We have met the enemy. It’s not Putin

The enduring image of the U.S.-Russia summit in Helsinki on Monday will be that of President Trump standing next to Vladi mir Putin and suggesting he found Putin’s “powerful” denial at least as persuasive as the U.S. intelligence community’s unanimous finding that Russia intervened in the 2016 election.


ICE is the wrong target for Democrats’ outrage

The sudden call by some Democrats to abolish ICE — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency whose multipronged mission includes deportation — makes a better bumper sticker than a blueprint for policy. Like eradicating the Internal Revenue Service, the GOP’s own recurrent shibboleth, scrapping ICE reflects the risible notion that offensive policies can be wished away by atomizing the agency that enforces them. They can’t be.


The triumph of the left in Mexico

López Obrador won by a comfortable margin, easily defeating two other candidates. In addition, of the nine governorships in Mexico, five have been left in the hands of López Obrador’s party, the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA).


Unify torn immigrant families right now

At center stage, and in limbo, are 2,300 emotionally traumatized children — some so young they don’t know their names — who have already been shipped to centers in more than a dozen states. Florida, of course, is in the middle of the crisis. Almost 300 children are in state centers, mainly in a facility in Homestead.


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MPO Chair Commissioner Jean Monestime talks with the Miami Herald editorial board

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Chair Commissioner Jean Monestime talks about goals for the planning board, which is charged with transportation planning for the county with the Miami Herald editorial board.