Civil War

[OP-ED]: Why polarization is now so deep

 06/20/2017 - 16:09
El congresista Steve Scalise, representante por Luisiana y tercer republicano de mayor rango en la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU., se encuentra en "estado crítico", según informó hoy el hospital en el que fue ingresado tras el tiroteo en en el Parque- Estadio Eugene Simpson, en Alexandria, Virginia EFE
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Wednesday’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice was a ghastly example of the political polarization that is ripping this country apart. Political scientists have shown that Congress is more divided than at any time since the end of Reconstruction.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Congressman Steve Scalise, a representative for Louisiana and the third-ranking Republican in the US House of Representatives, is in "critical condition," according to the hospital where he was admitted after the shooting in the Park - Stadium Eugene Simpson in Alexandria, Virginia. EFE

[OP-ED]: The road to impeachment?

 05/30/2017 - 14:40
Using impeachment as a corrective to Trump’s unfitness to govern risks damaging the integrity of the ballot. EFE
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 I am not a big or even a little fan of President Donald Trump. Many of his policies strike me as undesirable, some in the extreme. His background and temperament have not prepared him for the presidency.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Using impeachment as a corrective to Trump’s unfitness to govern risks damaging the integrity of the ballot. EFE

Trump extends protected status for 59,000 Haitians

 05/23/2017 - 12:12
Debris in the streets of the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Bel-Air, in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake.

The Trump administration has decided to continue protecting thousands of Haitians living in the US since the 2010 earthquake from deportation for another six months. 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:45am
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Debris in the streets of the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Bel-Air, in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake.

[OP-ED]: Trump Policies – Another ‘Trail of Tears?’

 05/05/2017 - 16:57
Exhibit at Museum of the Cherokee Indian. LBWPhoto

Heating Up: Macron and Le Pen clash in TV debate ahead of France election

 05/04/2017 - 04:57
Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen face off in a final televised debate on 03 May that will showcase their starkly different visions of France's future ahead of this weekend's presidential election run-off. EPA/ERIC FEFERBERG / POOL

 The two presidential candidates of France, the socio-liberal Emmanuel Macron and the far right Marine Le Pen, held a brutal televised debate on Wednesday evening, three days before the presidential runoff elections on May 7.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 4:45am
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Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen face off in a final televised debate on 03 May that will showcase their starkly different visions of France's future ahead of this weekend's presidential election run-off. EPA/ERIC FEFERBERG / POOL

After approval for a bipartisan budget, Trump calls for a government “shutdown”

 05/02/2017 - 15:31
US President Donald Trump (R) along with Vice President Mike Pence (L) addresses the Independent Bankers Association at the Kennedy White House Garden, Washington, USA on May 1, 2017. EFE / Jim Lo Scalzo

[OP-ED]: How to avoid Trump Derangement Syndrome

 04/18/2017 - 10:41
Many of Trump’s campaign promises and policies are idiotic and unworkable. It was always likely that he would reverse them, as he has begun to do this week on several fronts. EFE

I didn’t really believe that there was such a thing as Trump Derangement Syndrome -- hatred of Donald Trump so intense that it impairs people’s judgment.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 10:30am
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Many of Trump’s campaign promises and policies are idiotic and unworkable. It was always likely that he would reverse them, as he has begun to do this week on several fronts. EFE

[OP-ED]: A strike is not a strategy

 04/11/2017 - 14:40
A handout photo made available by the US Navy Office of Information shows the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launching a missile strike while in the Mediterranean Sea, Apr. 7, 2017. EPA

There is much to applaud in President Trump’s decision to attack the Bashar Assad regime this week. It punished a regime that has engaged in war crimes against its own people. It upheld an international norm against chemical weapons.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 2:30pm
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A handout photo made available by the US Navy Office of Information shows the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launching a missile strike while in the Mediterranean Sea, Apr. 7, 2017. EPA

[OP-ED]: The national slush fund

 03/27/2017 - 09:29
El presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump (i), y la administradora de los Centros de los programas de seguros de salud Medicare y Medicaid, Seema Verma (d), durante un panel sobre el plan sanitario republicano en la Sala Roosevelt de la Casa Blanca en Washington, Estados Unidos,

There was bound to be a political commotion when the Trump administration released its 2018 budget.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 8:30am
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President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders on Wednesday redoubled their efforts to try and secure the necessary votes to pass their healthcare reform bill in the House of Representatives later this week.

A House Divided: Why the Republican healthcare bill was doomed and what to do next?

 03/25/2017 - 05:47
US President Donald Trump reacts after Republicans pulled their health care bill from the House floor on Friday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, 24 March 2017, as US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price (L) look on. EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL
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Backing off from their key campaign promise marks a big defeat for both Ryan and the president, who’d pushed hard for the bill and then pressed for a vote on it. Trump is now presenting himself as a bystander to the loss, and Republican voters may well side with him.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 5:30am
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US President Donald Trump reacts after Republicans pulled their health care bill from the House floor on Friday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, 24 March 2017, as US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price (L) look on. EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL