Linda Chavez is chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity, a non-profit public policy research organization in Sterling, Va. Linda Chavez also writes a weekly syndicated column that appears in newspapers across the country, is a political analyst for FOX News Channel, and hosts a syndicated, daily radio show on Liberty Broadcasting. Chavez authored "Out of the Barrio: Toward a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation" (Basic Books, 1991), which the Denver Post described as a book that "should explode the stereotypes about Hispanics that have clouded the minds of patronizing liberals and xenophobic conservatives alike." National Review describes Linda Chavez's newest work, "An Unlikely Conservative: The Transformation of an Ex-Liberal" (Basic Books 2002), as a "brilliant, provocative, and moving book." In 2000, Linda Chavez was honored by the Library of Congress as a "Living Legend" for her contributions to America's cultural and historical legacy. In January 2001, Linda Chavez was President George W. Bush's nominee for Secretary of Labor until Linda Chavez withdrew her name from consideration.
Linda Chavez has held a number of appointed positions, among them Chairman, National Commission on Migrant Education (1988-1992); White House Director of Public Liaison (1985); Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1983-1985); and Linda Chavez was a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States (1984-1986). Linda Chavez was the Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Maryland in 1986. In 1992, Linda Chavez was elected by the United Nations' Human Rights Commission to serve a four-year term as U.S. Expert to the U.N. Sub-commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities.
Linda Chavez was also editor of the prize-winning quarterly journal American Educator (1977-1983), published by the American Federation of Teachers, where Linda Chavez also served as assistant to AFT president Al Shanker (1982-1983) and assistant director of legislation (1975-1977).
Linda Chavez serves on the Board of Directors of ABM Industries Linda Chavez is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was Co-Chair of the Council's Committee on Diversity (1998-2000).
Linda Chavez was born in Albuquerque, N.M., on June 17, 1947, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado in 1970. Linda Chavez is married and is the mother of three sons. Linda Chavez currently lives in Reston, Va.
Now that Republicans have walked back from the brink on funding for the Department of Homeland Security, it's time to figure out whether there is any way forward on the immigration reform.
Democrats are playing a dangerous game with Israel by snubbing the prime minister of America's staunchest Middle East ally.
A Texas judge handed the GOP a gift this week by issuing a temporary restraining order barring the Obama administration from granting temporary status and permission to work to some four million illegal immigrants.
I would not watch the video of Jordanian pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh being consumed by fire, because to do so was exactly what the Islamist barbarians who produced it wanted.
Rep. Steve King's Iowa Freedom Summit last week was not the most fortuitous launch for Republican presidential hopefuls, but it could have been worse. The Iowa congressman has embarrassed himself and the GOP with his anti-immigrant rhetoric over the years, which is no doubt why some prominent would-be candidates had "scheduling conflicts" that kept them away.
In what was one of the most stunning rebukes of a sitting president by a member of his own party, Sen. Robert Menendez accused President Obama of taking his talking points on Iran "straight out of Tehran" after the president's State of the Union address.
When I started second grade at St. Mary's Elementary School in Albuquerque, my parents decided it was time I learned how to walk to school.
It is easy enough for those in the media to recite the words "nous sommes Charlie Hebdo" in solidarity with the victims of Wednesday's terror attack on the editorial offices of a satirical magazine in Paris.
The agreement this week between the governments of Iraq and Iran to enter a formal relationship to fight the Islamic State group should be deeply troubling to the United States.
The week between Christmas and New Year's used to be one of my favorites. It was my end-of-year respite at work.
It may not be too early for President Obama to start job-hunting given his lame duck status, and I have a suggestion for the perfect fit. He should look into a job at Sony Pictures. The president and the company are on the same page when it comes to appeasing dictators.
Rolling Stone magazine has now apologized, sort of, for publishing a lurid account of a gang rape at a fraternity at the University of Virginia that -- it has become increasingly clear -- never happened. But the larger story is why so many people -- editors, readers and university officials -- bought the story in the first place.
The grand jury system -- indeed, the criminal jury system overall -- is not perfect. And while I think the grand jury in Ferguson got it right by not indicting Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, based on the physical evidence and credible testimony from actual witnesses, the outcome of a grand jury in New York City this week in the death of Eric Garner is another matter.
Now that President Obama has acted to defer deportation for some four to five million illegal immigrants, all eyes will be on the Republican Party's response.
President Obama is expected to act in the next few days to grant legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, fulfilling a promise he made before the election.
The GOP victory Election Night was the easy part.
As Colorado goes Election Night, so goes the nation -- maybe. The Centennial State is clearly a barometer of Barack Obama's falling popularity.
One of the surprising and welcome shifts in the political landscape this election cycle is that high-profile Republican candidates, by and large, have not made opposition to immigration reform a major focus of their campaigns.
It's time to take a deep breath. Ebola is an awful disease that has tragically infected a handful of Americans. Though it deserves the full attention of our medical community -- most importantly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- it should not be dominating our news, preoccupying our president and other political leaders, and frightening Americans into believing an epidemic on U.S. soil is just around the corner.
It should come as no surprise that Turkey so far refuses to put boots on the ground to fight the ISIS takeover of Kobane, a beseiged Kurdish town across Turkey's border with Syria.