Ruben Navarrett Jr / Politics

Let's Not Enable Bad Parenting

SAN DIEGO -- America, we have a problem. We already knew that a lot of people were flunking Parenthood 101.

But a racist video of students at the University of Oklahoma shows that the problem extends to people in society who are willing to ...

White House Hypocrisy on Israel

SAN DIEGO -- President Obama has no shortage of chutzpah. His message to Benjamin Netanyahu: Do as I say, not as I have done.

The White House is furious with the Israeli prime minister because some of the same Democratic operatives who helped get...

Bibi Stooped Low to Come Out on Top

SAN DIEGO -- Last week, Benjamin Netanyahu reminded the world that even a good leader can sometimes do a bad thing. And when you're the prime minister of Israel, one of the worst things you can ever do is play the "Arab card."

Watching elected ...

Depicting Latinos as Peppers is Not Worth the Pop

SAN DIEGO -- The latest controversy to spice up America's culture wars involves a magazine cover, chili peppers and a dash of overreaction.

To add flavor to the discussion, let me say upfront that it was a mistake for the London-based magazine, ...

After Frat Video Scandal, Good and Bad Parenting

SAN DIEGO -- The controversy over a video showing University of Oklahoma students who belonged to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity reciting a racist chant isn't just about bigotry.

This story is also about parenting. Both kinds -- good and bad...

Playing Games On Immigration

SAN DIEGO -- President Obama and his administration still play games with the immigration issue -- and, consequently, with people's lives.

When handling this thorny subject, the top priority for politicians in both parties is to do no harm -- to ...