What a trip! I had last visited my American home country three years earlier; during my visit last month I saw that some things hadn't changed much, some things had.
In 1945, every Saturday night, we sang his songs, with those of Woody, Leadbelly, Paul Robeson and Ernst Busch, at the Folksay square dance and song sessions in the Furriers' Hall.
We add our voice to the many calling for clemency for Edward Snowden, the whistle-blower who exposed the National Security Agency's massive domestic spying program.
There are any number of obstacles that could trip up the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the "P5+1," but the right to "enrich" nuclear fuel should not be one of them.
He passed away from old age on Friday October 4 at Military Hospital 108, where he had been living for several years.
It may seem that we are straying here into a metaphysical realm far removed from the concerns of everyday life. That is not the case. Francis enacts his attitude in his daily lifestyle.
It is very hard to think of a more important world leader than Fidel.
In spite of the death of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and other reverses, the "Bolivarian" process of integration in Latin America is advancing.
Sooner or later the news will break that Nelson Mandela has died, and the frenzy whipped up by the media about 'what will happen next' will resume.
I thought of Sartre's "Anti-Semite and Jew" when I heard about the recent FOX News television interview with Reza Aslan.