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The two sides of the coin

The two sides of the coin

When I read the news that the Republicans have a plan that will result in 52 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2026, I was struck by panic. Old age is inevitable; health deteriorates, also inevitable. What happens if I don’t have a steady job and a health insurance policy supplied by someone else, or if I don’t have sufficient income to afford one?




Poor Little Marco

Poor Little Marco

The junior senator from Florida is in a bind these days. Nobody seems to want him — in their office buildings. We’re already at two — offices in Tampa and Jacksonville — who have told Rubio they will NOT be renewing his contract. Maybe his hypocrisy-laden past has come back to haunt him.




Miami is not a sanctuary city, writes judge, but America is a sanctuary country

Miami is not a sanctuary city, writes judge, but America is a sanctuary country

In a ruling rebuking the cowardly performance of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez and nine county commissioners, Judge Milton Hirsch sided with the basic rights of a human being and declared that Miami-Dade violated the U.S. Constitution when it agreed to imprison undocumented immigrants slated for deportation.




Once estranged, they reunite over a White House meal with Cuba on the menu

Once estranged, they reunite over a White House meal with Cuba on the menu

President Trump broke bread with Senator Marco Rubio this week. It was a strange change of events when one considers that during the presidential primaries, then-candidate Trump and Sen. Rubio traded insults on the campaign trail, but then traded endorsements in advance of their successful runs for the presidency and reelection to the Senate.




The Ugly American[i] on his throne

The Ugly American[i] on his throne

Last week Donald Trump launched his version of the Manhattan Project against the U.S. Constitution. This week he went after allies. His stupidity lies in the fact that both the Mexican president and the Australian PM represent the side of the political spectrum in both Australia and Mexico that favors a cozy relationship with the U.S.




Ab-normalization: Florida imposes sanctions on itself

Ab-normalization: Florida imposes sanctions on itself

When Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus folded its tent last month, 400 Floridians lost their jobs. Now, Florida’s Governor Rick Scott appears determined to turn his state’s drive for jobs into a Cuba policy clown show.





Long before Obama, bridges to Cuba were being built

Long before Obama, bridges to Cuba were being built

Bridge builders to Cuba have been around since the 1960s. There are differences between these early engineers of peaceful dialogue and those that are being heralded today. Surely, though, both have played an important role in the advances made in the relationship between Cuba and the U.S.




Two-faced? Cowardly? Both.

Two-faced? Cowardly? Both.

If there is one thing I agree with Donald Trump on is his reference to Marco Rubio as “Little Marco.” And on Monday, Sen. Rubio, once again, lived up to the pejorative nickname Trump used to describe him. After much chest-thumping, Rubio announced on Facebook that he will vote in favor of Rex Tillerson for secretary of state.




Fair decision or foul concession? The 2 Heralds differ.

Fair decision or foul concession? The 2 Heralds differ.

As so often before, Miami’s two Heralds are putting different spins on the news that President Obama has called an end to the wet-foot-dry-foot policy maintained by the United States toward Cuba since 1995. The English-language Herald accepting it almost ruefully and the Spanish-language Nuevo decrying it loudly.




Ira Kurzban: ‘The wet foot dry foot policy … was not a positive policy’

Ira Kurzban: ‘The wet foot dry foot policy … was not a positive policy’

The elimination of the policy may, or may not, have any effect on current practice. If it suggests that a person out in the coastal waters of the U.S. may claim asylum then it represents a change in policy consistent with international law.




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