The damned labor unions

The damned labor unions

What are labor unions useful for in a country with a socialist design? The question becomes increasingly important now that types of ownership other than state property coexist again in Cuba.

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Barriers remain for American business in Cuba

Barriers remain for American business in Cuba

President Obama’s decision, announced on Tuesday, to take Cuba off the list unclogs the process of restoring diplomatic relations between the countries and removes a much-resented stigma that has kept foreign banks and investors away. It also opens the way for the poor island to access multilateral loans.

Pope Francis considering trip to Cuba

Pope Francis considering trip to Cuba

Rev. Federico Lombardi, a spokesman for the Vatican, said no decision about the trip — which could form part of the pope’s itinerary when he visits the United States in the autumn— has been made, but that it was being discussed.

Jeb Bush funneled almost $2 Billion in FL pension funds to Brother’s ‘Pioneer’ donors

Jeb Bush funneled almost $2 Billion in FL pension funds to Brother’s ‘Pioneer’ donors

Dang – talk about return on investment. This is the same scam Chris Christie has been running in New Jersey – looting State Pension Funds to reward political donors. It screws middle class workers who paid into these funds, while benefiting the 1%-ers who bankroll Republcan campaigns.

Diplomatic travel blocks US-Cuban ties

Diplomatic travel blocks US-Cuban ties

Now that President Obama has decided to take Cuba off the list of state sponsors of international terrorism, the main hurdle to restoring full diplomatic relations centers on how much freedom U.S. diplomats will have to travel around Cuba and what the U.S. embassy will be allowed to bring into the country in the diplomatic pouch.

The damned labor unions

The damned labor unions

What are labor unions useful for in a country with a socialist design? The question becomes increasingly important now that types of ownership other than state property coexist again in Cuba.

Obama’s triple crown

Obama’s triple crown

Obama’s no peace president, but he’s won important diplomatic victories. Will they survive the 2016 election?

Poll: Majority of New Jersey voters think Bob Menendez should resign

Poll: Majority of New Jersey voters think Bob Menendez should resign

Fifty-two percent of those surveyed say the indicted senator should resign his post, and 54 percent responded that he is not honest or trustworthy. The numbers break down along partisan lines, with more Republicans calling for his departure than any other subset.

Is Bob Menendez the type of public servant we want?

Is Bob Menendez the type of public servant we want?

All I ask is the question I keep repeating: Is this the kind of public servant we want to lead us in Washington?

CNN host wallops Marco Rubio: On marriage equality, ‘you’re the candidate of yesterday’

CNN host wallops Marco Rubio: On marriage equality, ‘you’re the candidate of yesterday’

The senator has also lent his support to anti-LGBT organizations like the National Organization for Marriage and the Florida Family Policy Council, while also referring to adoption by same-sex couples as a “social experiment.”

Hillary Clinton hires Google executive to be chief technology officer

Hillary Clinton hires Google executive to be chief technology officer

The Clinton team does not plan to debut what one Democrat called “a glitzy, shiny suite of apps” on the campaign’s first day but will build innovative tools over time under Hannon’s leadership.

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