• DRM Capitol Group Editor wrote a new diary post: Ten Months of Chasing Romney

    2012-10-04 08:59:20View | Delete

    I’ve shaken Romney’s hand three or four times, recorded a priest being manhandled by a member of his congregation at a demonstration and heard stories of children crossing the desert that they watched adults die in. I went from Romney rally to Romney rally in primary states across the country, hearing what GOP primary voters [...]

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor wrote a new diary post: Gay DREAMers: Undocuqueers

    2012-09-25 10:11:25View | Delete

    ThumbnailAn excerpt from Chasing Romney: How Mitt Romney is Losing the Latino Vote I walked into a room that was filled with some unusual characters.  I saw Marla, a young girl I met when we were both crashing at Caesar’s and an Arizona protest.  Eric was there too, and also Danny, a familiar face from some [...]

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor wrote a new diary post: The DNC’s Latino Theme

    2012-09-12 08:11:28View | Delete

    “Undocumented immigration has slowed, however, the human rights situation has only gotten worse at the border as mom and pop coyotes are replaced by drug cartels looking to expand into new markets as the drug trade becomes more dangerous or less profitable” said the Mexican diplomat.  He continued on to talk about how the DREAMers [...]

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor commented on the diary post Arrests at the DNC by DRM Capitol Group Editor.

    2012-09-06 09:44:20View | Delete

    Yea pretty much, being a white guy from the suburbs of Long Island I’ll say that they just don’t hear the other side’s perspective, though that’s starting to change with larger campaigns and more DREAMers coming out and sharing their stories

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor commented on the diary post Arrests at the DNC by DRM Capitol Group Editor.

    2012-09-05 23:07:42View | Delete

    Heh, it is certainly true that they meant to be arrested and got what they came for, but I’m still strongly on their side of the issue

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor wrote a new diary post: Arrests at the DNC

    2012-09-05 12:58:14View | Delete

    “Education not deportation!  Education not deportation!” was the chant escaping from the protestors and megaphones.  There were protestors in the middle of a four-way intersection, kneeling on a large mural they laid down painted by Fabiana Rodriguez, holding spray-painted signs above their heads that read “undocumented.”  The mural read read “Sin Papeles, Sin Miedo” with [...]

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor wrote a new diary post: Voter Suppression Series Part II: Florida

    2012-09-04 11:18:58View | Delete

    ThumbnailFlorida has had a rough election that hasn’t even started yet, especially for Latino voters. There have already been several overreaches which have been pulled back in Florida, either by the justice system for illegality or by Republicans for marketing purposes to bury the public outrage in the news cycle. This does not, however, indicate that [...]

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor commented on the diary post Demonstration Turns Ugly at the RNC by DRM Capitol Group Editor.

    2012-09-01 13:47:35View | Delete

    Heh, thanks for sharing. It’s definitely a bit intimidating when the crowd is against you, more so when you see one of them ready to get physical because, if you win that fight, they all instantly jump in. I’m reminded of how a character in Huck Finn stared down the crowd from a rooftop with [...]

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor commented on the diary post Demonstration Turns Ugly at the RNC by DRM Capitol Group Editor.

    2012-09-01 13:43:44View | Delete

    Thanks dude. I’ll be honest, there are some of my friends that had a different experience on the way out saying that people were nice, while I just had that crazy lady screaming spittle at me

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor commented on the diary post Demonstration Turns Ugly at the RNC by DRM Capitol Group Editor.

    2012-09-01 13:41:31View | Delete

    Hahaha, because he fights crime in a colorful costume?

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor commented on the diary post Demonstration Turns Ugly at the RNC by DRM Capitol Group Editor.

    2012-09-01 13:40:54View | Delete

    Thanks, this was definitely more about a perspective than the usual, more objective political analysis I do

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor commented on the diary post Demonstration Turns Ugly at the RNC by DRM Capitol Group Editor.

    2012-09-01 13:39:47View | Delete

    Thanks for the advice, though I”m not too sure what the “it” is

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor commented on the diary post Demonstration Turns Ugly at the RNC by DRM Capitol Group Editor.

    2012-09-01 13:39:00View | Delete

    Well I’m sorry that you feel that way, however, this was supposed to have a heavy flavoring of character. I have plenty of other, dryer pieces up that are more objective analysis, but he did punch a female friend of mine in the face in front of me, so I decided on a bit more [...]

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor commented on the diary post Demonstration Turns Ugly at the RNC by DRM Capitol Group Editor.

    2012-09-01 13:37:02View | Delete

    and a bit of caligula-ing, the strippers went home rich

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor wrote a new diary post: Demonstration Turns Ugly at the RNC

    2012-08-31 13:12:15View | Delete

    http://youtu.be/HpMYQgNn1bo “USA!!! USA!!!” they chanted at us to drown out our own chants of “DREAM ACT AND FULL EQUALITY!”  The gay priest was at the front of our little group, and a balding man with a red face and sunglasses got within a few inches of his face to scream.  Balding Guy, a member of [...]

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor wrote a new diary post: DREAMers to the RNC

    2012-08-30 08:31:48View | Delete

    There have been many groups that have felt the sting of Republican rhetoric and policy, from the “lazy people” that get hardworking patriot’s money in the form of welfare, to the “parasitic” teacher’s, police and firemen unions, to the women who feel that Republicans are insensitive to rape victims and domestic abuse victims because they [...]

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor wrote a new diary post: Voter Suppression Series: Pennsylvania

    2012-08-29 08:27:30View | Delete

    It is unfortunate that this is what the country offers journalists at the moment, but this is the first of a series of articles dedicated to voter suppression efforts, each focusing on a different swing state.  Pennsylvania is an interesting case, with suppression efforts largely focusing on a stringent new voter ID law.  The laws [...]

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor wrote a new diary post: Paul Ryan for VP?

    2012-08-11 14:17:31View | Delete
    Paul Ryan has been selected for the VP position, thus completing the anti-immigrant ticket for the Republican party. The selection of Paul Ryan, a man who voted against the DREAM Act and has no plan other than deportation for undocumented immigrants, over Marco Rubio, a Latino who was at least working on his own watered-down [...]
  • DRM Capitol Group Editor wrote a new diary post: Details to the New DHS Deportation Policy

    2012-08-03 09:30:26View | Delete

    Today, the administration is discussing the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy, releasing some details to the policy which has been called an “Executive DREAM Act” by many within the immigration community.  While the new policy is agreed upon by all to be a temporary measure, this temporary measure was the only option to [...]

  • DRM Capitol Group Editor wrote a new diary post: DRM Capitol Group in Mississippi

    2012-08-01 09:42:39View | Delete

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    My shirt was sticky with sweat, as were most of the other shirts I spied around me.  This included the shirts of 3 guys with microphone recorders, 3 large professional cameras, 2 smaller amateurish cameras and no less than 2 pretty women with microphones, heels digging deep into the dirt, being followed around by a [...]
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