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Max J. Castro

Trumped up: The case for rolling back Obama’s Cuba thaw

Trumped up: The case for rolling back Obama’s Cuba thaw

The latest news about the sonic attack consists of a recording of the alleged sound obtained by the AP. Social media types listened to the sound over and over and died—laughing. One said it sounded like his new ring tone. Other comments were similarly derisory and dismissive.

Vintage Trump, the world’s biggest bully

Vintage Trump, the world’s biggest bully

Prejudice and an alien-like absence of empathy is part of Trump’s DNA. A case in point is Trump’s reaction to the devastation wrought by hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Far from showing any sympathy or apologizing for the sorry performance, he could have broken his arm from patting himself on the back.

Las Vegas massacre: Counting the victims, denying the causes

Las Vegas massacre: Counting the victims, denying the causes

What is clear is that this is only the latest and bloodiest in a long list of home-grown, gun-enabled mass killings, a recurring nightmare that has struck elementary schools, university campuses, movie theaters, trains, even fast-food joints.

The Destabilizer-in-Chief

The Destabilizer-in-Chief

Donald Trump is the supreme destabilizer in the world today, following in the footsteps and outdoing his destabilizing GOP predecessors George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. He is George W. Bush on speed and steroids, even more confrontational, arrogant and ignorant.

Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

The worst loss of human life in Florida in the wake of Irma didn’t happen on one of low-lying towns on the lower Florida Keys where the eye of the storm first made landfall with full force. The worst human tragedy took place days after the hurricane, in a nursing home in Hollywood, just a few miles north of the border between Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Cruel cones of uncertainty

Cruel cones of uncertainty

In the midst of Irma and its cone of uncertainty, the Trump administration decided to create its very own cone of uncertainty by removing protection from deportation for nearly one million young undocumented immigrants who entered this country as children.

Tragedy in Texas: Foul weather, toxic politics

Tragedy in Texas: Foul weather, toxic politics

There is a big piece missing from the tale about Harvey told by the media, an important omission leading to a distorted picture: the role of the Texas model of wild West capitalism—the model that for several decades Republicans have been pushing, too often for quite successfully, for the nation.

The Chief threat to the United States

The Chief threat to the United States

There is no doubt that the chief threat to U.S. security, both internationally and internally, is the man who holds the highest office in the land and who is sworn to defend the nation and its Constitution from all threats foreign and domestic, the guy who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

“Unite the Right” discovers a friend in the White House

“Unite the Right” discovers a friend in the White House

Full of irrational hatred and fear posing as pride, chanting “the Jews will not replace us” and other racist nonsense, they marched toward an old, hallowed bastion of learning, a university founded by a native son, Thomas Jefferson, a champion of the Enlightenment.

Foreign policy as will and whim

Foreign policy as will and whim

Last week, President Donald Trump added Venezuela to the list of countries upon which the United States might unleash its military might. The threat came out of nowhere and even the Pentagon was more surprised by the announcement than the Venezuelan government.

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