Gabe Ortíz
Gabe Ortíz is a San Francisco-based writer. He has contributed to the Mission's bilingual newspaper "El Tecolote," and the political blogs AMERICAblog, AMERICAblog Gay, and Veracity Stew. He's also a Stevie Nicks lover and shameless catlady. Follow him on Twitter: @Tusk81.

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Why do GOP presidents hate Israel?

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Republicans always say they love Israel more than Dems, then why do R presidents never visit Israel, and Ds do?
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Romney is still wooing that all-important brown-hating vote, but why?

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Now that the presidency is gone, Romney finally finds an issue he can be consistent on: Latino-bashing.
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Sequester forces Obama to release immigrant detainees, GOP sad

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Republicans, who are desperate for immigration reform to woo back Latino voters, are now opposing reform.
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CPAC invites gun nut Wayne LaPierre, but bans conservative gay group

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CPAC has made clear that there’s no still no room at the GOP Inn for anyone who’s out.
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“How to talk Mexican,” a primer for Republicans

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A 2nd GOP sensitivity-training memo on how to talk about immigration without insulting Latinos has been found.
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Right-wing infighting overshadows new bipartisan immigration reform plan

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A bipartisan group of 8 Democratic and Republican senators unveiled a framework for immigration reform.
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“Gun Appreciation Day” brings out the Sandy Hook hoax crowd

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Gun appreciationists on Sandy Hook: “tht was a conspiracy so the gov’t can hve a reason to unarm Americans.”
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Obama approves deferred action applications of 154,000 DREAM Act kids

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This is incredible news following President Obama’s pledge to pass comprehensive immigration reform this year.
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Marco Rubio’s new immigration plan based on anti-Latino myths

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Rubio’s latest DREAM Act version has ballooned in its extremism following Obama’s huge Latino election turnout.
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Will gay marriage destroy America as we know it?

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Now that gay Mainers are marrying, the nation’s traditional values are destined for extinction.
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