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The fire this time…

The fire this time…

London’s Grenfell Tower is a perfect microcosm, an apt metaphor for a whole “philosophy” that in this country has been gaining predominance for decades, culminating with Donald Trump: profits over life; profits over fairness; profits over nature; profits over all.

Senate bill not a health care bill, but a massive transfer of wealth to the richest in America

Senate bill not a health care bill, but a massive transfer of wealth to the richest in America

We didn’t fight for the Affordable Care Act for more than a year in the public square for any personal or political gain – we fought for it because we knew it would save lives, prevent financial misery, and ultimately set this country we love on a better, healthier course.

Obama’s Cuba opening more popular in Florida than Trump’s new measures

Obama’s Cuba opening more popular in Florida than Trump’s new measures

President Trump visited Miami last week and committed to much of the same old nonsense that has been uttered time and again over the past almost 60 years. A poll conducted right after the Trump speech shows that Barack Obama’s opening with the island nation is more popular in Florida than Trump’s hardline Cold War rhetoric.

Trump spokesman fudges; Cuban minister answers straight

Trump spokesman fudges; Cuban minister answers straight

At Monday’s White House press briefing, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer was asked two questions about Cuba, specifically about American fugitives living on the island. He answered neither, sidestepping the issue. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, on the other hand, said Monday in Vienna offered the reasons why Cuba gave the American fugitives asylum in the first place.

The real reason behind Trump’s Cuba policy

The real reason behind Trump’s Cuba policy

The new president could have totally dismantled the normalization process that Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro announced in December 2014. Instead, Trump focused on the most successful aspect of that opening – the easing of travel restrictions.

Trump does Miami

Trump does Miami

The majority of Cubans in Miami no longer support a hardline policy toward Cuba, which is probably why Trump didn’t reinstate the whole Cuba package of the Bush years. But, as long as the Diaz-Balarts of this city and their ilk continue to bellow from seats of power, Miami will still be a zoo.

Marazul: President Trump’s June 16 speech and its effects on ‘individual’ travel to Cuba

Marazul: President Trump’s June 16 speech and its effects on ‘individual’ travel to Cuba

Marazul offers guidelines for those planning to travel to Cuba in the near future. There are June 16 before and after rules, especially when dealing with individual travel.

Donald Trump in Miami

Donald Trump in Miami

Once again, a U.S. president shows up in Miami to promise the fall of the Cuban regime. The difference this time is that rhetoric will no longer ensure the Cuban-American vote, the Cold War ended long ago, and the support of a collaboration of a couple of Congressmen from south Florida could be extremely toxic.

Russian politologist: Trump will surely squeeze Cuba

Russian politologist: Trump will surely squeeze Cuba

President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse the political thaw initiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama, could ultimately lead to the imposition of new economic sanctions against Cuba, according to renowned Russian politologist, Andrei Sidorov.

Trump’s new Cuba policy – we’re back in 1987

Trump’s new Cuba policy – we’re back in 1987

President Donald Trump’s speech reflecting the contentious relationship between Cuba and the United States was a perfect speech if it had been made 30 years earlier. Those days, thankfully, have passed and the key takeaway from Trump’s minor (though important) changes to Obama’s policy is the further indication that the forces to end the embargo are winning the war.

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