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 […]

140 Characters or Less: TWLC’s Prez Debate Obama/Romney Re-Match in Tweets

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Prez Debate Obama/Rommey Re-Match in Tweets

President Obama has often been criticized in the media as being cool, aloof, detached, even being Mr. Spock-ish.  He seems to prove them all right at the first debate.  Not so for número dos where he was sharp, aggressive, and in control. Thing is, so was Mitt Romney, who I believe “held”. The Obama/Romney Re-match, […]

“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 […]

¡VP Debate in TWLC Tweets!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Sirius XM's P.O.T.U.S Politics Radio on Puerto Rico Primary, Election 2012, The Latino Vote

One of the coolest aspects of Election 2012 has been the Wild West of social media–the good, the bad, the ugly, and the f’ugly.  From the qué cool files, all this debate moderator escándalo–who did they choose, not choose as I write in “Why There Should Not Be a ‘Latino’ Debate” is really a moot […]

Malarkey Is My New Favorite Word or Vice Prez Debate 2012

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It was the sizzling, red meat debate millions of Americans expected but did not get last week between President Barack Obama and challenger Governor Mitt Romney.  Vice-President Joseph Biden, Jr. and his Republican opponent Congressman Paul Ryan fired away on issues ranging from foreign policy, the economy, jobs, Medicare, and women’s reproductive rights.  Despite nearing […]

Big Bird May Trade Sesame Street for Skid Row or Prez Debates Round 1

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The pressure was on Mitt Romney to deliver a strong performance at the first presidential debate before the millions of Americans who tuned in. He showed up with his “A” game.  President Obama did not. The Denver debate focused on domestic issues–taxes, the economy, jobs, education, federal spending and the deficit, Medicare, the President’s health […]

What’s Wrong with National Voter Registration Day

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Election 2012: Young Latino Voters

Very little, except that like any “holiday” most people will get excited, Twitter will burn down, and then everyone goes back to her solitary lane in life. Not me. I want to push you to not just register which is critically important but to stay engaged and informed. Gente, don’t get me wrong.  Registering to […]