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Héroes indeseados: el veto a los soldados transgénero

 08/08/2017 - 16:44
El presidente Trump vetó a los ciudadanos transgénero de las FF.AA. basado en supuestos “costos tremendos”. Hay estudios que indican que se equivoca (una vez más).

Argumentando razones económicas, el presidente Trump anunció que el Departamento de Defensa no volverá a reclutar a personas transgénero. Varios estudios indican que el mandatario no solo da un paso atrás en la inclusión de la comunidad LGBT a las FFAA, sino que su medida podría afectar moralmente a la tropa. 

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Próxima Parada: Innovación

 07/05/2017 - 14:12
SEPTA isn't stopping with the SEPTA Key, new changes to the system are coming as early as July.

Coherente con su misión desde los inicios de su carrera dentro de la compañía y con un gran conocimiento de la estructura básica y el funcionamiento de ésta, el director general de SEPTA, Jeffrey D. Knueppel, habló en exclusiva con AL DIA sobre la transformación de la empresa de transporte público de Filadelfia de cara a los retos del siglo XXI.

[OP-ED]: Preparing for the next panic -- or not

 06/06/2017 - 17:15
The “American economy will need a coordinated response, particularly if the entire financial system suffers a panic or lack of liquidity.” Bankruptcy judges cannot provide this response. It is best left to the Treasury, Federal Reserve and FDIC.

When the next financial crisis hits -- an event that may be years or decades away -- we will learn whether this Congress and the president drew the right lessons from the 2008-09 financial crisis. Congress is arguing over whether government can avoid “bailouts” of large financial institutions and still prevent a full-blown crisis. With all of President Trump’s trials and tribulations, hardly anyone is paying attention.

Santos tras su encuentro con Trump: "Nosotros no construimos muros"

 05/19/2017 - 08:26
US President Donald J. Trump (R) shakes hands with President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos (L) during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

El presidente de EEUU Donald Trump dio el jueves la bienvenida a su homólogo colombiano, Juan Manuel Santos, de visita oficial en el país. Los líderes expresaron más interés en temas como la erradicación del problema de la cocaína, la lucha contra el tráfico de drogas y la crisis en Venezuela, que en el proceso de Paz en Colombia. 

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[OP-ED]: A Latina congressional candidate whose passion for her community comes through loud and clear

 03/30/2017 - 15:49
In a crowded field of nearly two dozen candidates vying to replace Rep. Xavier Becerra, who was recently appointed California’s attorney general, political observers put María Cabildo (in the image) in the top tier. Foto:goodfoodla.org

 A friend from college once sent me a letter that broke my heart. She and I were part of a posse of Ivy League Latinos who -- while visiting one another at Harvard, Yale, Columbia -- would huddle over Long Island iced teas and lay out our blueprints to change the world.

[OP-ED]: Candidata al Congreso cuya pasión por la comunidad se manifiesta claramente

 03/30/2017 - 15:41
En una elección con casi dos docenas de candidatos que compiten para reemplazar al representante Xavier Becerra, quien fue nombrado recientemente procurador general de California, los observadores políticos consideran que María Cabildo (en la imagen) está en el nivel superior. Foto:goodfoodla.org

Una amiga de la universidad me envió una carta, en una ocasión, que me llenó de tristeza. Ella y yo éramos parte de un grupo de latinos del Ivy League quienes nos visitábamos mutuamente en Harvard, Yale, Columbia, y compartíamos nuestros planes para cambiar el mundo mientras tomábamos un cóctel.

[OP-ED]: Stephen Bannon’s Ideas -- and His Very Different Actions

 02/14/2017 - 14:50
White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks (L) and Senior Counselor to the President and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon walk down the West Wing Colonnade following a bilateral meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House in Washington, DC, USA. EFE

Perhaps it’s just me, but a few weeks into the Trump presidency, between the tweets, executive orders, attacks and counterattacks, I feel dizzy. So I’ve decided to take a break from the daily barrage and try to find the signal amid the noise: What is the underlying philosophy of this administration?

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Fareed Zakaria

[OP-ED]: The real Dodd-Frank scandal

 02/14/2017 - 09:53
Like many others, Geithner -- a critical player in containing the breakdown -- doubts the United States faces “a major financial crisis anytime soon.” To justify this, he offers both statistics and common sense. Foto: today.com
 
 

Comes now Timothy Geithner, treasury secretary from 2009 to 2013, to tell you that much of what you “know” about Dodd-Frank -- Congress’ response to the 2008-09 financial crisis -- is wrong. It’s a timely review because the Trump administration is promising to overhaul the law. The title of Geithner’s essay, carried in the current issue of Foreign Affairs, is simple: “Are We Safe Yet?” The answer is not so simple.

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Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: El verdadero escándalo Dodd-Frank

 02/14/2017 - 09:49
Como muchos otros, Geithner--actor principal en la contención de la crisis--duda que Estados Unidos enfrente “una crisis financiera importante en un futuro cercano.” Para justificar esa opinión, ofrece estadísticas y sentido común. Foto: today.com
 
 

Ahora viene Timothy Geithner, secretario del Tesoro entre 2009 y 2013, para decirnos que mucho de lo que “sabemos” sobre Dodd-Frank--la respuesta del Congreso a la crisis financiera 2008-9--es incorrecto. Es una revisión oportuna, porque el gobierno de Trump promete reorganizar la ley. El título del ensayo de Geithner, publicado en el número actual de Foreign Affairs, es simple: “Are We Safe Yet?” La respuesta no es tan simple.

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Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: Why tax reform will be a slog

 01/19/2017 - 08:18
Whatever the explanation, the many pass-through taxpayers loom over the impending tax reform debate. Interestingly, the Tax Foundation suggests that the pass-through treatment should remain because it doesn’t discriminate against labor income. It is “difficult to justify why income from pass-through businesses should be subject to lower tax rates than income from wages and salaries,” the report says.

Tax “reform,” starting with taxes on business, seems to be on everyone’s agenda, and it may be a place where the incoming Trump administration and its Democratic critics find common ground. But it’s still going to be a slog, and one reason is so-called “pass-through” businesses whose taxes are levied at personal income tax rates.

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Robert J. Samuelson