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Memo to both political parties: Americans are sick of extremism | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR

What the world of politics needs is a lot less nonsense and a little more nuance. And that goes double for the universe of political…

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Biden promised a more humane immigration policy. We’re still waiting. | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR.

Too many politicians have it in their nature to lie, manipulate and disappoint. As the consummate politician, President Joe Biden is exceptionally skilled at all…

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How can Abbott serve all of America? | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR

Gov. Greg Abbott made a mess of Texas. Now his ego — which is the size of, well, you know what — seems to be…

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Disastrous police response to Uvalde massacre is coming to light | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR.

Here’s a riddle: How many local, state and federal law enforcement officers does it take to screw up the response to a deadly mass shooting…

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Jill Biden’s comments comparing Latinos to tacos left a bad taste | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR.

Having sampled the media coverage about first lady Jill Biden’s tempest in a taco, I didn’t find any of it very filling. It’s going to…

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For Biden, Supreme Court’s decision on ‘Remain in Mexico’ is a huge loss | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR.

For the Biden administration, immigration policy is all about deceit and deflection. A good day is when the courts stop officials at the White House…

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Let’s stop criticizing America and count our blessings | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR

The many blessings of being an American are often wasted on Americans. As another Fourth of July has passed, I believe our country’s critics —…

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Latinos are leaving the Democrats. What does abortion have to do with it? Not much. | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR.

Being Mexican American is hard work. Cast as Abraham Quintanilla, father of Tejano music singer Selena Quintanilla in the 1997 film “Selena,” Edward James Olmos…

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The GOP has an exciting new superpower: Latina Republicans | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR.

For the most part, Mayra Flores doesn’t have Democrats’ support. But the Republican sure has their number. The newly sworn-in Latina congresswoman — who represents…

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The abortion debate lives at the extremes; most Americans are in the center | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR

I asked my daughters, 12 and 17, if men should keep our mouths shut about abortion because we can’t get pregnant. I had barely gotten…

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