Speed Reads

Colbert Nationalism

Stephen Colbert finds a solution to the GOP's big Latino problem

On Tuesday night's Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert used House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's loss in a GOP primary in Virginia last week as the jumping-off point for a discussion of the Republican Party's demographic challenge with America's growing, increasingly politically active, and largely Democratic Latino population. The solution, Colbert said, can be found in new Census data suggesting that Latinos are starting to identify as white. He lays out his argument in a typically hilarious "The Word" segment. Folks, this is a good one. --Peter Weber