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Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Ruben Navarrette Jr. is a member of the editorial board of the San Diego Union Tribune, a nationally syndicated columnist, a frequent lecturer, and a regular contributor to CNN.com.
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Obama Can’t Keep Skirting Immigration Issue

Friday, March 26th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

At least Republicans have been brave enough to tangle with immigration for the last quarter century.

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It’s Time for Republicans to Up Their Game

Monday, March 15th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Although they’d like to harness the enthusiasm for the tea party movement to help them win elections, they really don’t connect with that crowd.

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Will Obama Still Be Blaming Bush in 2012? Bet on It

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

As long as Obama keeps running against the former president, Americans can be forgiven for not being passionate about the current one.

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Illegal Aliens Are Not Criminals

Sunday, February 21st, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Believe it or not, the mere act of being in the country illegally isn’t a crime.

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The Immigration Debate Cries Out for Honesty

Monday, February 8th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

It's time for both sides to admit some hard truths.

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How Obama Can Win Friends and Influence People

Monday, January 25th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Mr. President, what we have here is not a failure to communicate.

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Conservatives Should Give PC-Pushing Liberals a Taste of Their Own Medicine

Monday, January 18th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

It's been frustrating to watch how resistant some conservatives are to even say the word “racist” when criticizing Reid or Clinton.

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The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Debate Immigration

Monday, January 11th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

When Americans give the topic of immigration the respect it deserves, we can gain insight, perspective, and perhaps even empathy.

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Obama’s Latest Play for Latinos Lacks True Leadership

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

A new year, a new ploy to trap Republicans.

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Time For Latinos to Stand Against Illegal Immigration

Monday, December 28th, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

And it's up to the rest of us to give them the benefit of the doubt and stop assuming that their loyalties lie elsewhere.

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Obama Isn’t a Champion for Immigration Reform

Monday, December 14th, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

The president's liberal supporters shouldn't pretend otherwise.

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Lou Dobbs Turns Over a New Leaf with Latinos

Friday, November 27th, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

The former CNN anchor — formerly hostile to Hispanics — is now trying to convince them that he's really one of their amigos.

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Gutierrez Immigration Bill: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Saturday, November 21st, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

The Chicago congressman's plan isn't perfect, but it's a starting point for a conversation about the issue of comprehensive reform.

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Why Conservatives Should Applaud Obama’s Efforts at Education Reform

Monday, November 16th, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

The president deserves support because he’s making all the right enemies.

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Sheriff Joe, Immigration, and the Perils of Celebrity

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

The Arizona sheriff sees himself as a one-man task force charged with stopping an invasion of dishwashers, landscapers, and nannies, many of whom work for the same folks who voted for him.

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Census Controversies and the Illegal Immigration Debate

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Latino groups are concerned that the 2010 census will undercount undocumented workers.

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Let’s Face It: Many Americans Oppose All Immigration

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

The argument that opposition to immigration is only concerned with those who arrive illegally is a myth.

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Workplace Immigration Raids Not a Cure-All

Monday, October 12th, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Experience shows that even though such crackdowns are necessary, they often cause more problems than they solve.

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Racism a Reality in Immigration Reform Debate

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

There's no getting away from the fact that some opponents of immigration reform have racist attitudes toward newcomers.

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Is Calderon Giving In to the Drug Lords?

Monday, September 21st, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Mexico's president signed a bill legalizing the possession of small amounts of drugs. Is this appeasement?

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With Friends Like Maureen Dowd, Obama Doesn’t Need Enemies

Sunday, September 13th, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

By making excuses for his missteps and slandering his opponents as racists, the president's cheerleaders don't help him; they hurt him.

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Wanted: An Intelligent Debate Over Immigration Reform

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

This time around, it would be better if we had less posturing and more compromise and flexibility.

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Mexican Drug Cartels Now in the Oil Business

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

They are smart, ruthless, adaptive, and deadly. And it will take both the U.S. and Mexico to defeat them.

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The GOP’s Hispanic Problem

Monday, August 24th, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Republicans would do well to avoid feeding the narrative that they are anti-Hispanic.

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What Professor Gates Won’t Learn at Harvard about Black America

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Black Americans were disappointed that Gates didn't do more with his 15 minutes than drink a beer.

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