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¿Cuba Libre?

by Lou Dubose | Jul 3, 2015 | Blog

  Sometimes prison time actually does rehabilitate. Or perhaps it was Alan Gross’s December 2014 rescue from a Cuban prison by the patient, quiet diplomacy of the Obama administration. Gross, a small player in the failed U.S. policy to overthrow Fidel (then Raul) Castro, was a USAID contractor who spent five years in a Cuban […]

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A Week of Progressive Victories

by Hamilton Fish | Jun 29, 2015 | Blog

  What a week. It’s hard to imagine the 2016 campaign going forward will produce anything remotely as uplifting and affirming as the rulings handed by the high court—yes, this high court—capped off by Obama’s soaring eulogy in Charleston. Chief Justice Roberts, sounding more like Earl Warren, authored an opinion that recognized the social and […]

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The Shameless Defense of the Iraq War

by Lou Dubose | May 20, 2015 | Blog

  “If you could go back to 1889 and strangle Adolf Hitler in his crib, would you do it?” David Brooks asks in the lead paragraph of his column in Tuesday’s New York Times. The answer is obvious, Brooks says. No Hitler. No charismatic leader of the Nazi Party. No Holocaust. And then in his […]

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Israel Is a Partisan Issue

by Lou Dubose | Mar 2, 2015 | Blog

  WASHINGTON—“AIPAC is bipartisan, check your gloves at the door,” read a projected billboard messages to the left of the podium where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed AIPAC this morning. Not so. More and more, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has come to embrace the muscular, neoconservative foreign policy of the George W. […]

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The Double-Bush Judge Who Stopped Obama’s Immigration Initiative

by Lou Dubose | Feb 26, 2015 | Blog

  “This is just one federal judge,” President Barack Obama said last night at a Miami Town Hall on immigration reform. “We have appealed it very aggressively. We’re going to be as aggressive as we can.” Brownsville, Texas, Judge Andrew S. Hanen is a former Houston attorney and partner in his own firm. He replaced […]

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