Daddy Yankee supports McCain

Convention coverage won't be hard to find

If this year's epic presidential-primary coverage wasn't enough to put you off politics, rejoice!
The next two weeks will be a political wonk's paradise as broadcast and cable networks cover the Democratic and Republican conventions, and Barack Obama and John McCain.
In broad strokes, television will have pretty much the same offerings for the Democrats in Denver this week and for the Republicans in St. Paul, Minn., next week.
ABC, NBC and CBS will each offer one-hour reports at 10 each night of the conventions (up from three nights of coverage in 2004), tonight through Thursday and Sept. 1-4. PBS will air three hours of coverage each night, beginning
at 8.
For CBS Evening News anchorwoman Katie Couric, an hour of convention coverage in prime time will give her the opportunity to do more of what she enjoys most.
"I really miss doing as many interviews as I used to," Couric said.
Although she still does interviews occasionally on Evening News, including a recent one with the president of Georgia, she'll do more during the convention coverage, including live webcasts at and each night after network coverage ends.
"I think there's something about the Web vibe, and I know that makes me sound very out of it to use the word vibe, but I'm looking forward to being able to have more casual but hopefully hard-hitting coverage, if that's not too counterintuitive," she said. "We're booking people as we speak."
On cable, viewers will be able to watch convention coverage for up to 20 hours a day -- from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily on MSNBC.
Whether cable networks will use that time for actual coverage or just as an outlet to allow their talking heads to bloviate further remains to be seen.

The Big Question: What does it mean for the US if whites are no longer in the majority?

Because the United States Census Bureau has just released a projection – based on current birth, death and immigration rates – which predicts that white people of northern European descent will no longer make up a majority of the country's population by the year 2042.
The white population will begin to shrink from 2031. By contrast, the population of Hispanic Americans, who have a much higher birth rate, will double so that one in three American citizens will be of Spanish background.
Before the mid-century, whites will be outnumbered by a combination of Hispanic, black, Asian, American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. Even Alaskan natives are projected to increase. Only the whites will fall in number. The latest figures suggest that these trends are accelerating and will bring about the change eight years sooner than was previously estimated.

Latinas Underrepresented on Olympic Team

Apparently it's a problem that Latin@s are not as represented on the Olympic team as they are in the general populations. Our lack of Olympic involvement probably has something to do with our evidently overwhelmingly sedentary ways.
I'm really not sure what is going on with the constant influx of news stories about fat, lazy, unhealthy Latin@s recently, but I'm getting kind of sick of them. Especially since nobody really seems to know what a Latin@ even is.