As I See It

As I See It by Cynthia Tucker

December 20, 2014

Cuban Embargo Is Way Past Its Usefulness

It's about time that a U.S. president had the courage and common sense to end our ridiculous policy toward Cuba. It was a relic of the Cold War, an outdated strategy that accomplished absolutely nothing except to give the Castro brothers an excuse for the dire poverty in which their citizens live. ... continue

December 13, 2014

Torture Not Only Morally Corrupting but Ineffective as Well

Blame it on Hollywood. Too many spy movies and post-9/11 television dramas featured a hard-charging protagonist whose mission is to stop the evildoers by any means necessary. Torture is an oft-used weapon in his arsenal. Just think of "24's" Jack Bauer, who rarely paused before subjecting a... continue

December 06, 2014

Two Grand Juries, the Same Disappointing Result

No expressions of sympathy or regret can resurrect Eric Garner, the New York City man killed by police in July. Garner died after an officer placed him in what appears to be a chokehold during an arrest for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes, an offense not usually regarded as a capital crime. But, at the... continue

November 29, 2014

Immigrants' Energy and Vitality Ought to Be Celebrated

"This is a blessing from God." "I've always had to look behind my back. Now I don't have to worry so much." "This is a very amazing moment." According to news reports, those sentiments -- hope, relief, gratitude, joy -- have been expressed by... continue

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