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The broader implications of Washington’s new Cuba policy – By David Jessop

The broader implications of Washington’s new Cuba policy

Published on June 26, 2017 – By David Jessop

David Jessop

On June 16, speaking in Miami, President Trump announced measures reversing aspects of his predecessor’s policy of normalising relations with Cuba.

Although the changes seem minimal, the content of the accompanying presidential directive and the president’s remarks suggest new uncertainties lie ahead for every nation that had welcomed détente and the opportunity it offered to deepen bilateral relations.

As has been widely reported, the new regulations, when introduced, will end individual travel by US citizens, tighten US oversight of group travel, and proscribe most US business activities with Cuban military enterprises and their subsidiaries. However, far less clear are the broader implications of the US President’s National Security Directive, ‘Strengthening US Policy towards Cuba’.   Continue reading

Trump Won, and Amy Siskind Started a List of Changes – Margaret Sullivan

Trump Won, and Amy Siskind Started a List of Changes. Now it’s a Sensation.

Margaret Sullivan | The Washington Post

Shortly after Donald Trump was elected president, Amy Siskind took one of her occasional trips to Val-Kill, the Upstate New York home of Eleanor Roosevelt.

“I needed a Zen moment,” Siskind, who had campaigned for Hillary Clinton, told me. “And that is a place that inspires me.”    Continue reading

Barack Obama: On the ‘Fundamental Meanness’ of the Republican Health Care Bill – Jen Hayden

Barack Obama Issues a Scathing Statement on the ‘Fundamental Meanness’ of the Republican Bill

Jen Hayden | Daily Kos

Read his thoughtful, heartbreaking statement on the attempt to take away health care coverage from tens of millions of Americans:

Our politics are divided. They have been for a long time. And while I know that division makes it difficult to listen to Americans with whom we disagree, that’s what we need to do today.

I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party.     Continue reading

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