Mixed Feelings on Fidel Castro’s Legacy

November 28, 2016 | No Comments

Under Castro, Cuba improved significantly in education, medical care, religious tolerance, and racial relations. However, opponents of normalization with Cuba accuse the Cuban government of systematic human rights abuses, including arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials, and extrajudicial execution.

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The Fall of the Democratic Party: What Happened and What’s Next?

November 18, 2016 | 8 Comments

Much has been written about the disaffection of likely Democratic voters in the just-held presidential election. But this disaffection began long ago.

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The Painful Side of Democracy

November 10, 2016 | 9 Comments

Just as a broken clock is right twice a day, there are some pronouncements made by Trump that are just plain true. The election was indeed rigged, but it was from within our own electoral process and not from outside forces.

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RIP, GOP

October 15, 2016 | 3 Comments

But nothing trumps Trump when it comes to his horrific bragging of sexual predatory assaults. Making no sense, too many Republicans still straddle the fence over finding his comments abhorrent while still endorsing him. This will be the final nail in their coffin.

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Kaepernick and Police Unions Poles Apart on Racism

September 22, 2016 | No Comments

Immediately, critics turned Kaepernick’s protest into disrespect of the flag and of veterans. This, of course, is nonsense. The America flag symbolizes many things and certainly among them is the right and, indeed, the duty to protest injustice.

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Despite Criticism, Mother Teresa Canonized a Saint

September 06, 2016 | No Comments

While Mother Teresa’s clinics received millions of dollars in donations, their conditions drew criticism from people disturbed by a shortage of medical care and nutrition.

Posted in Opinion, Religion

Kudos to Colin Kaepernick

August 29, 2016 | No Comments

Kaepernick explained his action saying he didn’t want to “show pride” in a country that “oppresses black people and people of color,” citing a number of shootings of black people by white police officers.

Posted in Opinion, Sports