And what are we gonna do about it?

And what are we gonna do about it?

Seventeen dead high school students and teachers in Parkland, a small community just north of Miami that has been called one of the safest in the country. And the cause? A teenage “professional school shooter’ allowed to purchase guns.

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2018: A year of important political races in Florida

2018: A year of important political races in Florida

The November midterm elections will serve, for one, to gauge Trump’s possibilities for reelection in 2020. It will also determine if the Congress remains a Republican stronghold for the next two years. And Florida, especially two key south Florida congressional races, is considered a potential ground zero in 2018.

GOP Senator Rand Paul accuses party of hypocrisy on the deficit

GOP Senator Rand Paul accuses party of hypocrisy on the deficit

For decades, Republicans have postured as deficit hawks. Senator Rand Paul, in a marathon speech against his own party’s budget bill, asked how Republicans could decry deficits when Obama was president and deliberately perpetrate them when their man is in the White House. But Rand Paul misleads big time when he equates the Obama deficit and a future deficit by design.

19 more phantoms impede travel to Cuba

19 more phantoms impede travel to Cuba

If you are the U.S. State Department in the age of Trump, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wants to ramp up the scare meter on Cuba travelers, you continue to hype the secretive ‘sonic attacks’ they tell us have affected, now 43, American citizens who lived in or visited Havana. And then you employ the services of a Miami newspaper.

State of disunion

State of disunion

The president who has done more than any other to polarize this already divided nation delivered his first State of the Union speech last week. The partisan chasm, one of many rifts in this country further widened by Trump and one-party Republican rule in Congress, pervaded the room.

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NRA is a terrorist organization

NRA is a terrorist organization

NRA insists on buying morally decrepit politicians. Those same pols then enable the NRA to sell weapons of mass destruction that kill hundreds of our children. Then there’s the almighty second amendment, which has become more important that our children.

And what are we gonna do about it?

And what are we gonna do about it?

Seventeen dead high school students and teachers in Parkland, a small community just north of Miami that has been called one of the safest in the country. And the cause? A teenage “professional school shooter’ allowed to purchase guns.

Shalala would spoil Demos chances in Miami’s District 27

Shalala would spoil Demos chances in Miami’s District 27

A number of young, ambitious and qualified candidates all want to represent the Democratic Party in this November’s election that will determine who succeeds retiring republican congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. One of these Democrats should win unless another Clintonite shows up and spoils the proverbial soup.

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2018: A year of important political races in Florida

2018: A year of important political races in Florida

The November midterm elections will serve, for one, to gauge Trump’s possibilities for reelection in 2020. It will also determine if the Congress remains a Republican stronghold for the next two years. And Florida, especially two key south Florida congressional races, is considered a potential ground zero in 2018.

Cuba rejects OAS remarks about its political system

Cuba rejects OAS remarks about its political system

Cuba rejected recent statements made by Luis Almagro, secretary-general of the Organization of America States, on the island’s political system, stating that Almagro had no “credibility” to speak about Cuba. Almagro’s remarks were made in Miami where he was meeting with Cuban dissident groups.

Ibeyi

Ibeyi

The twin sisters in Ibeyi come by their connection to the Afro-Cuban culture by way of their late father, Miguel “Anga” Diaz, an in-demand Cuban percussionist who was part of a vanguard musicians who reinvigorated Cuban music before he died prematurely at age 45 in 2006.

Trump’s vow to bring in only the ‘best people’ to work with him rings hollow

Trump’s vow to bring in only the ‘best people’ to work with him rings hollow

The Rob Porter wife beating scandal that has the White House under siege is a heat-seeking missile to the heart of many of President Trump’s biggest fears and vulnerabilities.

GOP Senator Rand Paul accuses party of hypocrisy on the deficit

GOP Senator Rand Paul accuses party of hypocrisy on the deficit

For decades, Republicans have postured as deficit hawks. Senator Rand Paul, in a marathon speech against his own party’s budget bill, asked how Republicans could decry deficits when Obama was president and deliberately perpetrate them when their man is in the White House. But Rand Paul misleads big time when he equates the Obama deficit and a future deficit by design.

U.S. diplomat expelled from Bolivia gets Cuba post

U.S. diplomat expelled from Bolivia gets Cuba post

An American diplomat who was expelled from Bolivia for reportedly meddling in the host country’s domestic politics will leave Washington for Havana and become the United States’ new chargé d’affairs “within days,” the Russian news agency TASS reported Wednesday.

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