a broken window, if left untended, signals to other hoodlums that the coast is clear to do more damage.

Why Arizona Banned Ethnic Studies

  • By
  • Gregory Rodriguez,
  • New America Foundation
February 20, 2012 |

It's more than a little ironic that the same Arizona Legislature that spearheaded a ruthless, racially charged campaign against illegal immigrants also banned K-12 ethnic studies classes on the grounds that they promote hatred and division. Who knew Arizona's Republican majority, as expert as it is at hyperbole and invective, was so committed to fostering healthy race relations in the Grand Canyon State?

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