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? […]

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 […]

TMM Guest Host Day 1: Serious About Syria, Saving for Freelancers, Romney’s Woman & Latino Problema

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Until recently, I was always a generalist and in Washington, DC, this is a problem given that as a reporter, you need to own a beat–sources and stories to break news. So I focused on my passion and made it my niche: the dramatic growth of the Latino community and its impact on politics, the […]

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: “Latino” Democratic National Convention

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I wasn’t one of the ¡Órales! you heard when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was named the chair of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. ¿Por qué?  Well, it wasn’t always that way.  Back in the 90s, I was seduced by his fabled charisma and charm. [Insert wry humor] I thought, wow, maybe this […]

In Fox News Latino: Supreme Court Health Care Showdown: Conflicting Views Reflect Deep Partisan Divide

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I covered the day President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act–as it is called–into law.  Just months in office, he had succeeded where political heavy weights had spectacularly failed, notably President Bill Clinton and the “Liberal Lion” of the Senate–the late Teddy Kennedy. Almost two years to the date, it is before the U.S. […]

Are Latinos Racist? TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talks About Trayvon Martin’s Killing

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Are only white people racistas? Do blacks “own” a form of racism: reverse racism? Is it “ironic” (lamest use of this word I read in the blogosphere) that George Zimmerman, the self-appointed, unauthorized-by-the-subdivision, one-man-neighborhood-watch vigilante who shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin, is a “white Hispanic“? I don’t even know where to begin […]

On Sirius XM’s P.O.T.U.S Radio: No 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

¿Que quééé? Yup, heard me right.  There is no Latino vote. Think about it.  More than 50 million Hispanics call America home and although we’re concentrated in Florida, California, Texas, and New York, we’re actually everywhere. Even in the “unlikeliest” places. Consider @rydelacruz, a Dominican-American living and riding horses in MONTANA who tweeted me, “OMG […]