James E. Garcia

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James E. Garcia

Opinion: Has Trumpism mortally wounded our democracy?

Has Trumpism mortally wounded our democracy? I hope not. Our system has lasted 240 years, and I’d like to think we have a few more good centuries in us.
2 years ago
James E. Garcia

Opinion: After Soleimani, who can’t President Trump kill?

The debate over whether Donald Trump was justified in killing Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani has James Garcia wondering: Is there anyone the president can’t kill with impunity?
2 years ago
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James E. Garcia

Opinion: Making propaganda great again

The truth is Americans have always had to navigate, or swallow, a certain measure of government propaganda. Growing up, I thought we were better than that. Turns out sometimes we’re not.
3 years ago
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James E. Garcia

Opinion: The weight of history — and Congress — will judge Trump harshly

Trump deserves to be impeached by the House, convicted and expelled from office by the Senate and judged harshly by the weight of history.
3 years ago
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Opinion: The latest Democratic debate clarified why Trump will lose

The election of any of the Democrats who participated in last week's debate would go a long way to restoring the Office of the President, James Garcia says.
3 years ago
President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he visits the El Paso Regional Communications Center ...
James E. Garcia

Opinion: ‘Tell him not to come here’

Veronica Escobar said someone wounded in El Paso took her by the arm during a hospital visit and said, referring to Donald Trump, “Tell him not to come here.”
3 years ago
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James E. Garcia

Opinion: Puerto Rican lives matter

James Garcia explains why he thinks Americans should care about the resignation of the Puerto Rican governor and the protests leading up to it.
3 years ago
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James E. Garcia

Opinion: Torture by any other name

The horrifying and sickening treatment of child migrants and their families at the U.S.-Mexico border at the hands of at least some federal immigration and customs officials has been called “state-sanctioned child abuse.”
3 years ago
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James E. Garcia

Opinion: Could Trump drown someone on the border and still keep votes?

President Trump’s increasingly hardline immigration agenda is to blame for the deaths of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 2-year-old daughter, Valeria.
3 years ago
James E. Garcia

Opinion: Trump’s tariff threat is a dumb way to extort Mexico

President Donald Trump’s tariff threat is a dumb way to extort Mexico and violate the sovereignty of one of America's closest allies.
3 years ago
Betty Guardado and Carlos Garcia, new Phoenix City Council members. (City of Phoenix Photos)...
James E. Garcia

Opinion: Arizona’s Latino political surge evokes history lesson

The growing trend in recent years of Latinos in Arizona and nationwide getting elected to public office may not be la reconquista, but it's a start.
3 years ago
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, Oct. 10, 201...
James E. Garcia

Garcia: GOP is in a Trump meltdown and has no one to blame but themselves

Amid the cesspool that has become Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the GOP is in the midst of a nuclear meltdown and has no one to blame but itself.
6 years ago
Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. ...
James E. Garcia

Garcia: Mike Pence, Tim Kaine each did their jobs during debate

As far as doing their jobs, both Tim Kaine and Mike Pence did what they needed to do during Tuesday's vice presidential debate.
6 years ago