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 […]


Elections Officials Strike Back at Trump






President Trump continues to make unsubstantiated claims of massive voter fraud during the 2016 presidential elections, this time calling for a major federal investigation into what most experts say is a nonexistent problem. Trump lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million to Hillary Clinton, the highest for any presidential candidate, but he won the […]


Experiencing America as a Split-Screen Nation






The march of women all over the country provided a glimpse of America, our split-screen nation. Millions of women – and men – mostly progressive but also conservative came together in peaceful fashion in cities and communities from coast to coast and around the globe to say, “I disagree with this […]


Obama Grants Clemency to Oscar López Rivera






Oscar López Rivera will go free after 35 years in prison, thanks to President Barack Obama’s order granting clemency to the 74-year old imprisoned on charges related to violent activities in support of Puerto Rico independence. Community activists in Florida, New York and Puerto Rico had stepped up pressure on Obama – […]


Puerto Ricans in Congress to Boycott Inauguration






Three of four Puerto Ricans – all Democrats – in Congress plan to boycott the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois, and Nydia Velázquez and José Serrano of New York have stated publicly they won’t be at the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States. Central Florida’s […]


Obama Ends Wet-Foot, Dry-Foot for Cubans






No more wet-foot, dry-foot for Cubans. In a surprise move, President Barack Obama ended the policy that gave favored status to Cuban immigrants, including permanent residence after one year. The presidential decision, effective immediately and issued just one week before Obama leaves office, orders that Cuban immigrants be treated the same as other immigrants […]


Soto to Push for Presidential Vote for Puerto Rico






Newly sworn Central Florida Congressman Darren Soto (D) plans to push for the presidential vote for Puerto Rico. It’s the second Puerto Rico-related measure in as many days, as newly elected Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González today filed a fill to admit Puerto Rico as the 51st state. There is no doubt […]


Status: The Elixir of Puerto Ricans






Political status is the elixir of the Puerto Rican people – to paraphrase Karl Marx. I’ve said this before and it bears repeating, because the newly installed island Gov. Ricky Rosselló and newly sworn Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González expect to file a bill in Congress on Wednesday for Puerto Rico to be […]