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Published: 12/16/10

Carlos Eire: Cuban-American Discusses 'Learning to Die in Miami'

By  Matt Lewis - Politics Daily
Carlos Eire: Cuban-American Discusses 'Learning to Die in Miami'

Carlos Eire, a professor of history and religious studies at Yale University and author of the National Book Award-winning memoir "Waiting for Snow in Havana," is on our podcast today, discussing his new book, "Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy." The book recounts operation "Pedro Pan," a 1960-62 airlift that uprooted Cuban children (including 11-year-old Eire), allowing them to escape the Castro regime and come to the United States. Eire discussed his difficult journey, as well as his continued disdain for Castro (and for those in America who have canonized him). He...

Published: 11/29/10

Why the Next Republican VP Nominee Will Likely Be Hispanic

By  Matt Lewis - Politics Daily
Why the Next Republican VP Nominee Will Likely Be Hispanic

Pencil it in: The next GOP vice presidential nominee will be Hispanic. That's my prediction, at least. There are primarily two reasons for this. First, of course, is math: Hispanics represent a growing percentage of the voting population, and there is reason to believe they are "winnable" for Republicans. As Texas Rep. Lamar Smith recently wrote in The Washington Post, Exit polls reported by CNN . . . reveal that a historically robust 38 percent of Hispanic voters cast ballots for House Republican candidates in 2010 -- more than in 2006 (30 percent) and 2008 (29 percent). In fact, since...

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