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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.

Democrats lose an iconic battle in Georgia

 06/21/2017 - 12:37
Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives, during an election party for her candidacy today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. EFE/Branden Camp
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Republican Karen Handel declared herself the winner in the special election in Georgia, in what many posed as an assessment bout of Donald Trump's approval.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives, during an election party for her candidacy today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. EFE/Branden Camp

[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]: La “N-word” y otros sinsentidos del Apartheid en América

 06/19/2017 - 09:11
Una Banca afuera de la Corte Suprema, en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, recuerda el pasado que la mayoría de sudafricanos intentan superar para que no afecte su presente ni su futuro. Linn Washington
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Donald Trump lanzó su atrevida pero finalmente exitosa campaña para la presidencia de Estados Unidos en junio del 2015 con un discurso intolerante contra los mexicanos, en particular, y contra los latinos en general.

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 9:15am
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Una Banca afuera de la Corte Suprema, en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, recuerda el pasado que la mayoría de sudafricanos intentan superar para que no afecte su presente ni su futuro. Linn Washington

Trump: Virginia park shooting suspect died of gunshot wounds

 06/14/2017 - 15:21
People stand near the scene of a shooting at the practice of the Republican congressional baseball team at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, 14 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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The suspect in a shooting Wednesday morning at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, a suburb of the United States capital, has died of his wounds.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 3:15pm
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People stand near the scene of a shooting at the practice of the Republican congressional baseball team at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, 14 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

"An Appalling Lie": Attorney General Sessions Rejects Charges of Collution with Russia

 06/14/2017 - 02:28
Attorney General Jeff Sessions gestures while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the FBI's investigation into the Trump administration, and its possible collusion with Russia during the campaign, in the Hart Senate office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions angrily denied the suggestion that he colluded with Russians during the 2016 election, calling allegations an “appalling and detestable lie.” 

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 2:00am
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions gestures while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the FBI's investigation into the Trump administration, and its possible collusion with Russia during the campaign, in the Hart Senate office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

[OP-ED]: The “N-word” And Other Apartheid Nonsense In America

 06/12/2017 - 09:23
Bench outside a Cape Town office of South Africa's Supreme Court reminding of the past that most South Africans do not want to pollute their present and future. LBW Photo

[OP-ED]: In his dealings with Trump, Comey was no hero

 06/12/2017 - 08:32
Former FBI Director James Comey departs a closed committee meeting which followed his much-anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the FBI's investigation into the Trump administration, and its possible collusion with Russia during the campaign, in the Hart Senate office Building in Washington, DC, USA. EFE
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It’s now clear that James Comey is a highly capable lawyer with only one client: James Comey.

The former FBI director may not need an attorney. But he could really use a public relations firm to help him rehabilitate his image. 

That’s because, if you paid attention to Comey’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, you know that President Trump isn’t the only person with a credibility problem.

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 8:15am
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Former FBI Director James Comey departs a closed committee meeting which followed his much-anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the FBI's investigation into the Trump administration, and its possible collusion with Russia during the campaign, in the Hart Senate office Building in Washington, DC, USA. EFE

In low-turnout referendum, Puerto Rico opts for statehood

 06/12/2017 - 05:09
A view of the exterior of a polling place on June 11, 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where residents are voting in a non-binding referendum on the island's political status. EFE/Thais Llorca
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Gov. Ricardo Rossello said that the "historic" triumph of the statehood option is a call "to put an end to the colonial relationship with the United States."

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 5:00am
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A view of the exterior of a polling place on June 11, 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where residents are voting in a non-binding referendum on the island's political status. EFE/Thais Llorca

UK Prime Minister Under Fire after Losing Parliamentary Majority at Snap elections

 06/09/2017 - 03:26
British Prime Minister Theresa May (R) and her husband Philip leave the Conservative headquarters in central London, England, Britain, 09 June 2017. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Theresa May called for this snap general elections three months earlier, hoping to assert her mandate before her government begun negotiations over withdrawing from the European Union. It turned to be a bad idea.

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 2:45am
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British Prime Minister Theresa May (R) and her husband Philip leave the Conservative headquarters in central London, England, Britain, 09 June 2017. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA