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  • Miami reacts to Obama's Cuba move: Tears of joy, cries of 'traitor'

    Miami reacts to Obama's Cuba move: Tears of joy, cries of 'traitor'
    A tale of two restaurants unfolded in South Florida on Wednesday. In Miami's Little Havana, Versailles Restaurant hosted hard-line Cuban exiles railing against President Obama’s decision to establish full diplomatic ties with the Cuban government....
  • Noah Feldman: Obama gambles that he can defeat Cuba lobby

    Noah Feldman: Obama gambles that he can defeat Cuba lobby
    With his announcement that the United States will open negotiations and try to normalize relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama is trying to break the hold of the Cuba lobby once and for all. In historical terms, that's a remarkable undertaking....
  • We must not let Mexico become a failed state

    We must not let Mexico become a failed state
    Mass protests have blocked highways, overtaken town squares and disrupted government buildings. Protesters are in their third unrelenting month of marching and organizing, demanding answers for the brutal deaths of the young men. The latest polls show...
  • Are drone strikes more defensible than torture?

    There are lots of hypocrisies surrounding the recently released executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. But they pale in comparison to the current Democratic silence about President...
  • Medical marijuana applicants come with baggage

    Medical marijuana applicants come with baggage
    As Illinois prepares to authorize its first medical marijuana businesses, applicants seeking the potentially lucrative licenses include people with political connections and blemished backgrounds. A lobbyist for one applicant is the former chief of...
  • Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana

    Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana
    President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, open an embassy in Havana and relax trade and travel restrictions — reversing more than half a century of policy aimed at isolating the Communist nation...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Enjoy this whiff of bipartisanship. It won't last long.

    The closing days of the dismal 113th Congress provided an unexpected but dismayingly brief hint of a brighter bipartisan future and its potential pitfalls. Unfortunately, it barely lasted the weekend, judging from this week's partisan votes on long-...
  • Obama's historic shift on Cuba

    Obama's historic shift on Cuba
    Citing a half-century of failed policy, President Obama on Wednesday announced that he intends to normalize relations with Cuba, mending a rupture that dates to the chilliest days of the Cold War. While the move to restore diplomatic ties should not be...
  • Legal fight over California's unique art-sales law nears climax

    Legal fight over California's unique art-sales law nears climax
    Past and future paydays for American artists were at stake in a Pasadena courtroom Tuesday as a group of them tried to salvage a special privilege that only California confers: the right to pocket a 5% royalty whenever a California collector or gallery...
  • Congressional Republicans look to block Cuba policy changes

    WASHINGTON The shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba triggered fierce partisan warfare Wednesday in Congress, as some Republicans vowed to take strong steps to block the changes. "I am committed to doing everything I can to unravel as many of these changes as...
  • This Cuban-American applauds restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba

    This Cuban-American applauds restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba
    As a Cuban-American, I applaud Wednesday’s announcement  that the United States is restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba. The embargo has long been a sham, a Trojan Horse in disguise that doesn’t reveal  all our dirty little secrets about...