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V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012

politics

Is New Mexico still a swing state?

Presidential politics were likely not on the minds of New Mexico voters during the primaries on Tuesday. There was no question as to whether Mitt Romney and President Obama would be the major party candidates on the ballot in November. But the general election cycle has begun. At this point, the outlook for the typically competitive and evenly divided state appears surprisingly one-sided.

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V.19 No.38 |
una  loba con piel de cordero
una loba con piel de cordero

politics

Susana MartinezUna Loba ...

... con piel de cordero

Susana Martinez, una loba con piel de cordero, a wolf in sheep’s clothing

Something's very creepy about next month’s race for governor. There’s also something scary about the Susana Martinez message; her campaign speeches sound like tea party noise. And something is wrong with her sudden rise to power. Why is Martinez the nominee? Republicans have no substantive platform to offer the majority of New Mexicans. Therefore, their desperate strategy was to import a Hispanic from El Paso, Texas, hoping New Mexicans will base their vote on skin color more than policy issues. The scary thing is that this primitive strategy may work.

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V.19 No.27 | 7/8/2010

News Feature

Recession and Race

Economist says job losses have been hard on the state’s Hispanics

In the summer of 2006, New Mexico economist Gerry Bradley and his colleagues were baffled by housing construction data. “Too many houses were being built. We’d never seen anything like it," he says. “It looked like something that wasn’t going to continue.”

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