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Politics: Texas GOP moves to win over Latino vote

May 3, 2011 - By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas ObserverFor at least a decade, Texas Democrats have waited for the state's emerging Latino majority to boost them back to power. Hispanics are now 38 percent of Texas' population and growing. While historically the state's Hispanic voter turnout has been dismal--Latinos comprised between 16 and 18 percent of the vote in recent elections--most everyone in Texas politics believed it was just a matter of time before those turnout numbers increased. And

VOICES: Georgia, meet your future

By Kung Li
March 31, 2011 - What happens when the country's largest Legislative Black Caucus comes face to face with nine thousand immigrants -- many of them declaring themselves as undocumented -- chanting aqui estamos, y no nos vamos! (we are here, and we're not leaving!)? Love. Or a mad crush, at least.