Roberto Rodriguez

Roberto Rodriguez, a professor at the University of Arizona and a member of the Mexican American Studies Community Advisory Board, can be reached at: XColumn@gmail.com

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Sotomayor Falls in Journalism's Blind Spot
The president's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court has come during a most awkward time in the history of U.S. journalism, which many analysts claim is in serious decline, if not on life support. What her nomination clearly shows us is that what this nation needs is more incisive journalism, not less. Yet, to be sure, the rise of right-wing media, which include FOX News and virtually all the known right-wing radio talk show hosts, is the antithesis of journalism.
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Monday, May 18, 2009
War & Torture: Subterfuge and the Science of Repeating Lies
It is apparent that regardless of who is in power, conservative ideals are firmly entrenched not simply in the American psyche, but are an integral part of U.S. policies. One could blame liberals for not having a backbone when combating conservatives, but chances are that the real reason may be even more onerous; one likely explanation is governmental psychological warfare.
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Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Fear and Hate Policies Along the Border: R.I.P.
For those who favor militarization and strict border enforcement along the U.S./Mexico border, the Bush era has now become the good old days. Yet, it is not certain that on the issue of immigration, President Obama represents radical change or change at all.
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Thursday, January 08, 2009
Our Nation's Soul Sickness - Part II
Note: Part I of this piece, America's Soul Sickness & Permanent War: Obama's Rude Awakening , was posted on New Year's Day, 2009.
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