BY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER
Vladimir Putin sharply made it clear that his country does not plan to restart electronic intelligence operations at the “Lourdes” base near Havana. That was predictable. Getting in bed with the Castros again makes no sense at all.
BY URI DROMI
With the recent round of violence in Gaza entering its third week, it is time to look over the horizon and ask what happens next: Another short pause before the next eruption, or some kind of a longer, more peaceful modus vivendi between the Israelis and their Palestinian neighbors in Gaza?
By DAVID A. GROSS
One of Florida’s foremost cancer hospitals takes the job of caregiver so seriously, it holds a Caregiver Academy for those caring for patients following stem-cell transplants. Caring for someone who is very ill is a huge responsibility that often involves addressing basic needs such as bathing, eating, continence, dressing, toileting and transferring.
By CYNTHIA ALLEN
I’m willing to make the wildly optimistic assumption that the majority of Americans appreciate the complexity of the current situation on our border.
BY E.J. DIONNE
Tragedies concentrate the mind.
BY STEVE ROTHAUS
My special Pride Month celebration began early — at 7:30 a.m. — when I would be giving a speech on a topic no new U.S. citizen had ever heard.
By ALBERTO IBARGÜEN
Miami-Dade commissioners last week heard people from every corner of the county and threw our public libraries a lifeline. They kept the budget intact.
BY HELEN AGUIRRE FERRÉ
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has a decision to make: Should he accept the small but significant millage increase to benefit county libraries or veto the County Commission’s 8-to-5 vote? Smart politics and doing the right thing say that the mayor should accept the overwhelming public support for additional funding of the library system and call it a good day.
BY DANA MILBANK
Rep. Pete Sessions, the House Rules Committee chairman who led Wednesday’s hearing on Republicans’ plans to sue President Obama, presented the legal credentials that have put him in this position of responsibility.
By GINA BARRECA
I’ve lived my life with enthusiasm, courage, raucousness and passion. Why on Earth would I want to grow old gracefully?
By CHRISTINE M. FLOWERS
I hate “urban music,” whether it’s rap, hip-hop, gangsta or whatever else they’re calling it these days. The brutal assault on my ears and my dignity makes me wonder what Langston Hughes, James Baldwin and Zora Neale Hurston would think of the trashy mess.
BY PAULA DOCKERY
Decisions regarding redistricting are moving fast, but maybe not fast enough. In about a week’s time, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled that the Florida Legislature illegally drew congressional districts, legislative leaders decided not to appeal the decision and the coalition that won the suit has requested an expedited hearing to determine the remedy and the timing.
BY ALBERT J. SHIMKUS, JR.
The U.S. Navy nurse who has had the courage to object to participating in forced feeding at the military detention facility at Guantánamo Bay should be supported by all professional medical organizations.
BY DENNIS JETT
The thousands of undocumented children from Central America crossing the border into the United States have received no lack of media attention. But don’t count on the politicians responsible for the problem fixing it.
By DEBORRAH BRODSKY
The Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) has been under intense scrutiny recently as the Miami Herald has been probing the unresolved story of the death of Darren Rainey, an inmate at the Dade Correctional Institution.
BY TIM PADGETT
Panama today is best known for its economic boom, and rightly so. But unfortunately, poverty and piracy remain as much a part of the country's image as the Panama Canal.
By DAVID A. LOVE
The decision by NBA player LeBron James to leave the Miami Heat and return home to the Cleveland Cavaliers is a testament to his character and holds lessons for us all.
In My Opinion
By Leonard Pitts Jr.
Here we go again. Same stuff, different day. Déjà vu all over again.
BY RUTH MARCUS
The Israeli soldier shot Yousef Bashir in the back in the front yard of his father’s house in Gaza. It was Feb. 18, 2004, a week after Yousef’s 15th birthday. The bullet splintered into three fragments, severing nerves near the teenager’s spine.
BY IRA KURZBAN
The presence of more than 50,000 children who have crossed the U.S. border in the past two years hardly evokes the hysteria and predictions of chaos and ruin touted by politicians and the anti-immigration lot. That the United States is being overrun by children and that their numbers will create some cataclysmic event is not only morally abhorrent, it is factually erroneous.