BY RICHARD E. FEINBERG
Diplomats often speak with purposeful ambiguity, to please multiple audiences and to not give away their hand prematurely. But a careful parsing of diplo-speak can offer valuable clues in anticipating future policy moves.
SENATE FILIBUSTER RULE
By GAIL COLLINS
One of the many problems with the Senate filibuster rule is that it requires us to think about the Senate filibuster rule.
By MAUREEN DOWD
And I thought my family Thanksgivings were rough.
FIFTY YEARS LATER
BY NICHOLAS BURNS
For Americans who remember Nov. 22, 1963, there is an understandable temptation to dwell on the nearly unbearable tragedy of that day. I remember vividly the shock and confusion of a 7-year-old, refusing to believe it was true until I ran home from school to find my mother in tears.
BY ERIC L. OLSON
Hondurans go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president and Congress. While elections in this very poor Central American country of roughly 8 million are not generally the focus of international concern, this time there are issues at stake that sound off alarms far beyond its borders.
BY JIM DEMINT
Peace and prosperity in Latin America are important to the United States. Not only do we wish our fellow republics well, but their stability is in our national interest, too. That’s why it is worrisome that the Obama administration continues to squander freedom’s hard gains in a region facing many challenges.
BY PAULA DOCKERY
Here we go again, another year, another multimillion-dollar effort to expand gambling in Florida.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
BY DANA MILBANK
The vast majority of Americans listening to the vast majority of words coming out of Jay Carney’s mouth would find it a vastly confusing user experience.
In My Opinion
By Leonard Pitts Jr.
We were never innocent.
BY BRIAN LATELL
Fidel Castro knew that the CIA was trying to kill him. There was no doubt; his sources were reliable. “For three years,” he told congressional investigators in 1978, “we had known there were plots against us.”
BY MARGARET CARLSON
Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go? Not the Cheneys. Not this Thanksgiving. Not when U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney is using her gay sister Mary to right her sinking campaign in Wyoming.
IN MY OPINION
BY GLENN GARVIN
Back in the mid-1970s, a certain loopy fringe of American college students was enthralled with a nutball sci-fi novel called The Eye In The Pyramid. Among the book’s many dotty characters was a sinister professional hit man named Harry Coin. On Nov. 22, 1963, Coin, hired by a mysterious group of conspirators to kill President Kennedy, arrives in Dallas to set up his sniper’s nest on a highway overpass.
By SCOTT ISRAEL
Anyone who has heard me speak at public functions knows that when it comes to our children — the future of Broward County — I strongly favor education over incarceration. Likewise, one of my first directives as sheriff was to implement mandatory civil citations.
BY JAMES CARROLL
So will the charismatic Pope Francis actually make any difference in the structure of a Catholic Church in which almost every bishop was appointed by his two very conservative predecessors?
BY ANDY FORD
For the past two decades, we have been bombarded by politicians and business leaders lamenting about the state of public education in Florida and in the nation. As someone who has dedicated my life to educating our children and building a strong system of public education, this has always perplexed me. Anyone who has had any contact with our schools knows countless stories of dedicated professionals whose sole focus in their professional lives is to teach and prepare children for their futures.
BY PAULA DOCKERY
Trade missions are intended to foster trade agreements between countries and to lure business and investment to one’s home turf. So when Gov. Rick Scott recently left for Japan on his 10th trade mission abroad, I said “sayonara and ganbatte”!
BY GEORGE L. HANBURY II
One of the great wonders in the study of history is how things so remote can still hold valuable lessons for us today. Such is the case with the presidency and assassination of John F. Kennedy, whose brief but energizing administration came to a shocking and tragic end 50 years ago this month.
For nearly four hours, Clyde ran from the sound of sirens and dodged the searchlights from the two helicopters. He ran through the neighborhoods of his childhood. He ran across the basketball court where he used to shoot hoops. He skirted the canal where he used to catch catfish for his mama to fry and found himself in Opa-locka, another suburb of Miami, which, like Carol City was home mostly to immigrants and working-class African Americans.
It’s the people who make Miami so worth experiencing. Immerse yourself in their joys and their conflicts, and you see what America is becoming, what it already has become, in fact. More than a vacation spot or an exotic film location, Miami is, and always has been, a revelation of America.
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