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[OP-ED]: America’s postindustrial blues

 06/22/2017 - 09:43
Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.
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Ever since Donald Trump’s election, a cottage industry of politicians, journalists, scholars and commentators has sought to understand what motivates Trump supporters. Theories have ranged from globalization to a rebellion against Washington elitism to racism. But the true cause may have been overlooked: the “postindustrial society.”

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:30am
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Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.

Latino kids back with mom after her release by Border Patrol

 06/20/2017 - 17:49
Photo provided on June 20, 2017 showing Mexican Rosenda Perez (C) next to her older son Francisco Duarte Jr., after being freed just a sort distance from the international border crossing with Mexico in San Ysidro, San Diego, California, United States on June 19, 2017. EFE/David Maung

Rosenda Perez was freed on bail and will continue the legal process at home with her four Duarte children, who stayed home alone for over a month after their parents were detained by ICE agents in front of their house.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:45pm
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Photo provided on June 20, 2017 showing Mexican Rosenda Perez (C) next to her older son Francisco Duarte Jr., after being freed just a sort distance from the international border crossing with Mexico in San Ysidro, San Diego, California, United States on June 19, 2017. EFE/David Maung

Ford to end production of Focus in Mexico, shift to China

 06/20/2017 - 17:30
File photo dated Jan. 7, 2015 showing a Ford Focus, at a factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, United States. EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY
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In January, Ford said the Focus would be made in Hermosillo, but the automaker scrapped plans for a new $1.6 billion plant in San Luis Potosi, a state in central Mexico, in a move that was viewed as a nod to US President Donald Trump, who thanked the automaker.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:30pm
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File photo dated Jan. 7, 2015 showing a Ford Focus, at a factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, United States. EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY

Mexican journalists being spied: "Enrique Peña Nieto needs to offer explanations"

 06/20/2017 - 05:18
Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui (L) and the director of the Miguel Agustin Prodh Human Rights Center, Mario Patron, during a press conference, in Mexico City, Mexico on June 19, 2017. EFE/Hector Perez
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On Monday, The New York Times reported that spyware purchased by Mexican government for use against criminals and terrorists had been turned on journalists.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:15am
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Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui (L) and the director of the Miguel Agustin Prodh Human Rights Center, Mario Patron, during a press conference, in Mexico City, Mexico on June 19, 2017. EFE/Hector Perez

[OP-ED]: Rather than heading to the silver screen, take a moment this summer to look inward

 06/16/2017 - 12:30
Try Michael Sandel’s “Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?,” which covers a wide range of thought provoking questions about civic life and describes the philosophical foundations for competing impulses. (The wonderful 12-hour Harvard lecture series is available to view on YouTube, as well.)
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 Last week, I packed my husband and two sons off to enjoy their much-anticipated viewing of the new superhero movie “Wonder Woman.”

I used to partake in such outings to the summer action blockbuster, but by the time “Wonder Woman” came out, I was already sick and tired of being browbeaten by countless feminine-power “hot takes” and “think pieces,” plus the inevitable reports of outrage.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Try Michael Sandel’s “Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?,” which covers a wide range of thought provoking questions about civic life and describes the philosophical foundations for competing impulses. (The wonderful 12-hour Harvard lecture series is available to view on YouTube, as well.)

[OP-ED]: En lugar de dirigirse a la pantalla grande, dedique un momento este verano a la introspección

 06/16/2017 - 12:26
Recomiendo “Justice: What´s the Right Thing To Do?”, de Michael Sandel, que cubre una amplia gama de interesantes preguntas sobre la vida cívica y describe los fundamentos filosóficos de impulsos contradictorios. (La maravillosa serie de 12 horas de lecciones de Harvard está disponible en YouTube, también.)
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La semana pasada, envié a mi esposo y a mis dos hijos a disfrutar de la muy anticipada película de súper héroes, “Wonder Woman”. 

Antes, solía ser parte de esas salidas al cine para ver la película de acción del verano, pero para cuando se estrenó “Wonder Woman”, ya estaba harta de las innumerables promociones y análisis sobre el poder femenino, más las inevitables expresiones de indignación.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Recomiendo “Justice: What´s the Right Thing To Do?”, de Michael Sandel, que cubre una amplia gama de interesantes preguntas sobre la vida cívica y describe los fundamentos filosóficos de impulsos contradictorios. (La maravillosa serie de 12 horas de lecciones de Harvard está disponible en YouTube, también.)

Will Hemingway survive to Trump's Crack Down on Cuba?

 06/16/2017 - 05:27
When visiting Cuba, Ernest Hemingway used to stay in Hotel Ambos Mundos, in Havana.  EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

If US and Cuba make a step backwards in their diplomatic relations, Hemingway's legacy can be  "in danger" , warn the academics at the 16th International Colloquium Ernest Hemingway in Havana.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 4:45am
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When visiting Cuba, Ernest Hemingway used to stay in Hotel Ambos Mundos, in Havana.  EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

Trump to announce new Cuba policy today

 06/16/2017 - 04:15
Donald Trump is expected to put an end to Obama's efforts to normalize economic and diplomatic relations with Cuba. Clamping down on travel and commercial ties with the island will affect the tourism industry. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

In a speech in Miami, the US President is expected to reverse Obama's policy of rapprochement with Cuba and to announce stiffer rules on travel and commercial ties with the Caribbean island. 

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 3:30am
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Donald Trump is expected to put an end to Obama's efforts to normalize economic and diplomatic relations with Cuba. Clamping down on travel and commercial ties with the island will affect the tourism industry. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

[OP-ED]: Trump isn’t destiny

 06/13/2017 - 15:17
To some extent, the future of America depends on Donald Trump. But it depends even more on how these social and economic trends evolve -- how we cope with them and whether we become a more cohesive society or a more contentious one. EFE
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 It’s time to take a brief break from Donald Trump. Whatever you think of him, there’s no denying that he dominates the news cycle. We seem to assume that the nation’s future depends on Trump’s fate, for better or worse. The reality is otherwise: The nation’s future also hangs on larger economic and social trends that no president can shape.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
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To some extent, the future of America depends on Donald Trump. But it depends even more on how these social and economic trends evolve -- how we cope with them and whether we become a more cohesive society or a more contentious one. EFE

Local business get together to support Covenant House of Pennsylvania

 06/13/2017 - 11:16
The 12th Annual Night of Broadway Stars raised money in support of the Covenant house of Pennsylvania. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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Helping young people in Philadelphia go from homelessness to hope

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 10:30am
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The 12th Annual Night of Broadway Stars raised money in support of the Covenant house of Pennsylvania.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News