Editorials

A roll of the dice on Cuba

First things first: The release of Alan Gross, which this newspaper has called for practically from the moment he was detained five years ago, is indeed welcome news. All Americans should all rejoice in his freedom. “The best Hanukkah,” the overjoyed Mr. Gross told reporters. “What a blessing it is to be a citizen of this country.”

Editorials

New day for Cuba-U.S. relations

First things first: The release of Alan Gross, which this newspaper has called for practically from the moment he was detained five years ago, is indeed welcome news. All Americans should all rejoice in his freedom. “The best Hanukkah,” the overjoyed Mr. Gross told reporters. “What a blessing it is to be a citizen of this country.”

Editorials

Leaving Afghanistan

Last week, the last American general to lead combat operations in Afghanistan officially lowered the flag to signal the end of the U.S. coalition’s war-fighting mission after 13 years, a milestone that went strangely unheralded in the United States and much of the world.

Editorials

Innovators rule!

The entrepreneurial spirit has soared in South Florida for more than a century. The addition of 21st-century technological innovation has sent it into the stratosphere. The proof? Two more local start-up companies fought their way to the top of stiff competition last week and were selected Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Editorials

Reaching toward reform

Police officers — their behavior, their attitudes and their seeming immunity — have been under the harshest of spotlights. This time, the debate was kicked off by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, then Eric Garner’s chokehold death in New York. It was then kicked into high gear when grand juries did not indict the officers in either case.

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