Governor Hires English-Only Advocate

You might have heard of the English-Only or English-First movement. While the United States has very deliberately chosen not to have an official language, there are those who believe that… Read more »

Should Puerto Rico Choose Independence?

The idea of the “enhanced commonwealth” is not a valid option for Puerto Rico’s status. The U.S. government has said so repeatedly. However, Puerto Rico could choose independence. Would independence… Read more »

Spanish Speaking States

A Pew Research study last year found that Spanish is the most popular language in the United States after English. The data was from 2011, so the numbers are probably… Read more »

What’s a Commonwealth?

One of the confusing things about Puerto Rico is the word “Commonwealth.” Like Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Massachusetts, Puerto Rico has the word “Commonwealth” in its name. Just as with… Read more »

Becoming a State: The First 13

In 1763, the King of England reclaimed unsettled Western lands previously granted to the 13 American colonies, then imposed new taxes and laws limiting the personal and political freedom of… Read more »