Donald Trump


Feeling a Case of Puerto Rico ‘Bailout Blues’






I’m experiencing a case of the Puerto Rico “bailout blues” after a recent conversation with a friend went like this: “Well, you guys want a bailout but you don’t pay federal taxes and you can’t have it both ways.” Pause. After the rant dust settled down, I concluded: Must we always start […]


Nationalism Is Hiding in Plain Sight 1 comment






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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


New Reality Begins to Set In 1 comment






A new reality is beginning to set in one week after the presidential election. The country appears to be poised to tear at the seams after a divisive presidential election filled with hateful rhetoric. Here are some ironies and random thoughts. • The same people who rail about John Mica losing his […]