One thing is apparent to anyone who has studied Cuban society as Esteban Morales has: the subject of racism is far from "taboo" in Cuba.
President Bush launched a war that directly killed nearly 4,500 U.S. troops and at least 121,000 Iraqis, and wounded over 33,000 U.S. soldiers and countless Iraqis.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Board of Education have closed or taken over dozens of schools every year, targeting African American and Latino neighborhoods.
With Citizens United and now "The Roggensack Rule," in the light of day judges can be wined and dined by the very party they will be ruling on.
Last week the stock market made a great leap forward. And New York is facing a homeless crisis. Some recovery!
He was repeatedly re-elected by wide margins, and will be mourned not only by Venezuelans but by many Latin Americans who appreciate what he did for the region.
The next time a rich corporate chieftain whines about higher taxes or says he's "just like you and me," take him to Disneyland. It may remind him how he's not.
There is an increase in right-wing efforts to smear liberal opponents as Communists, as supporters of terrorism, as un-American.
Coalition politics and reform struggles are anything but pure; they are, by nature, a polyglot; an uneasy amalgamation of disparate forces.
It's not complicated. Less guns equals less murders. But arms sales are through the roof now.