¡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 […]

Viviana on the O’Reilly Factor: Viewers Have Your Say

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After I appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, my inbox flooded with mix of comments: some good points from all sides; false accusations of being a Republican AND others of being a Democrat; name-calling, i.e. “sell-out” sent by someone who created an email account thewiselatinaclub@rant.com to leave this comment (a first for The Wise Latina Club); my hair […]

Latino Voters: ¿Obama Claus or Mitt Romney?

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Does anyone remember the iconic “Don’t Speak?” scenes in Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” when Dianne Wiest orders John Cusack’s to be quiet? No one likes to be chiteado, especially women and Latinas. For good reason: in many contexts, our voices and our perspectivas have been absent, invisible, or silenced in the mainstream. It’s also just plain […]

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 […]

Debate 2012: The Last Dance

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The table that divided President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney did not adequately capture how far apart their visions are on America’s role in the world.  How to deal with friend Israel or foe Iran, trade with an emboldened China, and troop withdrawals from Afghanistan are some of the issues where their differences emerged.  Both […]

140 Characters or Less: TWLC’s Prez Debate Obama/Romney Re-Match in Tweets

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President Obama has often been criticized in the media as being cool, aloof, detached, even being Mr. Spock-ish.  He seems to prove them all right at the first debate.  Not so for número dos where he was sharp, aggressive, and in control. Thing is, so was Mitt Romney, who I believe “held”. The Obama/Romney Re-match, […]