The Latino Vote: The Way Forward

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The day after the election a friend posted on my Facebook page, the “Latino Vote –unfrigginbelievable.” She’s right. Many factors contributed to President Obama’s re-election. But few are as important as the Latino vote. Hispanics made up 10 percent of the U.S. electorate this year–doubling in the past 16 years. The number of Latino voters […]

Latinos Vote: the Leader of the Pack

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Coalition. Networks. Alliance. These are all terms that in a political context mean the relationships forged among groups, forming a pact to further an agenda. It’s a power play meant to force an outcome. Representation, respect, access, money can be on the line. As the election results’ raw data continues to be dissected, the wisdom […]

On Tuesday, the Latina Vote Can Make History

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These days every time I turn on the TV or radio, I hear an anchor, a campaign operative or an analyst telling us: “This is the most important election in your lifetime.” Really? Why? I’ll leave it to the experts to parse out history, data, and economic models. Instead, I’m going to laser focus on […]

Debate 2012: The Last Dance

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The table that divided President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney did not adequately capture how far apart their visions are on America’s role in the world.  How to deal with friend Israel or foe Iran, trade with an emboldened China, and troop withdrawals from Afghanistan are some of the issues where their differences emerged.  Both […]

“Binders Full of Women” or the Presidential Debate Re-Match

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This was the debate between the two men vying to be President Americans were waiting for.  President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred on domestic and foreign policy, at times interrupting and talking over each other, hurling accusations of their alleged respective failures and even getting in each other’s faces.  Moderator Candy Crowley from […]