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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

U.S.-Cuba relations still far from normal

by Louis A. Perez Jr.

U.S.-Cuba relations are still far from normal — and may never be.
Secretary of State John Kerry has heralded the renewal of diplomatic ties, symbolized by the formal reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, as a step “to restoring fully normal relations between the United States and Cuba.”

Julian Bond, colleague and inspiration

by Clarence Lusane

I had the great fortune to have had Julian Bond as a colleague at American University.
On a number of occasions, I sat in on his lectures or talks. These were mostly small, intimate gatherings away from cameras and the media. That is when Julian Bond the agitator became Julian Bond the educator, effortlessly mesmerizing young minds eager for his knowledge and experience.

Republican anti-immigrant agenda will backfire

by Alvaro Huerta

Congressional Republicans are exploiting a senseless crime to try to push through anti-immigrant legislation.
In the wake of the tragic murder of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco by Francisco Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant recently released from the county jail, House and Senate Republicans have introduced a slew of bills.

What Obama needs to do for Africa

by Clarence Lusane

President Obama’s recent Africa tour could be of great significance.
Much of the media focus was on the “family reunion” dimension of Obama’s journey to his father’s country, and the symbolism of his trip as the first sitting president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia and to address the African Union. But the president should aim to achieve more than symbolism. What can he do to leave a positive, concrete legacy in the region?

Puerto Rico’s economic disaster has political roots

by Carmelo Ruiz

The roots of Puerto Rico’s economic disaster lie in its political status.
Puerto Rico cannot declare bankruptcy. Unlike the municipality of Detroit and the sovereign nation of Greece, Puerto Rico has no independent political identity. It is an “unincorporated territory” of the United States of America.
Ever since this Caribbean island-nation was invaded by the United States in 1898, it has been ruled under the territorial clause of the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Congress exercises authority over Puerto Rico.