Another Strike Against Florida’s Death Penalty   Recently updated !






In the matter of Florida’s death penalty whom do you trust? In a rare display of prosecutorial decency, Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala said she would not pursue the death penalty in any case before the Ninth Judicial Circuit, including against Markeith Loyd, who is accused of the shooting death […]


Nationalism Is Hiding in Plain Sight






Nationalism is hiding in plain sight today in almost every corner of the globe, coming at us fast as global economies and governments seek to protect “their own,” whatever that means. Since taking office, President Donald Trump‘s brand of nationalism has come into focus – economic nationalism. Companies and jobs stay in […]


100 Years of Citizenship






Next week marks 100 years of American citizenship for Puerto Ricans, granted by an act of Congress on the eve of the first World War. The exact date is March 2, 1917, when President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Jones Act, which also established the legislative, judicial and executive branches […]


Homeland Security Casts Wide Net Over Undocumented Immigrants






The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday cast a wide net over undocumented immigrants in a new enforcement directive that broadened the categories of who is subject to  apprehension and potentially deportation. The move is likely to exacerbate the fear and anxiety running through immigrant communities since Donald Trump was elected president. One man at an […]


Miami-Dade Pulls Sanctuary Welcome Mat 1 comment






Miami-Dade County officially reversed course on being a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants, the first in the nation to do so, a decision that is an affront to the county’s history as a place that welcomes  immigrants. In a special meeting and by a vote of 9 to 3 – not […]


Venezuela Gets Attention in Trump Tweet






Venezuela got some attention this week from President Donald Trump, who earlier publicly supported Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo López in a tweet.  Trump may have been encouraged by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R), who was photographed with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and López’s wife Lilian Tintori in the White […]


Renaming Orlando’s Division Street 1 comment






Division Street in the South is the Mason-Dixon line of its communities, the historical barrier between the black and white parts of town. It was precisely what the predominantly white population ordered, codified in municipal surveys and maps, and meant to state clearly – especially to blacks – on what side of the line they […]


Opposition Needs a Bigger Boat






The opposition to the Trump administration is going to need a bigger boat. In fact, it’s going to need more than one boat. It should be clear by now that the old order – whatever that was – is being washed away in a torrential tide of presidential actions – border security […]