Election 2012: Will Obama Deliver on Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino: Will Obama Deliver Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

Why do I keep pushing on comprehensive immigration reform?  It’s not just because I believe our current laws are better suited for the 20th century and that the economic benefits to reform are tremendous to our strapped local budgets.  Or that it will help our global economic competitiveness if we attract engineers, scientists, and founders […]

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 […]

Election 2012: The Politics of OBL’s Death on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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What do YOU think about Osama bin Laden‘s death and how it is or is not being using to gain an advantage in Election 2012?  That’s what likely Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has accused President Barack Obama of doing.  Watch the “One Chance” campaign ad air with a very prominent cameo by Bubba aka former […]

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 […]

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Forever Young, or Not

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Desencanto–the profound disillusionment we feel when someone lets us down, when innocence is lost, when the rose-colored glasses or beer googles are yanked off.  Latinos have felt this way about President Barack Obama for a while, as I have extensively written, beginning with The Gran Desencanto. Now the youth vote isn’t feeling the love.  It’s no […]

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Can the Republican Party Become a “Latino” Party?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado asks in Latina Magazine if the Republican Party can become "Latino"

I was chatting with #TwitterBrotherFromAnotherMother since we may be teaming up on a voter registration drive/civic engagement effort and we got to talking about the big elefante político in the Election 2012 room. Is the GOP writing off Hispanics in November?  Are Latinos lock, estock, and barrel Demócratas? I hope the answer is no. Now I’ll […]