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 […]

What’s Wrong with National Voter Registration Day

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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 […]

Univision Candidate Forum Big Loser? Not the Prez, Not the Guv, But the Commish on Presidential Debates

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Your humble Tweeter-in-Chief was glued to her computer screen to watch the Univision Candidates Forum and tweet out to the universo what Governor Romney on Wednesday followed by President Obama had to say. ¡Momento!  Aren’t there normally four debates, one each week of October, leading up to election day?  Indeed.  But the Commission for Presidential Debates […]

Viviana Walks, Takes a Metro, a Bus, a Plane, and a Taxi OR RNC 2012 LATISM Coverage!

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The alarm went off at Zero Dark:30.  I stumbled to the metro, then took a bus to ze Plane! ze Plane!  A taxi with the indefatigable Natasha OS and finally arrived at our hotel and the 2012 Republican National Convention. Still, this journey was NOTHING in comparison to my odyssey to get to Tampa.  My […]

3 NJ Teens and I Get Our Wish or A Debate Moderator Should Be a Woman

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UPDATE!  The Commission for Presidential Debate just released the names of the moderators of the 2012 Presidential debates: 1st presidential debate: Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour Wednesday, October 3, University of Denver, Denver, CO Vice presidential debate: Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News Thursday, October 11, Centre College, Danville, KY […]

What Cuban Cuisine Would Be If There Had Not Been Fidel

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Talk food and politics with Cubans and you’re bound to get into water hotter than that which divides the South of Florida from the island. Most will gingerly tip toe around the topic, or just avoid it–unless you’re Guillermo Pernot. Chef-partner of Cuba Libre restaurants, he has dived right into this bubbling political and culinary […]

My Vote is Supreme

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I was guest anchoring on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin while she was away when the Supreme Court announced its decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  This is President Obama’s signature legislation that makes health care insurance mandatory. (Or face a fine, as an individual or business.)  The mandate is also the focus of the criticism. Opponents accuse […]

What the Healthcare Ruling and the Civil Rights Era Greats Have in Common

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It’s not every day that the Supreme Court hands down a ruling that could end up determining a court’s legacy. It’s also not everyday that I am invited to guest host NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin. Click here to see a cute Tout video shot by senior producer Davar Ardalan after our live broadcast […]