Conservatives love to say that they revere history -- but by definition, they also are unlikely to learn from it. Over and over again, progressives lead humanity past historic milestones, while conservatives deny the actuality. It simply is in their nature to refuse to acknowledge realities that conflict with their unbending views. This is especially likely if the new precedent was established by someone unlike themselves. Read More
Doris writes a weekly column for LaGaceta, the nation's only trilingual newspaper, which has pages in English, Spanish, and Italian. Begun in 1922 for Tampa's immigrant community, it continues to thrive more than a century later. Her column is titled "In Context," as it aims to put contemporary issues in the context of the past.
February 1, 2013
“Do the math” is a favorite conservative phrase, particularly popular when objecting to spending money for public good. Let me encourage everyone to do the math in regard to the president’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour. Read More