Opinion

Mexicanos: Pobres y medio pobres

08/01/2013
En medio de discursos triunfalistas del presidente Enrique Peña Nieto y sus dos antecesores (Calderón y Fox), de que México crecerá y reafirmará entre las economías más poderosas del planeta (hoy es la 13 o 14), con las reformas estructurales que hoy discuten los partidos en el Congreso, para darle...

Say goodbye to the dollar

07/25/2013
Outside there are birds chirping, trees whispering, kids laughing and people walking and driving—pretty much like normal. It looks like it did in the 1960’s, except now we have computers, iPhones and the national seashore. So what is it that provokes this Chicken Little to declare that the sky is...

Obama’s escalating war on the freedom of the press

07/25/2013
The part of the First Amendment that prohibits “abridging the freedom … of the press” is now up against the wall, as the Obama administration continues to assault the kind of journalism that can expose government secrets. Last Friday the administration got what it wanted—an ice-cold chilling effect—from the Fourth...

Limited immigration reform and citizenship

07/18/2013
The notion that the proposed immigration reform bill affords a direct path to citizenship for 11 million people is no more than propaganda designed to deceive the gullible, trickery in the guise of real and immediate change. The long-awaited and ballyhooed, patched and diminished bill that recently passed the Senate...

Reforma migratoria y ciudadanía limitadas

07/11/2013
Hablar de la reforma migratoria como camino directo a la ciudadanía de 11 millones de personas, es un juego propagandístico para engañar incautos, propagado como panacea de algo real e inmediato; pero no hay tal. La tan esperada, anunciada, parchada y muy reducida reforma migratoria, de reciente aprobación en el...

Snowden did not act morally

07/03/2013
Last week Norman Solomon applauded Edward Snowden’s courage in revealing American secrets. So did Veronika Krasheninnikova of the Russian Institute for Foreign Policy Research and Initiatives, who drew parallels between Snowden’s moral principles and those of atomic spies, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Revealing your country’s secrets when you have taken...

Too little, too late

07/03/2013
President Obama’s anemic speech on climate action was disappointing, but not surprising. He’s still backing economic growth by promoting biofuels, clean coal, fracked gas and nuclear power. Rather than the broad, ambitious plan he had promised, Obama put forth a modest series of responses couched in a climate primer—all to...

The pursuit of Edward Snowden

06/27/2013
Rarely has any American provoked such fury in Washington’s high places. So far, Edward Snowden has outsmarted the smartest guys in the echo chamber—and he has proceeded with the kind of moral clarity that U.S. officials seem to find unfathomable. Bipartisan condemnations of Snowden are escalating from Capitol Hill and...

Quinceañeras and their traditions

06/27/2013
The celebration of the advent of a girl’s 15th birthday is becoming more and more widespread and magnificent among Latino immigrants and their descendants. Though a long-time family tradition in their countries, its origin is uncertain. Many think it has pre-Hispanic Mexican beginnings, others believe it arrived with the wealthy...

Quinceañeras y sus tradiciones

06/20/2013
Las fiestas de quince años para jovencitas son una costumbre que se arraiga cada vez más y con mayor majestuosidad en este país entre los inmigrantes latinos y sus descendientes, siguiendo una tradición familiar en sus países. Su origen es incierto, pues mientras muchos prefieren creer que es una costumbre...

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