The Fox News host was so excited about the high court’s first Hispanic nominee that he leapt from his chair in his home office and bopped his head on a low-hanging light fixture.
“This is as important to us as Obama was to the African American community. I have goosebumps,” says Rivera, 65, born to a Catholic, Puerto Rican father and Jewish mother. He defines himself as the former.
In an interview from his North Jersey home, Rivera says there’s only been a few times in his life he felt this pumped: When the Mets won their first World Series; when he passed his bar exam and when his kids were born. (He has five, ages 3 to 29.)
“It finally happened. Wow. Look how the Puerto Rican community came up with someone so world-class,” says Rivera of Sotomayor, 54, a federal Appeals Court judge in New York and the product of a South Bronx housing project.
The nomination of Sotomayer will help dispel, in Rivera’s view, “the whole poverty-pimp mentality that afflicts the Puerto Rican community in New York. Elected officials go around blaming ‘the man.’
The White House is proposing what would amount to a second estate tax. The one we already have is bad enough.
American men have fewer friends than in decades past. We should dedicate time to fostering friendships. They provide an immediate and enduring reward.
As we experience the pandemic’s toll on the world, we can speculate about its implications for the Chinese regime.
Democrats are treating the infrastructure and reconciliation bills as linked, and so should Republicans and everybody else.
Senator Tom Cotton’s report on the service branch gets a lot right about the upper ranks, but the enlisted side remains in dire need of attention.
College Republican chapters all over the country claim they are being disenfranchised by a president seeking to consolidate power.
Progressive pundits promote a lunatic conspiracy theory about Republicans and vaccines.
Cuomo is a mean-spirited bully with a flagrant disregard for the rule of law, ruthless in defense of his own interests. New Yorkers deserve better.
While the general direction of this seemingly never-ending case continues to be positive, it remains a national disgrace that it has got this far.
Safetyism is the lifeblood of statism, and COVID has given people the excuse they need to normalize endless intrusions.
The order is expected to set off a lengthy legal battle.
The AirVenture show in Wisconsin is an awe-inspiring display of runway relics, and a monument to the spirit that takes us to the skies.