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 […]

Latina Magazine: Eight Vote Win: What Iowa Teaches Us about the Importance of Voting

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Eight votes. As I said in TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado the Iowa Caucus on CNN en Español’s Café CNN, I can’t fit that many people in my doll house DC row house for dinner. I haven’t had 8 boyfriends in my entire life. Claro que Rick Santorum’s strong finish is extraordinary for a campaign running with minimal staff […]

Latina Magazine: The 11 Biggest Political Stories Of The Year

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What a hard exercise.  Decide the best political stories of 2011, particularly as they impacted the Latino community. Hmmm.  Where to start? Immigration, but not because Hispanics are “one issue” voters.  Au contraire mon frère. Latinos care as much, if not more according to some polls, about the economy and education.  Legal, illegal immigrant, Wall […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talking Kobe Bryant and Political Wives

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With Calista on TV Define anchor baby Kobe di-vorc-ING! It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaarrr! Be glad–very glad–you’re not hearing me sing this twisted rendition of the Christmas classic only a political nerd like me could love. But listen in to the discussion on NPR’s […]

Latina Magazine: “Anchor Baby”: When a Dictionary Definition Makes a Political Statement

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We don’t think about the political and social weight of language because we use it everyday to accomplish utilitarian and in the larger scheme, mundane tasks. Think: A plea of “please, please, please don’t tow me” in front of the all powerful Department of Transportation god about to drive away, followed moments later by a thrown […]

Latina Magazine: Election 2012: The Latino Vote

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What a week!  Herman Cain dropped out of the race to become the Republican Presidential nominee.  That means I may soon be out of a job (wink wink to the chicas at NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin where in the segment the “Beauty Shop” I have dished, with other women thought leaders, extensively on […]

Latina Magazine: 10 Things Every Latina Should Know About Sexual Harassment

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Who takes Herman Cain seriously besides Hermanator himself?  Well, for a time many.  The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza was ahead of the others vying to become the GOP 2012 Presidential nominee and challenger to President Obama.  His “9-9-9″ flat tax plan skyrocketed him past Mitt Romney.  Until the cracks–his Libya “oops” moment, advocating the […]

Latina Magazine: Election 2012: The GOP Candidates’ Stance on Immigration

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Latinos are furious with the President for failing to deliver on his promise of immigration reform as I outline in the series “Anatomy of an Immigration Debate” and the Latina Magazine post that preceded this one which looks at Obama’s stance on this political hot button issue.  But where do those vying to be his Republican […]