Trumping His Way to the Presidency

As Joshua Pinho pointed out in a recent post, Donald Trump has surged to the top of several presidential polls recently.  But not everything has been going well for the famous blonde magnate.  After his official announcement, Trump has also reached the highest spot in the “most-hated-personality” list of several media companies (i.e., Univision, NBC, Televisa) and of some Hispanic organizations.  These companies’ reaction has been to cut professional and business ties with Trump after he stated in his announcement speech: The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. Thank you. It’s true, and these are the

Jeb Bush, the Social Conservative

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush made his presence felt at the Faith and Freedom Coalition meeting in Washington D.C. last week, where a handful of presidential hopefuls intended to make a splash with their speeches.  While Politico’s reporting on the event highlighted Ted Cruz’s impressive reception with the conservative crowd, it was probably Bush’s speech that surprised the most given that many have been ‘preaching’ everywhere about his supposed lack of support among conservative audiences. Contrary to those expecting a lack of support with crowds like the one gathered at the Faith and Freedom meeting, Bush connected very well with

Pelosi is Not the Pope: Rubio is Right on Marriage

In a recent interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Marco Rubio took a firm stance on his views on same-sex marriage. Rubio expressed his opposition to same-sex marriage and contended that there is a clear and present danger to Christians who defend traditional marriage based on their faith since those behind the same-sex marriage rhetoric nowadays refer to traditional marriage supporters as homophobes and characterize those beliefs as hate speech: “After they [same-sex marriage supporters] are done going after individuals, the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the catechism of the Catholic Church, is hate

Which GOP Candidate Makes Sense on Immigration?

Presidential candidates from both sides of the political spectrum have been taking on a very busy agenda these past few weeks, and as expected, the immigration issue is taking over the discussion. It started with Hillary Clinton’s “policy speech” at a school library in Nevada last week in which she said she was for a path to full and equal citizenship for all undocumented immigrants.  Then, Jeb Bush gave a TV interview Monday on Fox News’ “The Kelly File”, in which he clarified he is for an immigration reform proposal that allows for a path to legal status for undocumented