Foglesong’s instincts and talents for explaining why events and lives unfold as they do have never been more compelling than in this account of Martinez.
Immigrant Prince: Mel Martinez and the American Dream
Recounts the American and Florida dream story of Mel Martinez, who came to the U.S. as a teenage refugee from Castro’s Cuba and rose to become the nation’s first Cuban-born U.S. senator. Told in the context of the rising political power of U.S. Hispanics, the changing role of religion in American politics, and the bitter struggle over immigration reform.
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The following article by Richard Foglesong was published in the Opinion Section of the Orlando Sentinel on Friday, July 29, 2011: Democrats should worry about a primary battle between Val Demings and Alan Grayson if both stay in the race for the District 8...
Dear Ms. Anthony, I personally want to thank you for capturing so much media attention in the past several months. Your pain has been my gain, so to speak. Since I became governor of this great state, the liberal news media has been picking me apart. About the only...
Recently I heard Chris Matthews complain on his Hardball program about the anti-Obama rhetoric of Republican presidential hopefuls. “They need to come to their convention in Tampa and say, ‘I disagree with Pres. Obama on the economy, the deficit, and...
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