More Minority Babies, More Gringo Than Ever

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Leave it to celebrity news to capture a national freak out: The OMG! from Yahoo! headline: Minority Babies Now Majority: First Time in U.S. History–omg as in Oh!  My!  God! “50.4 percent of the nation’s babies born in a 12-month period that ended last July were Hispanic, black, Asian American, or other minority groups, based on […]

Election 2012: Same-Sex Marriage Now, Immigration Policy Later?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Same-Sex Marriage Now, Immigration Policy Later?

So here I was mindin’ my own business at a spontaneous Wednesday Happy Hour on a gorgeous, balmy perfect DC PM when my friend ripped into me over my latest Latina Magazine column. “Don’t you realize that President Obama is the President, and not Congress and doesn’t make laws, so he can’t reform the immigration system solo? […]

Cinco de Mayo: TWLC Goes to the White House–Sheep or Wolf?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado is invited by President Barack Obama to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the White House

In five and a half years of living and reporting in Washington, DC I had only been to the White House twice, once to shoot a stand up for a news story and the other time as a guest of a friend from grad school who was working for the Bush Administration and offered a […]

Civics Clase: On Primary Day, Why I’m an Independent Voter

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Civics Clase: On Primary Day, Why I'm an Independent

2012 District of Columbia Primary, I’m ready: License: check Passport (in case I need back up government-issued ID): check Voter Registration Card: check 2012 D.C. Primary Guide (read, of course): check So you can imagine my surprise when I showed up after leaving NPR earlier than I planned. (I’m there this and next week).  The darling […]

In Fox News Latino: Mitt Romney: First Gringo-Latino President?

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino on Mitt Romney: First Gringo-Latino President?

The Latinada in Florida and revelations that Romney has Mexican roots was the perfect opportunity for me to write about a theme that’s been haunting me since I got dinged from Jarbard as a senior in high school. The preppy ol’ viejito asked me what my ‘rents thought about me applying to college because girls like you start having […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on CBS LA 1070 on Election 2012: The Latino Vote

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

Florida’s primary was the first nominating contest which put the Latino vote in focus.  While not a huge portion of the Sunshine state’s Republican primary base, make no mistake: Hispanic voters are here to stay. Duh, Sherlock, of course in South Florida where the powerful Cuban-American community bolsters business, politics, and the arts. But let […]

In Fox News Latino: State of the Union: ‘Make or Break’ for Obama and Middle Class

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino on President Obama's State of the Union

I read on crack on Facebook along the lines:  in Washington, SOTU is like the Superbowl, but for policy dweebs (of which I’m a proud, card-carrying member of this unprotected class). Wait, there’s a problema, and it’s a big one: What the President outlines in the State of Union is more important than any Tom […]

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: ¿Mitt or Mitteo Romney?

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What a stunner.  Newt Gingrich wins South Carolina, a conservative, “family values,” evangelical state if ever there was one, days after his ex-wife Marianne states the former Speaker of the House asked her for an “open marriage” while he was getting busy with an ex-staffer and his current wife Callista (still with me?).  Add to […]