Author: Jack Tomas

Bio: Jack Tomas is a writer, filmmaker, and editor working in New York. He's originally from Houston, TX where he earned a BA in Theater and Communication from The University of St. Thomas. Later, he received an MA in Media Studies at The New School. Jack has worked several years as a professional filmmaker and his films have appeared in several film festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, The LA Comedy Shorts Festival, and The New York Independent Film Festival. He has also worked as a professional blogger since 2009 writing for,,, and He lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with his wife Marybec and two cats.


Commentary: 2012, A Milestone Year for U.S. Latinos

Posted on: 31 Dec 2012

From politics to popular culture, 2012 was a year when Latinos in the U.S. broke into the mainstream.

Commentary: Princess Sofia, Disney, and American Latinos

Posted on: 16 Nov 2012

The controversy over Disney’s Princess Sofia reflects misunderstandings about Latinos and race says Fi2W commentator Jack Tomas.

Commentary: Campaigns Blitz Latino Voters with Ads, But Will it Change the Race?

Posted on: 27 Sep 2012

Fi2W commentator Jack Tomas takes a critical look at the latest crop of political ads -in both Spanish and English – aimed at Latino voters.

Ted Cruz Brings His Conservative Message to the Republican National Convention

Posted on: 29 Aug 2012

Republicans a the GOP convention applauded what Ted Cruz had to say Tuesday night. But what is he saying? Jack Tomas offers a critique of Cruz’s speech.

Understanding Ted Cruz – A Fellow Cuban-Texan Explains the Rising GOP Star

Posted on: 22 Aug 2012

Columnist Jack Tomas disagrees with most of what Texas U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz stands for. Yet he feels a certain kinship to his fellow Cuban-Texan.

For Bilingual Viewers a Wider World of Olympic Sports Coverage

Posted on: 06 Aug 2012

Those who can flip between NBC and Telemundo get a more complete view of the games in London.

A Latino Running Mate Won’t Win Romney ‘The Latino Vote’

Posted on: 18 Jul 2012

Latino political blogger Jack Tomas thinks all the rumors that Romney will choose a Latino running mate are hogwash. In this piece he gives us a rundown of Romney’s Latino VP choices — and explains why they will all fall flat.

After the Supreme Court’s Decision, How is that AZ Immigration Law Going to Work?

Posted on: 28 Jun 2012

Fi2W columnist Jack Tomas invites us to an imaginary traffic stop in Arizona and asks who are the police most likely to suspect of being in the U.S. illegally?

Romney vs. Obama in Spanish – Battling TV Ads Aimed at Latino Voters in Key States

Posted on: 13 Jun 2012

Jack Tomas critiques the latest batch of Spanish-language political ads and suggests a new genre of video ads the candidates might want to consider.

Political Satire: Ways Mitt Romney Can Attract Latino Voters

Posted on: 06 Jun 2012

Meet Jack Tomas, Fi2W’s new Latino blogger. He’ll be contributing posts, often with a satirical flavor, as we count down to the 2012 presidential election.