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Author Archives: Nestor H. Montilla, Sr.

Is the Hispanic vote up for grabs by the Republicans?

Republicans haven’t paid serious attention to Hispanics in the United States. I think it has to do with blunt ignorance of Hispanics’ core values.  “Latinos are Republicans. They just don’t know it yet,” said President Ronald Reagan in 1980 when running … Continue reading

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The Clock is Ticking, But There is Still Time for an Independent Redistricting Commission in New York

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed to veto new political lines if not drawn by an independent redistricting commission. With such a stance, he obstructs the process and insults New Yorkers’ intelligence. Dismantling the current bi-partisan redistricting taskforce and … Continue reading

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DOA Newt, Has ‘Cojones’

In a recent segment of the “Daily Show”, Jon Stewart reviews the reasons why the GOP is unable to choose a 2012 presidential candidate, as the media creates and kills front runners with meteoric speed. “It’s amazing what paying attention … Continue reading

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The Koch Brothers’ Toy Goes Down in Flames

Once upon a time there were two brothers who were fond of playing politics: Charles and David Hamilton Koch. Charles was co-owner, chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Koch Industries, Inc., the second-largest privately held company … Continue reading

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Obama’s fundraising record speaks for itself

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, voters in the United States will go to the polls to select their President and members for the 113th Congress. The ongoing presidential contest has already pitted President Barack Obama against potential Republican presidential contenders … Continue reading

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Stirring up a Frenzy of Latino Voters

It is impossible to escape the news nowadays.  Media outlets, bloggers, and pundits argue that while GOP ignores Latinos, the White House is engaged in a desperate e-mail frenzy to reach out to them.  Both Democrats and Republicans take Latinos for granted … Continue reading

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Obama’s Re-election Fate: Rising Unemployment

Currently, there are roughly 14.0 million people without a job in the United States.  As of August 2011, the unemployment rate was reported at 9.1 percent of the nation’s population. This percentage seems to have been constant since last April. The … Continue reading

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Redistricting Maze And All That

September 12, 2011 Ongoing New Yorkers’ interest in redistricting seems to be spurred by pro-redistricting reform leaders, coalitions of pro-good government advocacy groups, increasing media attention and anticipation of the U.S. 2012 presidential election. Despite enthusiasm, it should be understood that people’s … Continue reading

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