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From the Other Side: “The Nuclear Option”

March 8, 2010 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

However limited the proposed reform of the health care system may be, it is no small feat in that it should cover 30 million people who currently lack medical coverage, in addition to curbing the excessive ambitions of insurance companies through more strict regulation of their operations.

Filibuster: Good in Theory, Bad in Practice

March 8, 2010 // Exelsior - Mexico - Spanish

Discussing, arguing and even reading kitchen recipes without stopping, with the intention of halting the approval of a new law, have been the tactics of the Republicans in the Senate to block the proposed reforms of Obama. The legislative process is based on the fundamental concept of debating. The right to debate and [Read more]

The U.S. in Cuba

February 28, 2010 // La Cronica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

The United States will never stop being a warlike power. Manifest Destiny will not disappear because it is a pillar of the nation chosen by God to govern the world.

The Anti-War against Drugs

February 28, 2010 // La Crónica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

Barack Obama said it himself: “I think the War on Drugs has been an utter failure. I think we need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws, but I’m not somebody who believes in legalization of marijuana. I do believe we need to rethink how we’re operating in the drug wars — we’re not doing a good [Read more]

Obama: A lot of Attention

February 26, 2010 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

The message regarding Barack Obama’s State of the Union address before Congress this past Jan. 27 is a clear warning for Mexico. The government of Felipe Calderon cannot maintain the same position of passivity while faced with the consequences of the economic crisis and the new conditions that will govern henceforth, [Read more]

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell If You’re Gay

February 24, 2010 // La Cronica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

Barack Obama promised to address the issue during his campaign. For 12 months, it was not addressed. But now, 17 years after the establishment of the “don't ask, don't tell” policy — which forbids those who want to be in the military to speak of their sexual orientation — the president has decided that it is [Read more]

Afghanistan: War Crimes

February 19, 2010 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

The Obama administration's actions in Afghanistan are not much different from those of his predecessor, George W. Bush, in Iraq. By transferring the superpower’s military priorities from the Arab country to Afghan territory, Obama has practically taken, intact, the predatory and genocidal model that the Texan had practiced on Iraqi soil.

Our Wager on Obama

February 10, 2010 // La Cronica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

It is hard to imagine an indifference greater than George W. Bush’s toward what happens outside the borders of the United States, but Barack Obama is at pains to demonstrate even greater and maybe even record-breaking lackadaisical attitude. In just over one year in power, the president predestined to bury the [Read more]
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