SAN DIEGO -- To take Americans' minds off his problems, President Trump offers another shiny object: birthright citizenship.
The legal concept is jus soli, Latin for "the right of the soil." In the United States -- and more than 30 other countries, including Canada and most of Latin America -- if you're born there, you're a citizen. This...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Once again, the eyes of the nation are upon Texas. This time, our gaze is fixed on a bizarre Senate race where neither of the candidates appears comfortable enough in his own skin to go by his given name.
Republican incumbent Rafael Cruz prefers to go by "Ted," while the Democratic challenger Robert Francis O'Rourke wants you to ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- With a little more than a week left until the midterm elections, Democrats appear to be snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The matchups were theirs to lose, and they seem poised to underperform in a bunch of them.
A reader recently asked me: "I don't understand why Latinos are not motivated to vote against a bigoted POTUS ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- I'll often hear other Hispanic journalists talk about being attacked, criticized and picked on by racist conservative Republicans -- usually over immigration, and the assumption that anyone with a Spanish surname is soft on border security.
Amateurs. You haven't lived until you've had to put up with all that noise -- while also ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- The "woke" have become a joke. The Left is devouring itself.
It happened when #MeToo collided with #BlackLivesMatter.
The collision of hashtags -- which was caught on video and has now been viewed by more than 6 million people -- occurred on a street corner in Brooklyn, N.Y., in front of a convenience store.
It was there that a ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Americans have long lived as part of different tribes. Now we live on entirely different planets.
Half the country can't stand the other half. With liberals cornering the market on compassion and conservatives having a monopoly on patriotism, everyone thinks they're superior to everyone else.
We all have to do our part to heal the...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- I've come to know Jose Antonio Vargas as a good man and a fine writer who provides -- in various media -- an essential voice in the immigration debate.
That beats the caricature of Vargas drawn by right-wing nativists as "the most famous illegal in America."
These are the kind of folks who lose sleep over the thought of taco ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Brett Kavanaugh is owed an apology.
Another one. He already got one this week from President Trump because of how badly the judge was treated during his Supreme Court confirmation process.
"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- What's wrong with people?
I bet you've shaken your head and wondered the exact same thing lately. It's obvious that a lot of folks -- in both political parties -- have a "chip" missing that prevents them from knowing what constitutes inappropriate behavior.
They may have majored in social studies and mastered social media, but ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- It's the beginning of a new school year, and already acrimony is in the air. America's teachers are mad as heck, and they're not going to take it anymore.
That's the message from a recent cover story in Time magazine that no doubt left many readers wondering why anyone in their right minds would enter the classroom these days.
SAN DIEGO -- I'll just say it: I believe both of them.
In this climate, I'll get hammered by loyal partisans on both the right and the left for reaching such a conclusion. But I don't care.
We're living at a time when a lot of people can decide whether testimony is believable even before hearing it. Don't confuse us with facts, we're too busy ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- How I miss the good ol' days, when the process of confirming a Supreme Court justice was boring and technical -- and didn't make you feel like you needed a shower.
There is a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's embattled choice for the Supreme Court. The latest charge -- dating back to ...Read more