Category: Local Politics

RNHA Interview with Texas Senator Peter Flores
March 4, 2022 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Skyler Blalock

Today the RNHA had the privilege to interview former Texas State Senator Peter “Pete” Flores of Pleasanton, whom represented Senate District 19 from 2018 to 2021. Today, Mr. Flores is running for the newly redistricted 24TH Senate District situated in Central Texas, now containing the city of Pleasanton, and curves West around San Antonio and
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RNHA National Endorses Lee Zedlin
February 21, 2022 Endorsements,Local Politics RNHA Endorsement

The Republican National Hispanic Assembly is proud to endorse Lee Zeldin for Congressman in New York’s 1st District. Lee Zeldin is a staunch Republican with a proven track record in supporting conservative issues in New York. Zeldin grew up in Suffolk County where he developed a natural affinity for public service and a heart for
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Could Biden’s SCOTUS pick be Vice President Kamala Harris?
February 16, 2022 Constitution,Latest,Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Alexander Carmenaty

On January 26, 2022, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement. Breyer’s retirement allows President Joe Biden to replace him with a liberal justice. SCOTUS currently has a 6-3 conservative majority. President Biden has promised to replace Breyer with a black woman. Biden’s choice will be the first woman of color Supreme Court Justice,
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UnMasking Kids is Right
February 11, 2022 Local Politics,Op-Ed,RNHA News Articles Natalie Beisner

Two weeks ago, during a press conference, New York Governor Kathy Hochul was asked “whether the state has a particular number [for removing the statewide mask mandate]–whether that be test positivity rates or hospitalization rates,” or whether the state was “playing it by ear.” Hochul insisted it was not the latter, that the state would
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Unvaccinated Tennis Star denied entry into Australia
February 7, 2022 Latest,Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Alexander Carmenaty

COVID-19 Vaccine mandates in international sports: Unvaccinated Tennis Star denied entry into Australia despite the exemption. To begin the new year, the Australian Open is the first major tennis tournament of the Grand Slam season. With four grand slams tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open) being played every calendar year, the Australian
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Teen Suicide Skyrockets during the Covid Lockdowns
January 30, 2022 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Robert Cross

According to an article by Very Well Mind,  the American College Health Association reported that suicide rates tripled since 1950 among students ages 15-24. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) states that the 10th leading cause of death in the United States of America is suicide. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide claimed 47,500 lives in
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The SCOTUS Commission Report
January 17, 2022 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Skyler Blalock

Last April the RNHA covered the Biden administration’s pronouncement of their Commission on the Supreme Court (Commission); a campaign promise meant to address the Court reform debate following the polarizing confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. This Commission identified, where possible, recommendations to improving the institutional functionality and public perception of the high Court. The
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Joe Manchin kills Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda
January 2, 2022 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Alexander Carmenaty

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) after months of contemplating whether he would support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act, Machin officially announced he will not the support the plan while on Fox News. This conclusion ends the negotiations on Bidens’ proposed legislation. The Build Back Better agenda is a massive social spending bill that he has
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Justice Gorsuch & Originalism
December 23, 2021 Local Politics,Op-Ed,RNHA News Articles Skyler Blalock

The topic of originalism as a judicial philosophy blossomed during the political foray which was the confirmation battle of Republican Senators to appoint 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to fill the seat of the late Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia, in 2017. Oftentimes, Senate Democrats will opine on
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A Decline in Marijuana Use by Students in 2021
December 22, 2021 Latest,Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Robert Cross

A recent trend in research shows students marijuana use decreased in the United States, since the early 2000s. In 2016, teen marijuana use went from 47% in the 1970s to 44%. According to the CDC, in 2019 the percent of students that reported marijuana use dropped to 37% with 225 still using marijuana in the
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