November 12, 2019

More conflict than resolution

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From The National Law Journal 2014 has been a year of disruption and division, public protests and congressional sparring, notable deaths and departures, and an insistent warning light of more conflict ahead. Discord culminated in the wake of a ­federal grand jury’s decision not to indict a white policeman for the death of Michael Brown […]

Obama announces U.S. and Cuba will resume relations

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By Peter Bakerdec. From The New York Times The president outlined the steps the United States would take to “end an outdated approach” and begin to normalize relations with Cuba. WASHINGTON — The United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than […]

Professor: Latin America is ‘fed up’ with US treatment of Cuba

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By Courtney Coren From Newsmax Cuba’s presence at the upcoming Summit of Americas gives President Barack Obama the opportunity to engage with Cuba in light of strained relations, says American University professor of government William LeoGrande. “It’s not a big security threat anymore since the end of the Cold War when the Soviet Union disappeared,” […]

Still determined to force-feed us war

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By Les Slater From Caribbean Life When FDR delivered his historic “day that will live in infamy” speech about the Japanese Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, there was no great cajoling effort needed to get the American public on board with the idea that the most muscular of responses was the only way to go. […]

Raising NY City’s Minimum Wage – A call to action

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By Scott M. Stringer From Caribbean Life As New York City’s economy recovers from the recession, thousands of working families in all five boroughs face a grim reality: Although one of their members might have a fulltime job, the weekly wages they earn are not nearly enough to make ends meet. There are more than […]

Solar flare captured in stunning NASA video

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By Melissa Goldin From Mashable A NASA video released recently features striking footage of a mid-level solar flare recently captured by the space agency’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Solar flares are large bursts of radiation that manifest themselves as a moment of sudden brightness over the sun’s surface. The video highlights an M-class flare with an […]

Drug traffickers benefit from Obama cuts to Coast Guard

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By Jim Kouri Law Enforcement Examiner The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded 2,500 pounds of cocaine valued at $37 million that was seized in a historic multi-national operation in the Caribbean, officials said Tuesday. on.aol.com The Obama Administration’s budget cuts for the U.S. Coast Guard may be a necessary evil for Americans but it’s proving to […]