By Ernesto Castañeda

06/26/19 The Globe Post

Immigration activists stage a protest. Photo: Alex Wong, AFP

For hundreds of years, the United States has applied Montesquieu’s idea about the division of powers into three branches of government: the executive, the legislative, and judicial, creating an effective system of checks and balances to temper tendencies towards the tyranny of the…

01.08.2021 |


Seguidores del presidente Donald Trump protestan frente al Capitolio AFP

La división en la sociedad estadounidense alcanzó un punto álgido este miércoles durante el asalto al Capitolio de Washington D.C. por parte de cientos de seguidores del presidente saliente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, que lograron superar los cordones policiales y entrar en el…

By Emma Vetter, Sarah McCarthy, Ernesto Castañeda, and Carina Cione

President Obama speaking about immigration policy on May 10, 2011. Photo by Castañeda.

Texas is a well-known Republican stronghold and has been for decades. The state of Texas has voted Republican in every presidential election since 1976 (Wilson 2020). Republicans have controlled the Statehouse for the past 18 years, and it has not…

U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC © Castañeda

In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville traveled from France to United States. Based on his interviews, direct observations, and research, he wrote the book Democracy in America. He described with awe the new political system: democracy based on public consent rather than divine right, tradition, or pure force. He was particularly…

Ernesto Castañeda

Ernesto Castañeda is the author of “A Place to Call Home” and “Building Walls.”

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