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The Fallout: Trump faces growing backlash over comments about Charlottesville

 08/17/2017 - 04:36
 The president of the United States, Donald Trump, chairing a meeting of a business advisory council. Trump dissolved two of these councils on Aug. 16, 2017, after several chief executive officers quit over his remarks about last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. EFE

The President dissolved two business adversary councils on Wednesday after several chief executive officers quit over his remarks about last weekend"s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump's remarks als sparked condemnation from his fellow Republicans, including two Bush presidents, who issued an statement condemning 'racial bigotry'. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 4:00am
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[OP-ED]: The real problem for the Democrats

 07/04/2017 - 16:02
The Democratic Party has reacted to its series of recent election losses by once again concluding that it needs a better economic message. As Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said last Sunday, “Democrats need a strong, bold, sharp-edged and common-sense economic agenda.” EFE

The only disagreement within the party is about how sharp-edged and left-wing that message should be. But it is increasingly clear that the problem for Democrats has little to do with economics and much more to do with a cluster of issues they would rather not revisit -- about culture, social mores and national identity.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 4:00pm

[OP-ED]: El problema real para los demócratas

 07/04/2017 - 15:58
El Partido Demócrata ha reaccionado a su serie de recientes pérdidas electorales, concluyendo una vez más que necesita un mensaje económico mejor. Tal como dijo el líder de la minoría del senado Chuck Schumer el último domingo: “los demócratas necesitan un programa económico fuerte, audaz, afilado y que tenga sentido común”. EFE

El único desacuerdo dentro del partido es sobre cuán afilado e izquierdista debería ser ese mensaje. Pero cada vez resulta más claro que el problema para los demócratas poco tiene que ver con la economía y mucho más con un conjunto de temas que no les gustaría volver a examinar: la cultura, las costumbres sociales y la identidad nacional. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 4:00pm