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A heckler’s reasoning on immigration

Oct 13 2014 | 10:32 am - Columnist Ruben Navarrette: When someone puts herself at risk to make a point, the rest of us might ask why she stuck her neck out. But she could just as well turn the question around and ask us why we stayed silent. I asked Blanca Hernandez...

Obama steps up

Oct 06 2014 | 10:01 pm - Columnist Ruben Navarrette: There is nothing wrong with having a president who likes to debate. But things get awkward when he debates himself.

Conservatives’ short memories on school protests

Sep 29 2014 | 12:52 pm - Columnist Ruben Navarrette: What’s really at the heart of that story from 2010 where five students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., conspired to wear T-shirts bearing the American flag? Was it patriotism? Or petulance?

10 maxims on education, from three vantage points

Sep 15 2014 | 12:10 pm - Columnist Ruben Navarrette Jr.: With students going back to school, it’s a good time to review the 10 lessons that Americans should have learned if they were paying attention during the last few decades of debating education reform. Once a...

Looking for a work ethic in new economy

Sep 08 2014 | 10:07 am - Columnist Ruben Navarrette: Long gone seem the days when people were glad to have a job, and grateful to their employer for providing one.

Tell the story, don’t be it

Aug 21 2014 | 11:33 am - Columnist Ruben Navarrette: With reporters being threatened, arrested, manhandled, berated, shot with rubber bullets and pelted with tear gas projectiles, it is tempting to declare that law enforcement officers in Ferguson are waging a war against...

GOP creating its own nightmare over ‘dreamers’

Aug 08 2014 | 12:38 pm - Columnist Ruben Navarrette: I once used the term “spoiled brats” to describe “dreamers,” those young undocumented immigrants brought here by their parents.Yet now I think the real spoiled brats are those House Republicans...

Wrong script on immigration

Aug 04 2014 | 11:39 am - Columnist Ruben Navarrette: Just because you’re well-known doesn’t mean you’re well-informed. Case in point: Eva Longoria, Mexican-American actress, social commentator and loyal Democrat who once mocked Republican Sen. Marco...

America the heartless

Jul 19 2014 | 10:02 pm - Columnist Ruben Navarrette: Before it’s too late, Americans need to turn their attention back to the children. The lost children of Central America have themselves gotten lost in the fog of debate over what should become of them. Americans...

Cold and calculating on immigration

Jul 14 2014 | 10:46 am - Columnist Ruben Navarrette: Whenever President Obama acts unilaterally on immigration reform — and it’s not often enough — the reactions on both the right and the left are so predictable.

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