April

The Heritage Foundations delusions

Opinion A few weeks before leaving the post of head of the United States diplomatic mission in Brazil, with which she concludes her career, Donna Hrinak decided to give President Lula’s administration some “advice” that, though wrapped in elegant diplomatic language, revealed an interventionist, arrogant and threatening tone.

César Châvez Day in a time of nativism

Opinion In a preview of his new book “Who Are We: The Challenges to America’s National Identity,” Harvard professor Samuel P. Huntington writes: “The persistent inflow of Hispanic immigrants threatens to divide the United States into two peoples, two cultures and two languages. Unlike past immigrant groups, Mexicans and other Latinos have not assimilated into mainstream U.S. culture. ... The United States ignores this challenge at its peril.”

Pinocchios nose and the lie factory

Opinion Many years ago, Italian children’s author Carlo Collodi wrote a story about a wooden marionette, Pinocchio. This story comes to mind when people lie repeatedly – like Pinocchio, we imagine their noses growing as the lies get bigger.

A heroic defense and a cruel system

Opinion The Southern California grocery strikers are true working-class heroes. Seventy thousand held fast to their strike over four and a half months, a remarkable achievement in the current “jobless recovery.”