[OP-ED]: Mad at everyone

 07/03/2017 - 17:41
Not surprisingly, the system has become self-perpetuating. It feeds on mutual recriminations. On this July 4, the Founders -- who had deep disagreements, but compromised -- would doubtlessly disapprove.

This is the summer of our discontent. As Americans celebrate July 4, they are mad at their leaders, mad at their government and mad at each other. A recent Pew poll finds that “public trust in government remains near historic lows.” Just 20 percent of Americans trust the government to “do the right thing just about always or most of the time.” The comparable figures were 40 percent in 2000 and almost 80 percent in the early 1960s. There has been a long-term loss of trust.

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 5:30pm

[OP-ED]: Enojados con todos

 07/03/2017 - 17:38
No es de sorprender que el sistema se perpetúe a sí mismo. Se alimenta de recriminaciones mutuas. Este 4 de julio, los Creadores de la Constitución—que tuvieron profundos desacuerdos, pero negociaron—sin duda alguna, no aprobarían la situación

Es el verano de nuestro descontento. Mientras los norteamericanos celebran el 4 de julio, están enojados con sus dirigentes, enojados con su gobierno y enojados los unos con los otros. Una reciente encuesta de Pew halla que “la confianza de la población en el gobierno sigue en un punto bajo casi histórico.” Sólo un 20 por ciento confía que el gobierno “haga lo correcto casi siempre o la mayor parte del tiempo.” En 2000 esas cifras eran de un 40 por ciento y a comienzos de la década de 1960 de casi un 80 por ciento. Se ha producido una pérdida a largo plazo.

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 5:30pm

Republican health plan is a death sentence for US Latinos, Democrats say.

 06/29/2017 - 03:51
Spectators listen as US Democratic Senator from New Jersey Bob Menendez delivers remarks at a press conference in opposition to the Senate Republican health care bill on the US Capitol grounds in Washington, DC, USA, 28 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

The independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that under the bill drafted by Republican senators, roughly 22 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026.  That number includes some 6 million Latinos, 1 million of them children, according to La Raza.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 3:45am
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Republican divisions force postponement of healthcare bill vote

 06/28/2017 - 05:27
Senate Majority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell (R) turns away from the microphones beside Republican Senator from Texas John Cornyn (L) after speaking to members of the news media outside the West Wing of the White House following a meeting to discuss healthcare legislation with Senate Republicans and US President Donald J. Trump, in Washington, DC, USA, 27 June 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

 US Senate Republicans on Tuesday found themselves forced - due to internal divisions - to postpone a vote on the controversial bill designed to replace former President Barack Obama"s healthcare reform, a bill that could leave more than 20 million Americans without medical coverage.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 5:30am
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