It has become commonplace for news outlets to talk about Greece and Puerto Rico together. Sometimes they compare Greece and Puerto Rico as examples of… Read More »Pierluisi: Comparison to Greece is Inapt, Puerto Rico Must Become a State to be Treated Equally
A blog post entitled “The Perfect Human is Puerto Rican” in the normally staid blog, “Bits of DNA,” which provides “Reviews and Commentary on Computational Biology,” has… Read More »The ‘Perfect Human’ Is a Puerto Rican Woman
Federal legislation to authorize a plebiscite in Puerto Rico on statehood, on nationhood, or on both — but not on “Commonwealth” — was signed into… Read More »Plebiscite on Statehood, Nationhood, or Both, Not “Commonwealth,” Now U.S. Law
On July 25, Puerto Rico observes the anniversary of its local self-government. On that day in 1952, Governor Luis Muñoz Marin formally proclaimed a Constitution for the island,… Read More »The 1952 Puerto Rico Constitution: A New “Commonwealth” in Name Only
Unequal treatment of Puerto Rico under federal law has frequently been justified on the grounds that Puerto Ricans do not pay federal income tax on… Read More »The Federal Income Taxes Puerto Ricans Pay
Trick question. Puerto Rico is already a part of the United States in the sense that it belongs to the United States. The question is… Read More »Should Puerto Rico Be Part of the United States?