Election 2012: The Mami Wars

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My friends call me Sah-rah Palín–the Latina Sarah Palin–because I am so critical of the “mainstream media” as it concerns the lack of diversity, especially at the decision-making level. The Mommy Wars debate reignited by Hilary Rosen‘s comment on CNN that Ann Romney didn’t “work a day in her life” is Exhibit A.  True Dat although […]

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 […]

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things: A Reflection on Cesar Chavez’s Legacy

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“The job of a leader is to make ordinary people do extraordinary things.” Nowadays it’s hard to remember this.  You think you need gobs of dólares à la Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, proving that today, a leader’s electability is tied more to his ability to rake in the cash than by the quaint notion of […]

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Can Barack Obama Run on His Record With Latino Voters?

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Checa my record. In our 24/7 information culture where things come at us at the speed of light and in 140 characters or less, check my record is kind of an quaint concept, ¿no? along the lines of: “Yes I’ll do it because I said I would.” Or…”you can count on me.” Or…”Don’t…because it’s wrong.” […]

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 […]

Latina Magazine: Could Marco Rubio Help Mitt Romney Carry the Latino Vote?

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This is a story about a popular game that’s played in Washington every four years. It’s not baseball or football given that the Nats and Redskins, year in and year out, break fans’ hearts. It’s not potluck dinner Game Night at K and D’s (this Sunday) where we’re mixing Inglorious Basterds/Who Am I? with Cranium […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on CNN en Español’s Notimujer Chats about Women Leading the Economy

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado on CNNE's Notimujer on Women & the Economy

Women are uniquely positioned to lead our economic recovery–if you are interpreting the recent data optimistically and believe our economy is on the up. ¿Por qué? Well, the “man-cession” as our recession was called by some experts, hit men disproportionately hard as more were laid off, downsized, and stayed out of work longer than women. […]