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Unsung Heroes of Hispanic Heritage Month: President Jed Bartlet

by HOWARD ZUNI October 11, 2013 Cultura
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They were ordinary people living ordinary lives, until one singular sensation of circumstance conspired with fate to make them UNSUNG HEROES OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH. When a liberal Supreme Court justice retired in 1998, Pres. Jed H. W. Bartlet and his staff thought this was the perfect opportunity to increase approval ratings with a politically […]

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Texas lawmakers focus on Latinos with poll tax, redistricting

by María Purísima July 15, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) The Republican-controlled Texas legislature (photo) has wasted no time in exploiting last month’s Supreme Court ruling that gutted the Voting Rights Act: The lawmakers have passed a draconian redistricting scheme and enacted new voter registration requirements that many liken to a poll tax. SB17, nicknamed “The Liberty Forever Bill,” mandates a […]

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Don’t ask, don’t yell: Al Madrigal gets gay married (video)

by JERRY MAYA June 27, 2013 El Now
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We were as surprised as Mrs. Madrigal, but here it is on TV, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart but really John Oliver. Al Madrigal got gay married — after all, it’s the law! [Disclosure: For probation purposes, Madrigal is POCHO’s Migrant Editor.]

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Online surge of Constitutional Law, Bible experts slows the Internets

by Comic Saenz June 27, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SILICON VALLEY) The Internets slowed to a virtual crawl yesterday as millions of experts in Constitutional Law and The Holy Bible took to Twitter and Facebook to educate ignorant netizens about the God-hating freedom-attacking Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. “It was definitely a brownout, dude,” according to 18-year-old Jaime “Twitchy” Loftwich, who […]

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California: The Golden + Rainbow + NO H8 State (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 26, 2013 Cartoons
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Supremes dis DOMA, Prop 8: ‘Someday we’ll be together!’ (video)

by Victor Payan June 26, 2013 El Now
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The Supreme Court today said most of the 17-year-old Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and overthrew California’s anti-same-sex marriage Proposition 8.  Thank you, Supremes!

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Affirmative Action is keeping me down! (toon from 2003)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 25, 2013 Cartoons
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I’m not that all that into marriage, but I support marriage equality

by Elise Valderrama March 28, 2013 Cultura
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I was at a party the other night when a group of women asked me how long I’ve been with my boyfriend. Oh boy. I told them six years and braced myself for the onslaught of “WHY AREN’T YOU MARRIED! HE NEEDS TO GIVE YOU A RING! BLABLABLABLA” and so on and so forth. As […]

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Pocho Ocho reasons equality is here to stay

by Especial Correspondents March 27, 2013 El Now
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The Supremes are all about the gays and we say My my hey hey! Equality is here to stay! Here are the pocho ocho reasons why: 8. Mom, Dad: I was born this guey! 7. I want to hold your hand 6. It’s a lucrative business opportunity

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Unsung Heroes of Hispanic Heritage Month: Jed Bartlet

by HOWARD ZUNI October 9, 2012 Cultura
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They were ordinary people living ordinary lives, until one singular sensation of circumstance conspired with fate to make them UNSUNG HEROES OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH. When a liberal Supreme Court justice retired in 1998, Pres. Jed Bartlet and his staff thought this was the perfect opportunity to increase approval ratings with a politically “safe” nominee, […]

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Happy July 4, fashionistas! May I see your papers, please?

by Yuppie Chicana July 2, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from ARIZONA) For fashionistas, this July 4 holiday season is less about parades and barbecues and more about flashing your passport, if you have one. The new patriotic papers fashion flair follows the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold the “show me your papers” provisions of SB1070. And now everybody wants those papers. […]

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Supreme Court’s decision means health care for all (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA July 2, 2012 Cartoons
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Ñewsweek: SCOTUS, SB1070, AZ, Obamacare and Mexican Mitt

by Comic Saenz July 1, 2012 El Now
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GOP nominee wannabe Mexican Mitt Romney led off the chorus of this week’s reactioneers after the SCOTUS decisions on SB1070 and Obamacare. “We need to implement Labambacare for all Hispanics pronto!” he wrote in a special guest editorial. Some Arizonans like the SB1070 decision — we have their reactions — but Chicago Congressman Luis Gutierrez […]

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Captain Pocho vs the Red Skull, wicked witch of the Southwest (toon)

by Gabriel Tellez Jr. June 29, 2012 Cartoons
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Captain Pocho vs the Red Skull (aka Jan Brewer) Just thought I’d draw something for POCHO regarding the SB1070 ruling for this Fourth of July weekend. As a Chicano comic book nerd and artist, this is the best way for me to strike back against the Wicked Witch of the Southwest. Gabriel Tellez Jr. is the vato […]

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Mexican Mitt Romney: Latinos need Labambacare, pronto!

by MEXICAN MITT ROMNEY June 28, 2012 El Now
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This is a terrible day for illness and disease. Obamacare being upheld by those activist judges at the Supremes Court is making me sicker than the time I tried McDonald’s experimental “Birria Burger.” Thank God it was Available for a Limited Time Only. The Republican Party is the only party looking out for disease! Diseases […]

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Stop Juan Crow! We will not comply (SB1070)

by FAVIANNA RODRIGUEZ June 26, 2012 Cartoons
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No justice! No papers! Cartoon by Favianna Rodriguez. Used by permssion.

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Random sampling of Arizonans elated by SCOTUS SB1070 ruling

by Lalo Alcaraz June 25, 2012 El Now
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Some Arizonans were elated that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that one key part of SB1070 is constitutional at the same time three other portions were overturned in today’s 5-3 opinion. The part ruled constitutional requires an officer to make a reasonable attempt to determine the immigration status of a person stopped, detained or […]

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Justice Sotomayor: Tea, justice and Spanglish on Sesame Street

by Comic Saenz February 8, 2012 Cultura
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New Sesame Street video features Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor serving up Spanglish, tea, and justice in the case of Goldilocks v. Bear. Actually, it’s cafecito, but ‘tea’ makes the headline fit.

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