politics


East Los musicians Las Cafeteras have long made political progress a signature element of their sound and the band’s new single continues the tradition.

If I Was President — released on Monday, Presidents Day — starts with the son jarocho song Señor Presidente and “then flows into a bilingual hip hop-folk fusion, with lyrics that make you dream, think, come up with alternatives.”

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meanwhileinamericaThis started out as just text on Facebook, and then he made it into a cartoon.

Via Andy McClure on IMGUR.

An outsider goes to corrupt Washington, D.C. Can he drain the swamp?

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Democrat Hillary Clinton is already making history. And come November, she could achieve another milestone: Becoming America’s first Madam President. Yet behind the groundbreaking nature of her candidacy lies an absence of women in elected office. The U.S. lags behind the rest of the world in female representation at the national level,

estehogar“It’s Proselyte Week here in Orange Aztlán,” POCHO’s anonymous Orange County photographic contributor emailed Wednesday. He put this sign on the front door of his Anaheim townhouse.

“Person after person is coming to ask whether we’ve found Jesus (“¿Ya se les extravió Jesús otra vez?! Qué descuidados son los cristianos con su salvador…”), to try and tell us Trump is more than just a bloviating human camote, to sell crappy chocolates for dubious fundraising efforts, etc. This sign has only been up for a few hours, but so far no one has knocked.”

Vote for me, the generic candidate for president (video)

by Bronco del Camino April 7, 2016 Cultura
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Sepia photos of parents, earnest advisers, nice lighting and more. What’s not to like? Vote for me, the generic candidate for president! PREVIOUSLY ON STOCK FOOTAGE:

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Meanwhile, in America, the debate goes on (toon)

by ANDY MCCLURE November 24, 2015 Cartoons
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This was just text on Facebook…. Via Andy McClure on IMGUR.

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Latina Heritage Month Patriot Alert: Obama’s Iran Deal Disrespects You

by REP. BLANCA ELEFANTE (R-CULERO) September 24, 2015 El Now
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You don’t lift sanctions. You crack down on their assets. You cut off their oil and drill, baby, drill for our own. We don’t retreat. We reload against any foe daring to test us. And that is what Iran just did. So, Congress, you got to kill the deal. The president is playing you. He […]

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God, Guns and The Man: The Bill of Rights in One Syllable Words

by STEPHANIE VARDAVAS April 9, 2015 Cultura
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I No law can say you can’t pray the way you want to, or make you pray if you don’t want to, or take your tax and give it to a guy who’ll use it to pray or preach on God, and no law can say you can’t say what you want to say, or […]

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The Daily Show: For the GOP, Latino is the new gay (video)

by Comic Saenz October 10, 2014 El Now
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With the Republican realization that exploiting homophobia can no longer bring their hate base to the polls, the GOP is looking for a new group they can use to scare potential voters. POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal explains to Jon Stewart why Latino is the new gay.

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Roberta Valderrama exposes the Tea Party (video)

by Lucida Grandé May 2, 2014 Cultura
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Roberta Valderrama goes deep into the real heartland of the real America, stand beside her and guide her, to get the real story on the Tea Party, through the night with a light from above. PREVIOUSLY ON ROBERTA VALDERRAMA:

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The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People: ‘Politics’ (video)

by Barney Asada March 13, 2014 Cultura
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Did you know that “politics” is the smart person word for “yelling about the government”? Watch and learn. PREVIOUSLY ON POLITICAL SCIENCE VIDEO THEATRE:

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‘Think’ for yourself — all the kool kids are doing it! (video)

by BUSTER BOWLES January 14, 2014 Cartoons
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Think before you leap.

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POCHO Estaff Reports: Mi casa? Real Thanksgiving turkeys!

by Especial Correspondents December 2, 2013 Cartoons
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POCHO’s Especial Correspondents spread out across America to celebrate Thanksgiving and sent in notes about their day. Some names were changed to avoid unpredictable results.  Read their stories and share your own in the comments! Homeboy in East Los: My family’s so Mexican we carved the turkey with a switchblade ·IN MEMORY of SMILEY· Dateline, Austin: MEChA […]

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Niños Incómodos/Uncomfortable Kids: ‘Mexico must change’ (videos)

by EDUARDO BURRO November 19, 2013 Cultura
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“If this is the future that awaits me, I don’t want it,” said the girl in this commercial that ran before last year’s Mexican presidential elections. “Enough of working for your political parties instead of working for us. Enough of cosmetic changes.” Almost everyone said they agreed. How’s that working out for you, Mexico?

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In LaLa Land, in 2005, we were ‘Livin’ Villagairosa’ (audio)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 22, 2013 Audio
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Antonio Villaraigosa came into the Los Angeles’ Mayor’s office with so much promise in 2005. My radio show on KPFK, The Pocho Hour of Power (heard Fridays at 4PM PST on 90.7 FM) produced and played this also hopeful and playful tune, Livin’ Villaraigosa, to document the excitement and also skewer the anti-Mexican conspiracy theorists […]

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‘Brown Republican’ Mr. Criminal reveals campaign platform (video)

by Verdana Bold May 8, 2013 Cultura
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Brown Republican Mr. Criminal has some serious political ambitions. Painting the White House brown is just the beginning. (NSFW lyrics.)

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Pocho Ocho lesser-known effects of the Federal budget ‘sequester’

by ERMA GERD March 13, 2013 El Now
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The “sequester” has already forced the release from detention of some accused undocumented immigrants. Now the budget cutbacks have started affecting  other aspects of American government. Here are eight addtional changes you can expect: 8. The CIA will only poison leftist leaders with cancer on alternate Wednesdays 7. Government procurement contracts now cap toilet seats prices […]

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Rage Against the Machine is 20 but many fans are still clueless

by Santino J. Rivera November 30, 2012 Cultura
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Rage Against the Machine’s debut album turns 20 this week and their legacy is still shrouded in confusion and ignorance. Back in the day, the band stormed the mainstream scene with angry Chicano rock, only the mainstream never noticed the Chicano part. Chicano rock? You mean Santana..? What always strikes me about Rage is how […]

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Toke the Vote urges big turnout for Tuesday Presidential election

by JUANTO COVA October 15, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from OAKLAND) “Are you planning on voting Tuesday, brah?” Dale Mendoza scrunched his eyes shut behind his dark sunglasses as he concentrated on his phone call with a potential voter in Arkansas. “This election is critical, OK, and we totally need your vote.” Mendoza (photo, left) was the team leader of two dozen […]

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You say you want no evolution? Vote Dinosaur Party 2012 (toon)

by Especial Correspondents September 14, 2012 Cartoons
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The Dinosaur Party inhabits Tumblr and Facebook.

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