Latinos

After Election Day, the conventional wisdom was that the GOP needed to make gains among Hispanics to win in 2016. Fox News' Brit Hume and Sean Hannity, for instance, quickly assessed the GOP needed to cave on immigration reform. Half a year later, Hume and Hannity have flipped. Hannity doubts that immigration will help Republicans, while Hume says the demographic arguments are “baloney,” since the Hispanic vote is “not nearly as important, still, as the white vote.” Hannity and Hume aren’t alone.

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Fertile Imagination

Jeb Bush says Hispanics have more babies, helping us meet funding shortfalls. He's only half right.

Worried about the slow-growing U.S. economy, and the even more slowly declining unemployment rate? Jeb Bush has a remedy: more immigrants. Especially the fast-breeding kind.

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The Latest Exercise in "Blue Texas" Wishful Thinking

The state's unlikely to vote Democratic by 2024

Texas electoral politics tend to elicit sensationalism. Jeb Bush has suggested the Lone Star state, which voted for Romney by 16 points in 2012, could somehow turn blue in 2016; Ted Cruz, who doesn’t even favor comprehensive immigration reform, similarly said that new Hispanic voters would turn Texas blue and bury the GOP alongside the Whigs.

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In a recent article, John Judis makes many excellent points about poorly compensated work in America. But he mischaracterizes the role that immigration, in general, and the “Gang of Eight"s immigration reform, in particular, is likely to have on the wages of American workers. Contrary to what some claim, immigration has economically benefitted U.S. workers.

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Immigration Reform Would Not Be a 'Bonanza' for Democrats

Politico's analysis makes way too many false assumptions

Politico's analysis makes way too many false assumptions.

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At CPAC, Republicans Talk to Each Other About Talking to Latinos

The conservative conference is big on delusion, short on solution

The conservative conference is big on delusion, short on solution

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The former Florida governor wants to resolve immigration issues for the long term. Good idea, bad plan.

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Marco Rubio Is Not the Republican Savior

Appealing to Latinos alone won't solve the GOP's woes

Appealing to Latinos alone won't solve the GOP's woes.

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Roger Ailes's Border War

Can the Fox News CEO make his network more Latino-friendly?

The Fox News CEO wants more Latino viewers. His employees don’t seem to agree.

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