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U.S. ousts two Cuban diplomats citing mysterious 2016 ‘incident’

U.S. ousts two Cuban diplomats citing mysterious 2016 ‘incident’

The U.S. State Department has asked two officials of the Cuban Embassy in Washington to leave the country, according to Heather Nauert, a spokeswoman for the U.S. diplomatic corps. The reason given for their expulsions are “incidents” involving the health of Americans stationed in Havana.

Night thoughts on Trump and America

Night thoughts on Trump and America

With Donald Trump away vacationing at one of his golf resorts, the rest of us may have a chance to relax. But in truth it’s more like a short break in a continuing nightmare. Just enough time to turn on the light, look at the clock and ponder where we are, before the nightmare envelopes us again.

Sessions’ DOJ says it’s OK to purge infrequent voters from Ohio rolls

Sessions’ DOJ says it’s OK to purge infrequent voters from Ohio rolls

The Obama administration was against the state’s practice of purging inactive voters from the rolls, but this week, the Trump administration reversed course. The brief is not the administration’s first action that could lead to voter purges.

Trump’s immigration proposal is racist to the core

Trump’s immigration proposal is racist to the core

The Trump administration’s new immigration proposal aims at maintaining the demographic predominance and cultural/linguistic monopoly of the fictitious “Anglo-Saxon” race. These new nativists focus on what they see as the root of the ethnic and cultural transformation underway in the United States since the late 1960s.

The madness of king Donald

The madness of king Donald

The time has come for President Donald Trump to look in the mirror and say: “You’re fired!” Delusions of grandeur on this scale, distortions of reality of this magnitude, are typical of certain cases of psychosis. The person who insists he is Napoleon is the archetype.

Give Trump credit for creating the worst, yet most successful, reality show of all time

Give Trump credit for creating the worst, yet most successful, reality show of all time

The U.S. has become the equivalent of one of those Spanish language telenovelas, with a mix of Kerry Washington’s Amanda Pope in the TV series “Scandal,” and just a touch of the 1980s television prime time love-hate family feud fueled by wealth, “Dynasty.”

Trump’s intransigence leads Cuba, Russia to throw up their hands, not hold them out

Trump’s intransigence leads Cuba, Russia to throw up their hands, not hold them out

Both Cuba and Russia have decided that, as long as U.S. President Donald Trump maintains a bellicose stance toward both countries, further attempts to improve relations with Washington will be futile. Far better it will be — the thinking apparently goes — to strengthen the links between Havana and Moscow and move on.

Donald Trump’s war on the 1960s

Donald Trump’s war on the 1960s

What Donald Trump and his followers hope to do is not necessarily turn back the clock to the 1950s, but rather restore a social order, value system and “real America” that they believe was hijacked by the liberal culture, politics, thought leaders and policy priorities that emerged from the ’60s.

McCain’s vote might afford us some leftover ‘cake’ when it comes to our healthcare

McCain’s vote might afford us some leftover ‘cake’ when it comes to our healthcare

Now what? This was the two word question that dominated the conversation yesterday after the procedural vote taken by the U.S. Senate allowing them to debate the elimination and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, known by most as Obamacare.

To serve and protect

To serve and protect

The reasons why cops kill without justification and get away with it are complex: institutional, racial, economic and more. But the factor least considered and probably most important is cultural. There is a strong militaristic streak in American culture. While fortunately there is a bright red line between police and military functions, there are many points of intersection.

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