Sometime in the mid-1990s, five Cuban agents recruited by Fidel Castro’s intelligence agency made their way to South Florida. Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labanino, Fernando Gonzales, and Rene Gonzales were sent to infiltrate U.S.-based Cuban exile groups. Their plan was simple: pretend to be staunchly anti-Castro, gain access to those groups, and report back [...]
In dealing with Iran and its nuclear aspirations, the United States seems to have three options open to it:
1) Accept the inevitable and do nothing;
2) Open a dialog and negotiate a solution with the Iranian regime which will be satisfactory to all; or
3) Attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Obviously, Option No. 2 would be the most [...]
Last Wednesday, to great applause and accolades from the politicians and dignitaries in attendance, a bronze statue of Helen Keller was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol. “The story of Helen Keller inspires us all,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi added that: “Helen Keller ignited a century marked by progress for [...]
Joe Arpaio, known as “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” is very good at what he does. Sheriff Arpaio has been in charge of the Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff’s Office (the third largest Sheriff’s Office in the country), since 1993. He has been re-elected an unprecedented five times, and has earned high approval ratings from local citizens. “The [...]
Twenty-five years ago, Romell Broom, a pedophile who had previously served time for the savage rape of a 12-year-old girl, abducted 14-year-old Tyra Middleton on the street at knifepoint, brutally raped her, and then stabbed her to death. Her body was found in a nearby abandoned parking lot.
At his trial, Broom received the death penalty, [...]
Last April, after the Dalai Lama–the spiritual leader of Tibet–announced his intention to travel to the United States in October, the Communist Chinese gave President Barack Obama a stern warning against meeting with him. China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu made it quite clear that the Chinese, who invaded Tibet and have ruled it with [...]
Despite the best efforts of President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey to bolster Chicago’s bid to host the Olympic Games in 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded the “honor” to the City of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
The White House lobbied hard and had made the argument that hosting the [...]
Does the Second Amendment give one the right to keep and bear arms (even allowing one to invoke that right against the government itself), or is it a freedom only as it concerns the federal government?
As Amy Goodman reported on her Democracy Now! program, that question will now be taken up by the United States [...]