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The left’s convenient villain

Dec 13 2014 | 7:10 pm - Columnist Ruben Navarrette: “I’m known as the architect of torture,” Alberto Gonzales told me by phone from Nashville, where the former U.S. attorney general is now a lawyer in private practice and dean of the College of Law at...

Flammable news coverage

Dec 04 2014 | 12:32 pm - Columnist Ruben Navarrette: It would be nice if, in watching the news, my kids were not bombarded with messages that help those who misbehave avoid accountability. Like “Admit nothing.” Or “Blame someone else.” Or...

The missing students of Mexico

Nov 14 2014 | 2:21 pm - Columnist Ruben Navarrette: NewsMexico is suffering a national tragedy, the details of which make the Day of the Dead look like a walk in the park. And, for some Mexican officials, keeping up with the gruesome details can be exhausting.

GOP at crossroads with Hispanics

Nov 08 2014 | 1:57 pm - Columnist Ruben Navarrette: Republicans are enjoying a well-deserved victory lap. But, when it comes to the touchy subjects of Hispanic outreach and immigration reform, they still seem a tad confused about the road ahead.

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...

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