When people my age look back on their college days, they often recall being “starving” students. But, back in a time when it was possible to complete a university education with some scholarships, a modest student loan and a part-time job, few of my peers were ever truly hungry.
The Trump administration is determined to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) -- which created a single market from Mexico’s southern border to the Yukon -- but the main political appeal of this policy rests on a popular myth: that “fair” trade requires the United States to have a surplus or balanced trade with both Mexico and Canada.
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.
This week, Vladmir Putin, President of Russia, gave an interview with a pool of international journalists, in which he said that the policy of sanctions towards Cuba only worked to punish the Cubans, and that Obama was on the right path.
From the iconic photo of the Mexican actors“dream team” to mariachi celebrations, the 2017 Cannes Festival edition has embraced Latin American culture. Mexican director Michel Franco pesented “April’s Daughter,” with Spanish actress Emma Suárez, another vision of yet another Latin American broken family.
El pájaro tirándole a la escopeta. Eso es lo que parece hacer Donald Trump cuando condena a otras naciones que, según él, tienen pobres actuaciones en cuanto a derechos humanos. Tal parece que, para el presidente norteamericano, la alimentación, la salud, la vivienda y la educación no son derechos humanos.
The pot calling the kettle black. That’s what President Trump condemnation of other nations for their human rights record feels like. Apparently for him food, health housing and education do not fall into that category.
The aim is to change the meaning associated with the razor wire, said Lozano, from "a symbol of jail, separation, border" into the complete opposite.
Data on the most recent quarter triggered some disappointment among analysts, who had expected the sales of smartphones to reach 52 million units.
Black teachers make a difference.
I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher -- and probably many more I’m forgetting in the haze of the past quarter-century.
The reason immigrant appreciation efforts, like the “Day Without Immigrants” events this past February, fall flat is because few people really feel any pain.
La Casa Blanca publicó el viernes las declaraciones financieras de decenas de sus altos cargos confirmando que el presidente, Donald Trump, se ha rodeado de funcionarios pudientes, entre ellos su hija Ivanka Trump y su yerno, Jared Kushner.
President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are the beneficiaries of interests worth as much as $740 million. Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, has made millions promoting right-wing thought.
Geoff Hurst’ goal in the championship game of the 1966 World Cup or Diego Maradona’s hand score in the 1986 World Cup. Without going that far in time everybody remembers Sergio Ramos’ goal in an offside position in the last Champions League final contest or, less than a month ago the penalty kick awarded to Barcelona for a non-existing foul on Luis Suárez by a Paris Saint-Germain defender…
There was bound to be a political commotion when the Trump administration released its 2018 budget.
What we learned from the latest “score” by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) of Obamacare and the Trump administration’s “repeal and replace” plan is what we should have known all along.
Moms and dads: Do you know what your teen is doing on the internet right now?
It’s never easy to tell with kids always on their phones and plugged in to the newest social media platforms, but they could be tuned in to alcohol advertising.
”Mexico braces for a trade war with Washington,” headline in the Financial Times, Jan. 31, 2017.
Let’s hope not, because a trade war triggered by President Trump would be an act of pure economic aggression, unjustified either by the United States’ economic and political interests or by Mexico’s behavior. It would be the economic equivalent of Russia’s seizure of the Crimea, a raw exercise in bullying.
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.
With wavering positions on a variety of topics, Trump's cabinet nominees may be the clearest picture we get of what a Trump presidency may look like. Largely rich, white, and male with no Latino in sight, the white house will certainly uphold the title.
I have been writing for some time -- not years, but decades - that we are slowly turning the federal government into an old-age and health care agency.
This week, people across the land will buy pink, frilly, and/or shiny
stuff to commemorate the Herculean effort their moms put into birthing
and raising them. As if brunch and a gift card to the local nail spa
could ever really express anyone's gratitude for not being left by the
side of the road after a particularly colicky night!