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[OP-ED]: How to laugh off the foolishness of Cinco de Mayo

 05/04/2017 - 08:25
Every May there is an increase in the ridiculousness of the costumes and advertising tie-ins for non-Hispanics to revel in -- and, perversely, it seems to coincide with how poorly actual Mexicans are treated in this country. File
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Last year at this time, Donald Trump loomed over a taco bowl at Trump Tower and tweeted out the message: “Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!”

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:00am
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Esther Cepeda
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Every May there is an increase in the ridiculousness of the costumes and advertising tie-ins for non-Hispanics to revel in -- and, perversely, it seems to coincide with how poorly actual Mexicans are treated in this country. File

[OP-ED]: Cómo reírse de las tonterías del Cinco de Mayo

 05/04/2017 - 08:20
Todos los años, en mayo, hay un aumento en la ridiculez de los disfraces y de los avisos para que los no-hispanos celebren—y, contra toda lógica, parece coincidir con la lamentable manera en que se trata a los mexicanos reales en el país. Archivo
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El año pasado, en este época, Donald Trump, frente a un bol de tacos en Trump Tower, envió el siguiente mensaje por Twitter: “¡Feliz #Cinco de Mayo! Los mejores boles de tacos se hacen en Trump Tower Grill. ¡Me encantan los hispanos!”

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:00am
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Esther Cepeda
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Todos los años, en mayo, hay un aumento en la ridiculez de los disfraces y de los avisos para que los no-hispanos celebren—y, contra toda lógica, parece coincidir con la lamentable manera en que se trata a los mexicanos reales en el país. Archivo

[OP-ED]: Puerto Ricans Are Not Taking It Any More

 05/03/2017 - 10:11
A protester flies a flag burned May 1, 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the general strike against the cuts, which coincides with May Day, International Labor Day. EFE
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Message to all those self-righteous individuals in Puerto Rico who made a show of being scandalized by the stones thrown –God knows by whom—during the May 1st march in San Juan, while minimizing the 200,000 people who peacefully protested the extreme austerity measures and the imperial federal control board deciding their future: You must either ignore your nation’s reality or be complicit in its creation. In either case, shame on you.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:00am
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A protester flies a flag burned May 1, 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the general strike against the cuts, which coincides with May Day, International Labor Day. EFE

[OP-ED]: The education of Donald Trump -- and us

 05/02/2017 - 14:24
The larger education of Donald Trump and, one would hope, his supporters, is surely that government isn’t easy. EFE
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There are so many unusual, unprecedented aspects of Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office that it’s hard to know where to begin.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Fareed Zakaria
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The larger education of Donald Trump and, one would hope, his supporters, is surely that government isn’t easy. EFE

[OP-ED]: La enseñanza de Donald Trump ... y la nuestra

 05/02/2017 - 14:21
La mayor enseñanza de Donald Trump y, uno esperaría, que también de sus seguidores, con seguridad es que el gobierno no es fácil. EFE
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Hay tantos aspectos inusuales y sin precedentes de los primeros 100 días de ejercicio de Donald Trump que resulta difícil saber dónde comenzar.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Fareed Zakaria
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La mayor enseñanza de Donald Trump y, uno esperaría, que también de sus seguidores, con seguridad es que el gobierno no es fácil. EFE

[OP-ED]: Why taxes will go up

 05/01/2017 - 11:15
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn at a press conference on US tax cuts promised by US President Donald Trump , At the White House in Washington, USA. EFE
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 Let’s be clear: America is an undertaxed society. Our wants and needs from government -- the two blur -- exceed our willingness to be taxed.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 11:00am
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Robert J. Samuelson
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn at a press conference on US tax cuts promised by US President Donald Trump , At the White House in Washington, USA. EFE

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