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?
Mitt Romney

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.

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.
call me

“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.
Marco Rubio lying again about Cuba

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.
Rick Perry

Let the South secede

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If Texas wants to go, let it — but make sure it pays us back the billions it took from us first.
Hurricane Superstorm Sandy over America

NYT burns Romney for saying he’d close FEMA, Ryan for trying to gut it

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“Those in Hurricane Sandy’s path are fortunate that, for now, that ideology has not replaced sound policy.”

Majority of Latinos now favor gay marriage

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Support for same-sex marriage among Latinos rose 21 points in just six years, and 18 points in three years.
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