The dangerous case of the Republican Party

The dangerous case of the Republican Party

The dangerous case of the Republican Party includes at least three elements: obsessive-compulsiveness, lack of conscience, and homicidal fantasy. All elements very similar to what a group of psychiatrists argue and have written apply to Donald Trump.

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‘Money over love’ for these four

‘Money over love’ for these four

The expression “selling your sold to the devil” seems appropriate when talking of south Florida members of congress Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Curbelo and to a lesser extent Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Each of these south Florida politicians has at least 600,000 constituents they pretend to represent, but instead they use as collateral in a high stakes game of poker played with the devil.

Virginia gives Trump, Republicans their comeuppance

Virginia gives Trump, Republicans their comeuppance

Last week, Virginia voters handed Ed Gillespie, the former head of the Republican National Committee, a resounding defeat in the gubernatorial race in that state. It represents an unmistakable message to Donald Trump and the Republican Party: We are fed up with you and your policies.

Taking a step back to the future

Taking a step back to the future

Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Curbelo, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen want to assure that they starve the Cuban people to death. They understand that healthy relations between our two countries would mean missing out on the gravy train of millions of dollars provided by the U.S.’s so-called democracy-building programs that are handouts run through their sticky hands.

The Cuban economy: Buying abroad

The Cuban economy: Buying abroad

After decades of trying to replace imports, Cuba remains highly dependent on them. Imports provide most of what Cuba needs to stay afloat. The goods brought in by ordinary citizens are just a tiny portion of the nation’s total imports.

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STEPPING BACKWARD / Thaw will help Cuban Jews

Progreso Weekly offers a diverse group of published articles and opinions critical of, or discussing, President Trump’s rejection of the Obama measures that offered an improvement in U.S. relations with Cuba. We believe that a reversal of these efforts will be detrimental to the U.S.’ economy and to U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations. Continue Reading

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The new poll tax

The new poll tax

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are being denied the right to vote because they are poor. In nine states, Republican legislators have enacted laws that disenfranchise anyone with outstanding legal fees or court fines. This is unconstitutional.

The dangerous case of the Republican Party

The dangerous case of the Republican Party

The dangerous case of the Republican Party includes at least three elements: obsessive-compulsiveness, lack of conscience, and homicidal fantasy. All elements very similar to what a group of psychiatrists argue and have written apply to Donald Trump.

‘Money over love’ for these four

‘Money over love’ for these four

The expression “selling your sold to the devil” seems appropriate when talking of south Florida members of congress Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Curbelo and to a lesser extent Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Each of these south Florida politicians has at least 600,000 constituents they pretend to represent, but instead they use as collateral in a high stakes game of poker played with the devil.

How GOP tax plan would ruin retirees, underinsured

How GOP tax plan would ruin retirees, underinsured

Unless you’re a multinational corporation or someone with a yacht, there’s a lot not to like in the GOP’s tax “reform” plan, which the party wants to ram through Congress by the end of the year — even more to despise if you’re retired, going to retire or underinsured.

Menendez trial ends in a mistrial

Menendez trial ends in a mistrial

The federal corruption trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday after the jury reported it is hopelessly deadlocked. Prosecutors did not immediately announce whether they will refile charges against Menendez.

Guilty: Rubio, Diaz-Balart, Curbelo, Ileana
The State Department is in a rate of collapse unlike any moment in our history

The State Department is in a rate of collapse unlike any moment in our history

Under President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the State Department is in a rate of collapse unlike any moment in American history. It’s not just a matter of policy or priorities. It’s the entire ability of the American government to exercise soft power and function.

Climate change threatens 1 in 4 natural heritage sites

Climate change threatens 1 in 4 natural heritage sites

A report released during the U.N. climate talks in Bonn, Germany, warns that climate change imperils one in four natural World Heritage sites — nearly double the number from just three years ago. Among the ecosystems most threatened are coral reefs, which bleach as oceans heat up, as well as glaciers which melt.

Trump doubles down on sanctions and regime change for Venezuela

Trump doubles down on sanctions and regime change for Venezuela

Early in November, President Maduro of Venezuela proposed a meeting with creditors to discuss a restructuring of Venezuelan public debt. The Trump administration reacted by warning U.S. bondholders that attending this meeting could put them in violation of U.S. economic sanctions against Venezuela — a violation of the charter of the Organization of American States.

Virginia gives Trump, Republicans their comeuppance

Virginia gives Trump, Republicans their comeuppance

Last week, Virginia voters handed Ed Gillespie, the former head of the Republican National Committee, a resounding defeat in the gubernatorial race in that state. It represents an unmistakable message to Donald Trump and the Republican Party: We are fed up with you and your policies.

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