Monthly Archives: May 2016

Candidates mislead voters on trade

All three presidential candidates are pandering to voters on trade rather than educating them to the complexity of the issue. Demagoguing it, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders simplistically blame trade pacts for disappearing jobs and dimmed future prospects. Back in 2012,  Hillary … Continue reading

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Normalizing relations with Cuba: not so fast

Polls make it clear that the American public is way ahead of Congress in supporting normalization of relations and reopening trade with Cuba. But positive numbers from several polls  don’t mean that the normalization process will be easy or fast. That was unequivocally confirmed by Gonzalo … Continue reading

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Sanders risks undoing his contribution

Bernie Sanders deserves credit for putting issues of economic inequities, Wall Street greed, Citizens United distortions, and the self-serving Washington establishment on the front burner. His  cranky old man persona was even mildly endearing when he was railing against the rigged system, … Continue reading

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Anyone but Trump?

Donald Trump will be the Republican Presidential nominee unless the sun over Cleveland rises from the West on July 18th. So what’s a newly defined “reasonable” Republican to do? People like the Bushes 41 and 43, Mitt Romney, Charlie Baker, former … Continue reading

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Some advice for Clintonites: lay off Sanders

If I feel sick to my stomach at the thought that Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee of the Grand Old Party, I can’t fathom how I will feel on the morning of November 9 if he is the President-elect … Continue reading

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