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NRA-backed politicians turn their backs on Florida children

NRA-backed politicians turn their backs on Florida children

One hundred students from Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, traveled in buses to Tallahassee. Inside the Florida Capitol they were met with reality. There to discuss the state gun laws, Florida legislators were too busy debating what they consider a bigger menace to our society — pornography — effectively shunning the kids.

The three choices when it comes to Trump

The three choices when it comes to Trump

The third choice is one that can make it harder for Trump to damage this country. All one has to do is get active. This coming November 6, 34 Senate seats, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, and 36 governorships will be up for election or re-election.

Republicans target social programs to pay for tax cuts for the rich

Republicans target social programs to pay for tax cuts for the rich

Having passed a tax law that richly rewards the very rich, the Republicans now want the rest of us to pay the freight. The GOP tax “reform” creates a huge fiscal hole that Republicans intend to plug by picking the pockets of ordinary people.

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.

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.

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.

Gross rejects Trump plan to launch ‘task force’ into Cuban cyberspace

Gross rejects Trump plan to launch ‘task force’ into Cuban cyberspace

Alan Gross, the elderly American who tried to smuggle electronic equipment into Cuba to start an unauthorized Internet system, reacted to the U.S. plan to convene a Cuba Internet Task Force stating: “Are you kidding me? We’re supposed to learn from our mistakes.”

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