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[OP-ED]: The Art of the Bluff

 08/15/2017 - 15:13
Trump has made clear that the United States would respond to North Korean nuclear threats with a massive military strike, possibly involving nuclear weapons. EFE

How did we get here? Why does it appear that we’re on the brink of a war in Asia, one that could involve nuclear weapons? North Korea has had nuclear-weapons capacity for at least 10 years now. Have its recent advances been so dramatic and significant to force the United States to wage a preventive war? No. The crisis we now find ourselves in has been exaggerated and mishandled by the Trump administration to a degree that is deeply worrying and dangerous.

[OP-ED]: El arte del engaño

 08/15/2017 - 15:10
Trump ha dejado claro que Estados Unidos respondería a las amenazas nucleares de Corea del Norte con un ataque militar masivo, y es muy posible que incluya armas nucleares. EFE

Cómo llegamos aquí? ¿Por qué parece que estamos a punto de una guerra en Asia, que podría involucrar armas nucleares? Corea del Norte ha tenido acceso a armas nucleares por al menos 10 años ahora. ¿Acaso sus recientes avances han sido tan dramáticos y significativos para forzar a Estados Unidos a librar una guerra preventiva? No. La crisis en las cual nos encontramos ha sido exagerada y mal manejada por la administración Trump a un nivel que es profundamente preocupante y peligroso.

[OP-ED]: Trump is but the latest politician to serenade Youngstown

 08/04/2017 - 08:03
It’s no surprise that Trump returned to the familiar theme of demonizing Latino immigrants. The surprise is that he chose to do it in Youngstown of all places -- a city with a minuscule immigrant population, located in a state where the Latino population is just 3.7 percent. EFE

Youngstown again? As an avid spectator of politics, I’ve been hearing about that city in the Mahoning Valley of northeast Ohio for decades. Although it’s home to just 64,000 people, Youngstown gets more than its share of attention from politicians, media, filmmakers, and even a poetic singer/songwriter from Freehold, New Jersey.

[OP-ED]: Trump es sólo el último político en darle una serenata a Youngstown

 08/04/2017 - 08:00
No es de sorprender que Trump volviera a su tema familiar de demonizar a los inmigrantes latinos. La sorpresa es que escogiera hacerlo justamente en Youngstown--una ciudad con una población inmigrante minúscula, ubicada en un estado en que la población latina representa sólo un 3,7 por ciento. EFE

¿Otra vez Youngstown? Como ávido espectador político, he oído hablar de esa ciudad en el Valle Mahoning del nordeste de Ohio durante décadas. Aunque allí residen sólo 64.000 personas, Youngstown recibe bastante atención de los políticos, los medios, los cineastas y hasta de un poético cantautor de Freehold, New Jersey.

[OP-ED]: Take this taco and make it your own

 06/30/2017 - 11:32
Gustavo Arellano, author of “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.” said: “[It is laughable] that white people aren’t supposed to -- pick your word -- rip off or appropriate or get ‘inspired’ by Mexican food, that comida mexicana is a sacrosanct tradition only Mexicans and the white girls we marry can participate in.

Picture this: Taco fixins in a tortilla cone. A flour tortilla cone, no less. 

It comes to you courtesy of a new Food Network explainer video titled “Taco Cones are the New Tacos” in which a young Asian-American woman demonstrates how to “eat two tacos at the same time” by baking tortillas into an ice cream cone shape, filling them with ground beef and adding toppings.

[OP-ED]: Tomen este taco y háganlo suyo

 06/30/2017 - 11:26
Gustavo Arellano, autor de “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America” expresó: “[Es risible] que se suponga que los blancos no deben—escojan el término—robar o apropiarse o ‘inspirarse’ en la comida mexicana, que la comida mexicana sea una tradición sacrosanta en la que sólo pueden participar los mexicanos y las muchachas blancas con las que nos casamos.

Imaginen lo siguiente: los acompañamientos de un taco en un cono de tortilla. Un cono de tortilla de  harina de trigo, además. 

Ese producto les llega como cortesía de un video nuevo de la Food Network, titulado “Los conos de taco son los nuevos tacos”, en que una joven mujer asiático-americana demuestra cómo “comer dos tacos al mismo tiempo”, usando tortillas y convirtiéndolas en un cono de helado, que rellena con carne picada y otros acompañamientos.

[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.

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.”

[OP-ED]: Los blues post-industriales de Estados Unidos

 06/22/2017 - 09:39
Dice Richard Reeves, de la Brookings Institution, en su nuevo libro “Dream Hoarders”. No debe sorprendernos que el 58 por ciento de los hombres blancos y el 67 por ciento de los blancos sin título universitario votaran por Trump.

Desde la elección de Donald Trump, una industria casera de periodistas, académicos y comentaristas intentó comprender qué motiva a los partidarios de Trump. Las teorías van desde la globalización a la rebelión contra el elitismo y el racismo de Washington. Pero la causa real quizás se haya pasado por alto: la “sociedad post-industrial”.

No papers, no scholarship: Latino budding scientist becomes food truck chef

 06/20/2017 - 06:39
Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. EFE/Beatriz Limon

After winning a prestigious robotics contest, Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan had the chance to become a scientist, but his immigration status kept him from getting a university scholarship and he had to find an alternative, which turned out to be a traveling food truck that he calls "Neither Here Nor There."

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You Are not Welcome: London Mayor says Trump Should Cancel State Visit

 06/06/2017 - 03:27
People take part in a vigil for victims of the London Bridge terror attacks by the City Hall in London, Britain, 05 June 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

London mayor Sadiq Khan said Donald Trump should cancel state visit after a series of tweets in which he mocked at the mayor's "soft" words after London Bridge terrorist attack last Saturday. The deadly terrorist attack is the third occurred in Britain in less than 3 months, adding pressure on the government of prime minister Theresa May, which is calling for general elections on Thursday. 

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