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14 Latinas Who Understand The Strength That Lives Within Every Woman

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 03.11.2016 | Latino Voices

March is Women’s History Month, and this year we're celebrating by reflecting on the wise words Latinas have shared about everything from womanhood ...

David Lat's Supreme Ambitions Is a Fun and Entertaining Read

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 03.07.2015 | Books
Thane Rosenbaum

In his wonderfully entertaining first novel, Supreme Ambitions, Lat offers his readers an inside baseball view of the federal judiciary from the vantage point of a catcher's mitt.

Spanish, In Plain English

Katherine Davey | Posted 07.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Katherine Davey

I am a proud Dominican woman; I just don't look the part and that's something that has haunted me, my entire life.

Elena Kagan and the Right Wing Dog That Didn't Bark

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Kagan's imminent confirmation, like Justice Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation last year, demonstrates that when the White House is faced with contained and discrete political choices, they are able to make good decisions.

The Five Factors I Hope the President Considers When Choosing the New Supreme Court Justice

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The new justice must be just liberal enough to be outraged by the philosophies of Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts and Samuel Alito.

"Unsettling": Chief Justice John Roberts On Change At Supreme Court

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For Chief Justice John Roberts, the arrival of a new Supreme Court justice is "to some extent .... unsettling." Justice Roberts, a relative newcomer ...

What Makes Us Wise?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Is thinking about wisdom part of getting older? Lately, I've been wondering what wisdom is. Here's how my dictionary defines it, "Understanding what...

Now It's Cool To Be a "Wise Latina Woman" (in Small, Medium, or Large)

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marlene H. Phillips

If it has the phrase 'Wise Latina Woman' on it, it's selling like hotcakes. Bumper stickers, note cards, women's undies, dog jerseys -- and for the men, a 'My wife is a Wise Latina' shirt.

The GOP's 'Wise Latina' Problem

Dolores Huerta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dolores Huerta

The Right never expressed disapproval over rulings by Scalia and other conservatives who concur with Sotomayor, underscoring how disingenuous attacks by the NRA and its allies have been.

Franken Blasts Supreme Court During Sotomayor Vote

The Minnesota Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Franken spewed fire and Amy Klobuchar threw brimstone this morning at the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote on Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the ...

Defending "Wise Latina" | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dayo argues, as a Latina, Sotomayor has more life experience and knowledge of America than John Roberts -- experience that goes beyond "White People Land."

Judging Sonia: In Defense of Judicial Activism and a Wise Latina

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

What is the role or expectation of a justice on the Supreme Court? An adherent of precedent? A policy maker? And just how did judicial activism garner such a tarnished reputation?

Who's the Real Racist?

Favianna Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Favianna Rodriguez

To anyone outside the right-wing echo chamber, it is hardly a stretch to see that racism is alive and well in the US. That is exactly why we cannot let allegations of Sotomayor's "racism" go unchallenged.

Handling the "Whoopses": Judge Sotomayor and The Art of Fixing a Misspeak.

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

In today's age of the media microscope, every judge, politician or CEO has at least one "whoops" that they wish they hadn't said or done. The challenge is in how well you handle your critics.

Sotomayor: More 'Splainin' to Do

Allison Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Silver

The blogosphere erupted after Sen. Coburn (R-Okla.), while grilling Sotomayor, joked, "You'll have lots of 'splainin' to do." Coburn was repeating a line used regularly by Desi Arnaz in "I Love Lucy."

Senator, Would You Be Ok With an All White Court? Really?

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Weinberger

If all else were equal, would you prefer to have a Court made up of nine white men from similar backgrounds, or a Court that includes men and women of various hues and from a variety of backgrounds?

Wise Latina, Meet Ricky Ricardo...

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Bronstein

Ricky Ricardo always got blindsided, then hustled by his ditzy wife. All she needed to do was apologize and maybe cry a little. Neither Sotomayor nor Senator Coburn seem like they'll be doing any weeping.

Sonia Sotomayor and the Real Meaning of Republican Talking Points

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Asserting that a judge's background and experience influence their decision is not unlike asserting that the Pacific Ocean is wet.

The Sotomayor Hearings - Branding the Neo-Confederates

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

If you read the liberal blogosphere, you know about Senator Sessions's history of dubious racial statements. If you're following on most of the mainstream media, you don't.

Sotomayor Challenge Blows Up in Sessions' Face

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ouch! Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), seeking to discredit Judge Sonia Sotomayor's judicial philosophy, cited her 2001 "wise Latina" speech, and contr...

Newt Gingrich Starts Twittering In "Ghetto" Spanish

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich is notorious for his active -- and sometimes controversial -- musings on Twitter. But not only does he h...

The Terrible Price of Being Tagged a Reverse Racist

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Sotomayor and any minority perceived to be a threat to corporate and political white male dominance will be branded a reverse racist. This is not new.