Language Politics

Allan on August 31st, 2019

The growth of the Hispanic population in the United States has been much-discussed in the media. Are Hispanics assimilating? Are they becoming Americans? Do they have the same interests as other Americans? Those are more controversial questions, and are questions that one can get into trouble for asking. And yet, they should be asked, and […]

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Google Translate has its uses, but it’s not good for beginning Spanish students. It now appears that Democratic party presidential campaigns have been using Google Translate a lot to produce their Spanish-language websites.  A Politico article discusses this. For the entire blog entry, click here. Blog entry by Allan Wall, published April 10th, 2019, on […]

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President Trump delivered the 2019 State of the Union address, and Stacey Abrams delivered the Democratic response. Well, the English-language Democratic response. There was also a Spanish-language Democratic response, although technically it wasn’t a “response” as it was released before Trump even spoke.   But no matter, we already know the Democrats are against Trump. But […]

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The Florida Senate Race pits Governor Rick Scott against incumbent Senator Bill Nelson. It looks close. Both candidates run advertising in Spanish, including advertising with no equivalent in English.   Is this good? Shouldn’t Florida’s English-speaking majority know what is being said in Spanish? For the entire article, click here. Article by Allan Wall, published September […]

Continue reading about In Florida Senatorial Race, Both Candidates (Nelson and Scott) Advertising in Spanish

A federal judge has declared that 32 more counties in Florida “need” to have sample ballots in Spanish, thanks to the influx of Puerto Ricans in that state. For the entire blog entry, click here. Blog entry by Allan Wall, published September 9th, 2018, on VDARE.COM.

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The latest installment of Said in Spanish, with three topics: 1. La Opinión  warns illegal aliens, tells them how to avoid their chance of being detained. 2. Mexico’s Excelsior on Spanish in the U.S. 3. From the Costa Rican media, Costa Ricans vs. Nicaraguan immigrants. For the entire article, click here. Article by Allan Wall, […]

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Univision, a U.S. Spanish-language media outlet, recently ran an article entitled 7 Argumentos Infalibles Que Puedes Usar Si Alguien Te Agrede Por Hablar Español en EEUU, which for you non-Spanish readers, translates to Seven Infallible Arguments You Can Use if Someone Attacks Your For Speaking Spanish In The United States. So what are the “seven […]

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The recent death of Sergio Bendixen (rest in peace) was the occasion to review how political polling in languages other than English has arisen. But hey, shouldn’t  American voters speak and understand  English? For the entire blog entry, click  here. Blog entry by Allan Wall, published August 7th, 2017, on VDARE.COM.

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President Trump delivered a speech to Congress and the American people on February 28th.  The Democratic Party responded with two speeches – one in English and one in Spanish. The Spanish-language speech was delivered by a non-citizen, Astrid Silva, an illegal alien afforded provisional amnesty by Obama’s unilateral DACA (DREAMer) amnesty. So think about it, […]

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The importance of the Hispanic Vote and of using the Spanish language in political campaigns became conventional wisdom in U.S. politics. But in his recent election victory, Donald Trump won with a campaign that did not produce campaign ads in Spanish and didn’t even have a Spanish-language section on the campaign website. Nevertheless, Trump appears […]

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