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By Any Other Name Lacks Respect May. 09, 2021

My So-Called Millennial Life

When he responded to my call with a deep, slow hello, it sounded like I roused him from sleep. I blu... Read More

While We're Still on the Same Planet Dec. 27, 2020

My So-Called Millennial Life

There will be plenty of empty seats during Christmas this year. It's not just the overwhelming numbe... Read More

Survival Skills Rise From a Wisconsin Girl's Roots May. 06, 2020

Jamie Stiehm

You may see me as a Washingtonian journalist, but there's a Wisconsin girl more than skin deep. Faci... Read More

Which Food Future Will You Choose? Nov. 27, 2019

Jim Hightower

It's time to talk turkey! No, not the Butterball sitting in the Oval Office. I'm talking about the r... Read More

DNA Results Oct. 05, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

I am American. I know where my grandparents were from, given that they either immigrated to America ... Read More

Classic Ann Landers Jan. 13, 2019

Classic Ann Landers

Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to pub... Read More

No One's Perfect Oct. 18, 2018

Susan Estrich

As someone who has been trying to get a woman on the ticket since 1984, I'm glad that the Democratic... Read More

Luck of the Irish Mar. 16, 2018

Linda Chavez

Green has never been my favorite color, but I happily wore it each March 17 growing up. Attending Ca... Read More

Proud to Be a Veteran, Anyway Nov. 12, 2015

Ray Hanania

One of the smartest things I did was to enlist in the military back in 1973. My draft number was in ... Read More

Finding Dad in a Museum Aug. 18, 2015

Miguel Perez

There I was, on my Great Hispanic American History Tour, visiting yet one more gallery where our her... Read More

Searching for Not-So-Hidden Hispanic Heritage in Washington, DC Apr. 21, 2015

Miguel Perez

When we go to our nation's capital, mostly as tourists trying to make time to cover all the major at... Read More

Irish Eyes -- Not Always Smiling Mar. 07, 2015

Mark Shields

There was a lot more drinking in Washington, D.C., before May 15, 1978. That was the date, as of thi... Read More

Under a Utah Lake, Hispanic Heritage Lives Dec. 09, 2014

Miguel Perez

Back in 1776, while 13 British colonies were becoming an independent nation on the eastern side of N... Read More

'Tucson' Is a Spanish Adaptation Dec. 02, 2014

Miguel Perez

Long before southern Arizona was part of the United States and long before it was part of Mexico, ba... Read More

The First Thanksgiving in the (Southwest) United States Sep. 16, 2014

Miguel Perez

When you get to San Elizario, Texas, in a part of the country that bears little resemblance to Plymo... Read More

A Hidden Latina Role Model Sep. 02, 2014

Miguel Perez

Long after "Remember the Alamo" no longer needed to be used as a battle cry against Mexico, it was u... Read More

The 'Discovery' of Self-Loathing Hispanics Jun. 03, 2014

Miguel Perez

Wherever they went in North America, usually years before any of the other European explorers, the S... Read More

Gay Marriage's Hidden American History Started in Spanish Jan. 28, 2014

Miguel Perez

The word, as originally written in Spanish, was "diablura," which has been translated to English in ... Read More

Hispanics in Denial Should Be Infamous Jan. 14, 2014

Miguel Perez

So say the name your parents gave you is clearly a loser in Hollywood, or say you want to be a rock ... Read More