¡Quick! What’s in the Constitución: Advise and Consent OR Stick It To Him?

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Let’s look at President Obama’s nominations: Massachusetts senior Senator John Kerry to the Department of State to replace Hillary Clinton. Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, ¡Virgen Santísima!–a REPUBLICAN (!) as Secretary of Defense. John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency after the former head resigned because of a lío de faldas. (Umpteenth note to men: chasing […]

President Obama’s Missing Latino Senior Administration

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Update: U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solís resigned soon after this was published. She tweeted: ### Soon after President Obama’s re-election, rumors of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s replacement started flying. Mr. Obama settled on Massachusetts senior Senator John Kerry. Other top nominations include former Senator Chuck Hagel, a Republican, as Secretary of Defense and John […]

¿Come Together, Schmome Together?

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“We are not Democrats, we are not Republicans. We’re skeptics!,” exclaims the Facebook page of One Voice Radio, an Hispanic-focused media outlet. Latinos, after delivering re-election to this President, should be taking note as we consolidate and grow our power as an emerging voting bloc. The election is long over yet now is not the […]

Will There Be Another?

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That’s it, isn’t it? Will there be another? We mourn and lay to rest this week more than two dozen souls, twenty of them six and seven-year-old first graders at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. I wonder what they wore when they dressed up for Halloween? I wonder if any of them kept “calendars” like […]

¡Viviana Hurtado’s The Wise Latina Club LATISM 2012 Best Politics Blog!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Nominated as LATISM's 2011 Best Political Blogger

You did it again! You helped make The Wise Latina Club Latinos in Social Media (LATISM)‘s 2012 Best Politics Blog for the second year in a row. LATISM is a special community, bringing together Hispanics from all walks of life, working on a variety of issues and topics, but united by their passion to improve and educate our community by using technology […]

¡The Wise Latina Club 2012 Blogs by Latinas Best News Blog!

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Amigos, some great news. The Wise Latina Club was awarded the 2012 Favorite News Blog by Blogs by Latinas, an online directory of more than 2000 blogs world-wide, written by Hispanic women for the second year in a row. This recognition is about you, the grassroots community that has sprung up, nurtured, and protected what’s become our […]

The Latino Vote: The Way Forward

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The day after the election a friend posted on my Facebook page, the “Latino Vote –unfrigginbelievable.” She’s right. Many factors contributed to President Obama’s re-election. But few are as important as the Latino vote. Hispanics made up 10 percent of the U.S. electorate this year–doubling in the past 16 years. The number of Latino voters […]

On Tuesday, the Latina Vote Can Make History

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These days every time I turn on the TV or radio, I hear an anchor, a campaign operative or an analyst telling us: “This is the most important election in your lifetime.” Really? Why? I’ll leave it to the experts to parse out history, data, and economic models. Instead, I’m going to laser focus on […]