Opinion

Facebook Admits It's Being Used by Governments to Manipulate Opinion

 04/28/2017 - 05:14
EFE/Richie B. Tongo

Facebook has publicly acknowledged that its platform has been exploited by governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries.

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[OP-ED]: The bumpy road to adulthood

 04/27/2017 - 14:43
The Great Recession’s high unemployment surely drove many young people back to their parents. The actual number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home totaled 24 million in 2015. Two-thirds say they’re happy with their home life. The fact that more Americans go to college and graduate school than in the past has also delayed marriage, living independently and having children.
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Growing up isn’t what it used to be. There’s a yawning gap between the end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood: a period when millions of 20-somethings and 30-somethings have many adult freedoms without all the responsibilities. Social scientists have tried -- so far in vain -- to name this new life-stage, but no one should question its significance.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:00am
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The Great Recession’s high unemployment surely drove many young people back to their parents. The actual number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home totaled 24 million in 2015. Two-thirds say they’re happy with their home life. The fact that more Americans go to college and graduate school than in the past has also delayed marriage, living independently and having children.

[OP-ED]: Who loves free trade? We do -- sometimes

 04/21/2017 - 08:16
Outgoing Governor of the Bank of Mexico, Agustin Carstens (i), along with Brookings Institute of Economic Studies expert David Wessel (d) speak at a conference organized by the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Carstens said today that the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) requested by the US Can offer a win-win situation for all member countries. EFE
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Everyone “knows” that Americans have soured on free trade and globalization, as President Trump keeps saying. 

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00am
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Outgoing Governor of the Bank of Mexico, Agustin Carstens (i), along with Brookings Institute of Economic Studies expert David Wessel (d) speak at a conference organized by the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Carstens said today that the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) requested by the US Can offer a win-win situation for all member countries. EFE

Vicente Fox without the "F" word

 04/12/2017 - 18:52
Vicente Fox le concedió una entrevista exclusiva a AL DÍA News durante su visita a Filadelfia, invitado por el World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News. 

The former president of Mexico came to Philadelphia to talk about the wall, this time in a very different way.  

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Vicente Fox granted an exclusive interview to AL DÍA News during his visit to Philadelphia, invited by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

[OP-ED]:Taxes -- the great uniter?

 04/11/2017 - 13:05
Around four in five Americans ... see taxpaying as a moral responsibility and tax evasion as morally wrong
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 As Tax Day -- April 18 this year -- approaches, we are confronted once again with the apparently enduring reality that Americans hate to pay taxes. 

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Around four in five Americans ... see taxpaying as a moral responsibility and tax evasion as morally wrong

[OP-ED]: Guys, are you trapped in a ‘Man Box’?

 04/10/2017 - 08:04
Clearly, young men need more avenues for support, more good role models, and a society in which fewer men -- and women -- celebrate brutish male behavior.

Shoot first and ask later

 04/07/2017 - 15:46
Moment of the launch of a self-guided missile from the destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) at an unspecified point on the Mediterranean Sea, early morning today, April 7, 2017. EFE / Seaman Ford Williams / US Navy / Handout
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During early hours of Friday (Damascus time), the United States government deployed a bombing to an airbase in central Syria.

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Moment of the launch of a self-guided missile from the destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) at an unspecified point on the Mediterranean Sea, early morning today, April 7, 2017. EFE / Seaman Ford Williams / US Navy / Handout

[OP-ED]: America’s parliamentary disaster

 04/07/2017 - 12:29
For decades, the United States governed itself by a system that favored centrist consensus -- not always wise, to be sure -- whereas our invisible parliamentary system does just the opposite. It empowers the fringes and weakens the center. True, most of our major social and political conflicts have independent origins. But parliamentary politics is making them worse.
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America’s Congress is quietly becoming a European-style parliament -- and the transformation isn’t for the good. Congress is fanning, not defusing, conflict. 

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For decades, the United States governed itself by a system that favored centrist consensus -- not always wise, to be sure -- whereas our invisible parliamentary system does just the opposite. It empowers the fringes and weakens the center. True, most of our major social and political conflicts have independent origins. But parliamentary politics is making them worse.

You can still be fired for being gay - legally

 04/06/2017 - 10:42
The U.S. Supreme Court may have to decide if the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will protect LGBT workers from employer discrimination. 
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A ruling in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has prompted new discussions of workplace protection of LGBT employees.

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The U.S. Supreme Court may have to decide if the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will protect LGBT workers from employer discrimination. 

Hispanas: seis mujeres, una sola historia

 04/05/2017 - 11:53
Six successful women talked about the importance of education and opportunities looking forward to closing the gap between men and women.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

Pese a que todavía existen brechas en temas como el acceso a la educación y la equidad salarial, miles de latinas están liderando los índices de acceso a educación superior y creación de empresas. AL DÍA News reconocerá este 12 de abril seis experiencias exitosas.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:30am
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Seis mujeres exitosas en sus profesiones hablaron sobre la importancia de tener acceso a la educación y a oportunidades en la lucha para cerrar la brecha que separa a hombres y mujeres en Estados Unidos.  Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

 

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