politics

[OP-ED]: It’s getting harder to tell the journalists from the performers

 06/26/2017 - 08:29
En abril de 2015, mientras trabajaba como corresponsal político en jefe para Politico, Thrush envió una serie inapropiada de emails al presidente de la campaña de Hillary Clinton, John Poodesta. En uno de ellos, Thrush dijo a Podesta que estaba trabajando en una historia de recaudación de fondos y preguntó:”¿Puedo mandarte un par de párrafos, extraoficialmente, para asegurarme de que no meto la pata en nada?”. nytimes.com
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Americans sense that Big Media is a big mess, but they can’t put their finger on why that is. 

Memory takes me back to August 1997, when I arrived in Phoenix to start my first full-time newspaper job as a general assignment reporter. I was greeted by the managing editor, an old-school journalist who spelled out the rules of the profession and made clear what he expected from me.

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In April 2015, while working as chief political correspondent for Politico, Thrush sent an inappropriate series of emails to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. In one, Thrush told Podesta that he was working on a fundraising story, and helpfully offered: “Can I send u a couple of grafs, OTR [off the record], to make sure I’m not f------ anything up?. nytimes.com

[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

“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.

[OP-ED]: Rather than heading to the silver screen, take a moment this summer to look inward

 06/16/2017 - 12:30
Try Michael Sandel’s “Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?,” which covers a wide range of thought provoking questions about civic life and describes the philosophical foundations for competing impulses. (The wonderful 12-hour Harvard lecture series is available to view on YouTube, as well.)
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 Last week, I packed my husband and two sons off to enjoy their much-anticipated viewing of the new superhero movie “Wonder Woman.”

I used to partake in such outings to the summer action blockbuster, but by the time “Wonder Woman” came out, I was already sick and tired of being browbeaten by countless feminine-power “hot takes” and “think pieces,” plus the inevitable reports of outrage.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Try Michael Sandel’s “Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?,” which covers a wide range of thought provoking questions about civic life and describes the philosophical foundations for competing impulses. (The wonderful 12-hour Harvard lecture series is available to view on YouTube, as well.)

[OP-ED]: En lugar de dirigirse a la pantalla grande, dedique un momento este verano a la introspección

 06/16/2017 - 12:26
Recomiendo “Justice: What´s the Right Thing To Do?”, de Michael Sandel, que cubre una amplia gama de interesantes preguntas sobre la vida cívica y describe los fundamentos filosóficos de impulsos contradictorios. (La maravillosa serie de 12 horas de lecciones de Harvard está disponible en YouTube, también.)
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La semana pasada, envié a mi esposo y a mis dos hijos a disfrutar de la muy anticipada película de súper héroes, “Wonder Woman”. 

Antes, solía ser parte de esas salidas al cine para ver la película de acción del verano, pero para cuando se estrenó “Wonder Woman”, ya estaba harta de las innumerables promociones y análisis sobre el poder femenino, más las inevitables expresiones de indignación.

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Recomiendo “Justice: What´s the Right Thing To Do?”, de Michael Sandel, que cubre una amplia gama de interesantes preguntas sobre la vida cívica y describe los fundamentos filosóficos de impulsos contradictorios. (La maravillosa serie de 12 horas de lecciones de Harvard está disponible en YouTube, también.)

Trump to announce new Cuba policy today

 06/16/2017 - 04:15
Donald Trump is expected to put an end to Obama's efforts to normalize economic and diplomatic relations with Cuba. Clamping down on travel and commercial ties with the island will affect the tourism industry. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

In a speech in Miami, the US President is expected to reverse Obama's policy of rapprochement with Cuba and to announce stiffer rules on travel and commercial ties with the Caribbean island. 

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Donald Trump is expected to put an end to Obama's efforts to normalize economic and diplomatic relations with Cuba. Clamping down on travel and commercial ties with the island will affect the tourism industry. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

Trump: ¿Reivindicado?

 06/09/2017 - 13:14
El presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump, pronuncia un discurso sobre futuras inversiones en infraestructuras de transporte en el departamento de Transporte en Washington (Estados Unidos) hoy, 9 de junio del 2017. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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Tras las declaraciones del ex director del FBI el día de ayer ante el Comité de Inteligencia del Senado, el Presidente Donald Trump considera haber sido “reivindicado”, pero su descontento por Comey es más claro que nunca.

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 1:15pm
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El presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump, pronuncia un discurso sobre futuras inversiones en infraestructuras de transporte en el departamento de Transporte en Washington (Estados Unidos) hoy, 9 de junio del 2017. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

[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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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.

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

Head of European Council urges Trump not to threaten climate change deal

 06/01/2017 - 06:23
Donald Trump and Donald Tusk speaking at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy, on May 26, 2017. EPA/CIRO FUSCO

Donald Tusk has urged the United States president to not jeopardize climate change politics, ahead of a highly-anticipated announcement from the White House on the administration's stance on the Paris Accord to tackle global warming.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:15am
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Donald Trump and Donald Tusk speaking at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy, on May 26, 2017. EPA/CIRO FUSCO

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