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Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.

Archive for June, 2012

Commerce Secretary John Bryson involved in multiple car accidents after seizure

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

We’ll have to wait to see what the real story here is after an investigation into John Bryson’s recent incidents is completed. Here’s the story:

Commerce Secretary John Bryson said Monday he will take a medical leave of absence to undergo tests and evaluations after suffering a seizure during a succession of traffic accidents in San Gabriel and Rosemead.

Bryson informed President Barack Obama that he was taking a medical leave “so that I can focus all of my attention on resolving the health issues that arose over the weekend,” according to a statement released by the department. Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank will serve as acting commerce secretary in Bryson’s absence.

Bryson, 68, of San Marino, was treated Saturday at an undisclosed hospital after the crashes, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and San Gabriel Police Department said in a joint statement.

Neither the San Gabriel police nor the Sheriff’s Department would release a 9-1-1 audio call involving the crashes on Monday.

The accidents took place Saturday. The first occurred at 5:05 p.m. in the 500 block of South San Gabriel Boulevard near a railroad crossing, according to dispatch logs released by the San Gabriel Police Department.

Latinos not voting propotionally with their population gains…

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Here’s an interesting piece from Adam Nagourney of the New York Times.

 More than 21 million Latinos will be eligible to vote this November, clustered in pockets from Colorado to Florida, as well as in less obvious states like Illinois, Iowa, North Carolina and Virginia. Yet just over 10 million of them are registered, and even fewer turn out to vote.

In the 2008 presidential election, when a record 10 million Latinos showed up at the polls nationwide, that amounted to just half of the eligible voters. By contrast, 66 percent of eligible whites and 65 percent of eligible blacks voted, according to a study by the Pew Hispanic Center.