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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.


Trump’s media blackouts and ‘alternative’ realities

Trump’s media blackouts and ‘alternative’ realities

The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency. It has has also ordered a “temporary suspension” of all new business activities at the department, including issuing task orders or work assignments to EPA contractors.


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.


Hidden figures, girls and math

Hidden figures, girls and math

We live in a society that does not make it easy on women. Many pioneering women have too often been relegated to becoming hidden figures of history, only later to be dug out like a diamond, decades after their accomplishments have become part of forgotten stories.


America takes a giant leap backward, 140 characters at a time

America takes a giant leap backward, 140 characters at a time

He is not a man of eloquence. His life appears limited to 140 characters at a time, which includes carefully studied sound bites. His choppy discourse often evokes a vulgar American exceptionalism, and he sprinkles it with downright lies. Still, his shortcomings may have been key to his victory this past November.


Renegade Republicans, including two from Miami, sought to weaken ethics police in Congress

Renegade Republicans, including two from Miami, sought to weaken ethics police in Congress

The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) became better known to the American public this week when a group of House Republicans, which included two members from the Miami area, behind closed doors and unbeknownst to most, attempted to gut the OCE on Monday night before the start of the new congress.


Follow the money… and Marco Rubio

Follow the money… and Marco Rubio

The former Darth Vader of U.S. politics still feels he has the right to dictate orders to the president. Although this time he’s taking a back door in a dark alley called Marco Rubio.


Trump’s possible Cuba policy doesn’t look good

Trump’s possible Cuba policy doesn’t look good

Donald Trump wants to hire a known racist to head the attorney general’s office; a climate change denier to head the Environmental Protection Agency; and a surgeon to head housing; and we expect him to do any better when it comes to Cuba?


Trump moves: There goes $15 an hour, and other sad choices

Trump moves: There goes $15 an hour, and other sad choices

Fifteen dollars an hour: A living wage for many Americans. President-elect Donald Trump just made sure that doesn’t happen. Other Trump team choices for key positions in his administration are worrisome, to say the least.


Claver-Carone: A hollow move simply to appease?

Claver-Carone: A hollow move simply to appease?

Earlier this week Mauricio Claver-Carone was tabbed by the Donald Trump team to sit at the table of the president-elect’s group of deciders. Yet, the truth is that Claver-Carone has NOT been named to any official position. We will see if he is, and if so, what job he is offered. And what, if anything, he can influence.


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