Ruben Navarrett Jr / Politics

No Place For a Party

SAN DIEGO -- Here's a holiday epiphany: Journalists should never go to Christmas parties at the White House.

They might wind up at the end of the evening with a lovely photo posing with the president and first lady flanked by Christmas trees. But...

The Gap on Hispanic Outreach

SAN DIEGO -- Sometimes you'll have a disagreement with someone but you're not that far apart.

My argument with Dallas-based radio host Chris Salcedo, who has a weekend show on The Blaze network, is not like that. On one issue, the gap is enormous...

The Left's Convenient Villain

SAN DIEGO -- Alberto Gonzales is hounded by a single word. It starts with "t".

"I'm known as the architect of torture," Gonzales told me by phone from Nashville, where the former U.S. attorney general is now a lawyer in private practice and dean ...

The Pluses of Self-Deportation

SAN DIEGO -- As a Mexican-American journalist, I'm often accused by immigration restrictionists of "undermining the rule of law," "supporting open borders" and being "pro-amnesty."

So let me throw them a curve by putting in a good word for the ...

Getting It Wrong on Immigrants

SAN DIEGO -- Next year, when folks are looking for a grand marshal for a Labor Day parade, they should skip Rep. Lou Barletta.

The Republican congressman is also the former mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, who grabbed headlines in 2006 when he ...

Flammable News Coverage

SAN DIEGO -- As the parent of three young children, I want my kids to get in the habit of following current events. While I cook breakfast, they'll often sit on the couch and watch the morning news.

But I'm also determined to teach my kids to ...