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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.

A tax Reform Disguised as Health Care Law

 06/21/2017 - 18:25
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Instead of working with Democrats in a bipartisan way to improve our current health care system, Republicans passed a bill that would allow insurers to bring back discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
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[OP-ED] Bob Casey - US Senator for Pennsylvania
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Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell (R), with colleagues from Wyoming John Barrasso (left) and from Texas John Cornyn (right), talk about the American Health Care Act (AHCA) during a press conference in Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

Mexico determined to find agreement on Venezuelan crisis

 06/21/2017 - 02:39
The General Secretary of OAS Luis Almagro (L) and President of the General Assembly and and Foreign Affairs Secretary of Mexico Luis Videgaray (C) and the Deputy Secretary General of the OAS Nestor Mendez, attend the first plenary of the 47th General Organization of American States (OAS) Assembly in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 20 June 2017. EPA/Mario Guzman
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Mexico"s Foreign Minister is determined to ensure that the upcoming final day of the General Assembly of the Organization of the American States (OAS) on Wednesday will not end without any agreement on the crisis in Venezuela, the key issue that will define the success or failure of the summit.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 2:30am
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The General Secretary of OAS Luis Almagro (L) and President of the General Assembly and and Foreign Affairs Secretary of Mexico Luis Videgaray (C) and the Deputy Secretary General of the OAS Nestor Mendez, attend the first plenary of the 47th General Organization of American States (OAS) Assembly in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 20 June 2017. EPA/Mario Guzman

Crisis in Venezuela will be the center of the OAS General Assembly

 06/19/2017 - 13:33
Venezuelan citizens gather today, Sunday June 18, 2017, around the hotel to host the meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS), which will start this Monday in the city of Cancun, in the state of Quintana Roo (Mexico). EFE/ Alonso Cupul
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The 47th OAS General Assembly will be held on June 21 in Cancún, Mexico, convening the region's foreign ministers to continue the suspended consultation on the crisis in Venezuela during a previous meeting.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Venezuelan citizens gather today, Sunday June 18, 2017, around the hotel to host the meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS), which will start this Monday in the city of Cancun, in the state of Quintana Roo (Mexico). EFE/ Alonso Cupul

“No Guacamole For Immigrant Haters”: the experience of a street artist painting the border in Arizona

 06/19/2017 - 10:52
Harriet Wood, “Hazard” es una artista urbana que dejó su obra solidaria plasmada en las paredes de Ajo, Arizona. Foto suministrada. 
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While hate seems to rise up across the world, the border town Ajo fights for hope through art

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:30am
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Harriet Wood, "Hazard" is an urban artist who left her work of solidarity embodied in the walls of Ajo, Arizona. Photo supplied.

"I used Venezuela as a launch pad to emigrate:" Cuban doctor's quest for freedom

 06/13/2017 - 04:13
A file picture showing a classic car with the flag of the USA passing by the Office of US interests in Cuba, in Havana, Cuba, July 20, 2015. EPA/ERNESTO MASTRASCUSA

The bid to escape poverty in Cuba has left hundreds of Cuban deserters -the majority of them doctors- in an equally untenable position in Venezuela.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 3:30am
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A file picture showing a classic car with the flag of the USA passing by the Office of US interests in Cuba, in Havana, Cuba, July 20, 2015. EPA/ERNESTO MASTRASCUSA

[OP-ED]: What Maher said is no laughing matter

 06/08/2017 - 10:09
HBO needs to fire Maher. He is never going to change. Getting rid of him is the right thing to do. And it would send the message that, even in comedy, decency counts for a lot, and some things are no laughing matter.
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Dear white America, have you ever wondered what people of color think of you?

By “people of color,” I mean those of us non-white Americans who used to be called “minorities.” But that was before we started to become a plurality, and eventually a majority, of the U.S. population.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:00am
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HBO needs to fire Maher. He is never going to change. Getting rid of him is the right thing to do. And it would send the message that, even in comedy, decency counts for a lot, and some things are no laughing matter.

San Antonio demanda a Texas por la ley que prohíbe las "ciudades santuario"

 06/02/2017 - 08:26
Is it the right of a city to manage it's police force? Photo courtesy: Wikimedia.
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El veto de Texas a las "ciudades santuario" ha despertado crispación en varias ciudades del estado. 

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 1:15pm
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foto: Wikimedia.

Putin: "We Are Ready to Talk with Trump"

 06/02/2017 - 02:41
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with heads of international news agencies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 June 2017. EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN / POOL

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.

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:30am
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with heads of international news agencies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 June 2017. EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN / POOL

Republican healthcare plan will cost 23 million people their coverage, CBO says

 05/25/2017 - 03:55
Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaking to the media, in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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The healthcare reform proposed by President Donald Trump to "repeal and replace" ObamaCare, and which was narrowly approved by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, would leave 23 million people without healthcare coverage over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:45am
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Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaking to the media, in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO