How Do U.S. Textbooks Portray Puerto Rico?

In 1983, the Coalition for Human and Civil Right Advocates studied the portrayal of Puerto Rico in U.S. textbooks and found that: The authors of these textbooks, both old and new, appear to have read exactly the same sources and books. Their accounts, offering minimal and generally misleading information, are virtually identical in every case. And in… Read more »

CRS Report Prepares Congress for Plebiscite

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released a new report about the upcoming plebiscite vote in preparation for questions Members of Congress are likely to have as Election Day draws near.  The CRS is the research arm of Congress, and the release of this particular report indicates that plebiscite results will be considered by Members of… Read more »

U.S. English Poll Shows Bias

The group U.S. English has released a poll showing that more than half of Puerto Ricans would vote for statehood if there were a yes/no vote on the question.

Fairness for Puerto Rico and the “47%” (Part II)

We posted an earlier article noting the unfairness of denying Puerto Ricans billions of federal dollars under the premise that Puerto Ricans alone do not pay federal income tax when, in truth, roughly half of the U.S. population is similarly situated. But that is only one part of the story. 

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Blocked

A Pennsylvania judge has ordered state officials not to enforce the commonwealth’s new voter ID law in the upcoming election.  As a result, Pennsylvania voters will no longer have to produce a photo ID in order to cast a ballot this November.

Fairness for Puerto Rico and the “47%”

“There are forty-seven percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what….These are people who pay no income tax,” said Mitt Romney at a now well-known fundraising event. The quote became fodder for television newscasts and Obama campaign commercials. Many Americans were startled to learn that nearly half of all U.S. households… Read more »

Alaska’s Long Struggle for Statehood

Alaska endured a long struggle for statehood from the time legislation was first introduced in Congress in 1916 until January 3, 1959, when it became the 49th State.