Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

A crisis is a terrible opportunity to waste

A crisis is a terrible opportunity to waste

We are still recovering from the March madness. President Obama’s remarks at the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), to which he referred to as the “most sweeping economic recovery package in our history,” brought hope to some and awoken skepticism in others. Speculation continues on whether or not the bailout will […]

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Cyber braceros anyone?

Cyber braceros anyone?

Forget the dark and somber scenario portrayed in the film A Day Without a Mexican or Sheriff Joe busting into candle factories or Mesa City Hall. According to a press release distributed by PR Newswire-Hispanic PR Wire, a California- based company is launching “Cybracero Systems” as an innovative solution to the high cost of conducting […]

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GOP illegal immigration stance scares away Latino voters

GOP illegal immigration stance scares away Latino voters

If the Republican Party really is turning to Rush Limbaugh for direction, it might want to switch to light jazz when it comes to the topic of illegal immigration. The hard-line GOP and talk radio stance of “deport ’em all” is driving away Hispanic voters by the droves. The Washington Times reports that “at a […]

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How about child care subsidies for the middle class?

Hoping to put a human face – that of children, naturally – on a state grappling with numbers, Democratic State Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor of Phoenix called for a rally at the Capitol in her effort to shame Arizona into reversing its budget cuts to childcare subsidies for low-income families. “Childcare is the single most […]

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Hall of Shame: an e-mail from Sen. Linda Gray

Hall of Shame: an e-mail from Sen. Linda Gray

This is what State Senator Linda Gray believes – according to her Web site – to be Republican values:  “I BELIEVE the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored. … I BELIEVE the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest […]

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The world is flat, when it comes to taxes…

The world is flat, when it comes to taxes…

With apologies to Hamlet: To raise taxes or not to raise taxes, that is the question. Or is it? According to the Goldwater Institute, the question we should be asking in Arizona is how we determine state taxes in the first place. In its study, “How to Restructure Arizona’s Tax Code: A Smarter, Flatter Tax […]

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Just repeat after me: I am happy

Just repeat after me: I am happy

Are you happy yet?

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It’s OK to wig out

It’s OK to wig out

Anna Marie Gutierrez thinks it’s okay to “wig out” once in a while, as long as she has a hand in it. The 30-something entrepreneur has been peddling wigs online at shopdevious.com for more than 10 years and recently opened Devious Wigs & Things, a funky boutique on Grand Avenue next to the historic Bragg’s […]

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Babaluca: Como pan dulce

Babaluca: Como pan dulce

When Carla Morrison was a little girl, she would occasionally have blank moments, or “duh” moments or as she describes them. Invariably, the word “babaluca” would pop into her head, which she would write in her diary hoping that one day she would have use for this otherwise nonsensical word that had a ring to […]

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The power of stories

The power of stories

Cuando…we remember when… Around the kitchen table, campfire, or other circle, stories arouse feelings of nostalgia and a sense of belonging. Ensuing peals of laughter and tears fuel the memory of yet another story. Why are stories so powerful? Stories serve as bridges to understanding; they connect us to our own history and to that […]

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