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Frequently asked questions on President Trump’s Cuba announcement

Frequently asked questions on President Trump’s Cuba announcement

The Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control on Friday, June 16, issued the following frequently asked questions on President Trump’s Cuba announcement.

Trump’s Miami visit: More questions than answers

Trump’s Miami visit: More questions than answers

Miami is in an uproar with speculation of what may be coming after almost three years of political thaw between the U.S. and Cuba. Nobody seems to really know what this Friday might bring us. In fact, not everyone is sure that President Trump will address the Cuba rollback during his visit to Miami.

Dying for business

Dying for business

Numbers make clear the perversity of a policy proposed by the Trump administration that will cripple the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Here’s just one example: In 1970, 38 workers died daily at work. By 2015, that number had dropped to 13, a decrease of almost two-thirds.

Engage Cuba: It would be a shame if President Trump rolls back Cuba policy

Engage Cuba: It would be a shame if President Trump rolls back Cuba policy

James Williams released a statement on behalf of Engage Cuba, an organization he presides that continues to work on behalf of a better U.S.-Cuba relationship, stating that a rollback of advances made over the last more than two years would be a shame and bad politics.

Comey’s comments and America’s lack of self-awareness

Comey’s comments and America’s lack of self-awareness

Former FBI head James Comey’s testimony before a Senate Intelligence Committee provides a fascinating, yet completely predictable, insight into America’s continued ability to sustain an impressive lack of self-awareness. Lacking was the appreciation among the political and media elite of America’s own long standing meddling in the elections and internal matters of other countries.

Economic inequality & environmental destruction: Capitalism reverts to its normal state

Economic inequality & environmental destruction: Capitalism reverts to its normal state

Watching Trump as he rolls out policy after policy, one might conclude he has studied Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ closely and then done exactly the opposite of the book’s every insight, analysis, and recommendation.

Why would Donald Trump adopt Marco Rubio’s failed Cuba policy?

Why would Donald Trump adopt Marco Rubio’s failed Cuba policy?

In an article written in January of this year before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, Professor LeoGrande argued logically for maintaining the U.S.’s current political course with Cuba. He states that almost no one supports the old policy of hostility toward Cuba except the older generation of Cuban American exiles in South Florida and their favorite politicians.

Out of control: Trump’s travels and troubles

Out of control: Trump’s travels and troubles

On his first foreign trip, President Trump was a caricature of himself and his country: the Ugly American on steroids. He is not a deviation in the Republican long march to the right; he is the sum and the embodiment of the evil perpetrated by the GOP’s race toward the moral black hole of absolute social injustice.

TDC and The Hill: Trump will rollback Obama Cuba policies in June

TDC and The Hill: Trump will rollback Obama Cuba policies in June

There appears to be bad news in the horizon dealing with Cuba travel. The Daily Caller and The Hill are reporting that “President Donald Trump is set to announce a rollback of former President Barack Obama’s policies toward Cuba.” The report states that President Trump will make his decision public during a scheduled visit to Miami in June.

It’s all about the 2018 midterm elections

It’s all about the 2018 midterm elections

A politician’s magic touch is knowing where and how to touch the citizens’ fiber, or an important part of it. Such is the case of former President Obama and the health-care system he instituted, known as Obamacare. For his part, President Trump also knows that the 2018 elections could change the correlation of forces on Capitol Hill.

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