Current affairs

Nelson Mandela dies: The death of an elderly man is like burning a library

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on December 5, 2013 2 Comments
Nelson Mandela dies: The death of an elderly man is like burning a library

Nelson Mandela is dead, long live Mandela! Mandela left us a great legacy. So much has been said about his life and his achievements, from a freedom fighter to prisoner to a statesman. He was certainly a true incarnation of Ghandi’s vision. Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest men of our time, was an inspiration. Here […]

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Iran nuclear deal a mistake: A bad cook also has his/her share of the bad food

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on November 24, 2013 2 Comments
Iran nuclear deal a mistake: A bad cook also has his/her share of the bad food

While I hate to agree with the Israeli Prime minister, who qualified the new deal between Iran and the West over Iran’s nuclear program as an “historic mistake”, I do. Iran resembles a naughty child in time out (embargo), who promises his parents that he will not be in trouble again. The world knows that […]

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Health Secretary Sebelius must get Obamacare right this time: Success in life largely depends on how you handle your failures.

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on November 4, 2013 1 Comment
Health Secretary Sebelius must get Obamacare right this time: Success in life largely depends on how you handle your failures.

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) debut has been a fiasco. It is difficult to comprehend how amateurish the administration has behaved in dealing with something that may be remembered as one of President Obama’s biggest achievement. It is true that a child doesn’t walk the same day that he is born; however, this administration has […]

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Don Yelton shows racism here to stay: A chameleon can only change its color, never its skin

Filed in Current affairs by on October 27, 2013 0 Comments
Don Yelton shows racism here to stay: A chameleon can only change its color, never its skin

Race relations in America have improved but still, the road is long for better relations between Whites and Blacks, especially in the Southern United States.  The comment by the GOP chair of Buncombe County in North Carolina about “lazy Blacks” on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” (that led to his resignation) confirms once again what many […]

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Democrats learn from past, stay strong in face of shutdown: A child born under a thunderstorm is not afraid of the roaring of a lion

Filed in Current affairs, GOP by on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
Democrats learn from past, stay strong in face of shutdown: A child born under a thunderstorm is not afraid of the roaring of a lion

The US government shutdown is temporarily over… until the next crisis in months to come. I give credit to Democrats for sticking together like fingers of the same hand against the GOP. The Democrats learned lessons from the great government shutdown of 1995-1996. John Boehner, on the other hand, repeated the same strategy that made […]

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GOP miscalculates consequences of shutdown: A person who sells eggs doesn’t start a fight in the market

Filed in Current affairs, GOP, Politics by on October 13, 2013 1 Comment
GOP miscalculates consequences of shutdown: A person who sells eggs doesn’t start a fight in the market

The US government is on its knees, still shut down by the Republican party, despite the outrage of the people. It is clear that the GOP has miscalculated the consequences of their actions. This shutdown is causing them more trouble than they anticipated. The world is watching and discovering the weaknesses of the most powerful country […]

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US Government Shutdown: The gourd’s neck cannot be straightened in its old age.

Filed in Current affairs by on October 3, 2013 0 Comments
US Government Shutdown: The gourd’s neck cannot be straightened in its old age.

The US government shutdown is proof once again of the broken American political system. The founders of America certainly would agree that they got it right in their time and wrong for the long term. America is more than 200 years old, with two political parties, two ideologies. What is the point of electing a […]

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Bush witness at gay marriage: A closed mind is like a closed book

Filed in Current affairs, Justice by on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
Bush witness at gay marriage: A closed mind is like a closed book

Love is love, and there are different kinds of love. It is okay that former President George W.H. Bush was a witness of a gay marriage. America is changing and it is embracing the change. Critics will see the Bush, Sr., change of mind as a calculated move because, in America, politics and suspicion are […]

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US involvement in Syria a mistake: A wrong step by the leader is a warning for those following

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on September 19, 2013 1 Comment
US involvement in Syria a mistake: A wrong step by the leader is a warning for those following

From Alexis de Tocqueville to Vladimir Putin, the European view of American exceptionalism has not changed a lot. America is still a country born from a revolution, built by immigrants, a country of severe inequalities and imperialism. President Putin’s article in the New York Times is a lesson of history, morals, and a warning toward […]

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No shame for Obama to retract his words: A good thing sells itself. A bad one advertises itself

Filed in Current affairs by on September 8, 2013 0 Comments
No shame for Obama to retract his words: A good thing sells itself. A bad one advertises itself

The Obama administration’s obsession with attacking Syria reminds me of the same tactics used by the Bush administration regarding Iraq. Like a leech stuck on its victim’s skin, President Obama insists that President Assad crossed the line by using chemical weapons against his people. There is no shame in retracting words said. A change of […]

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