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Surviving the challenges of progress

Surviving the challenges of progress

Perry Diaz March 19, 2021 0

The South Pacific reminds of the movie “South Pacific,” a musical story released in 1958 about a US Navy nurse who falls for a middle-aged French plantation owner. The movie is set on a

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The fallacy of ‘America First’

The fallacy of ‘America First’

Perry Diaz March 5, 2021 0

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1933, he instituted his New Deal programs, some of which were the Social Security Administration (SSA), Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Civil Works Administration (CVA), and Farm

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Trump’s ‘Day of Resurrection’

Trump’s ‘Day of Resurrection’

Perry Diaz February 19, 2021 0

Just when QAnon conspiracy theories were debunked, a new theory is building up and is gathering acceptance among those who believe in Trumpism. Ex-President Donald Trump who had been replaced by President Joe Biden

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Trump’s fate is at the mercy of the Senate

Trump’s fate is at the mercy of the Senate

Perry Diaz January 21, 2021 0

As I am writing this column, President Donald Trump has only two days left in his presidency. Then he will go into retirement. It must be hard for him to accept that he would

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Trump tries to subvert electoral process

Trump tries to subvert electoral process

Perry Diaz December 22, 2020 0

In an attempt to reverse the electoral process that has so far been in favor of president-elect Joe Biden, President Donald Trump has resorted to subverting the votes of people in the battleground states

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Trump’s legacy

Trump’s legacy

Perry Diaz December 10, 2020 0

According to President-elect Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede was “embarrassing and would reflect poorly on his legacy.” Indeed, a leader is measured and remembered by his or her last act in

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When is Trump going to concede?

When is Trump going to concede?

Perry Diaz November 23, 2020 0

In my column last week after Joe Biden took the lead in the presidential election, I wondered where President Donald Trump would be heading after his term? I asked, Quo Vadis, Donald J. Trump?

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Will Covid-19 end Trump’s presidential run?

Will Covid-19 end Trump’s presidential run?

Perry Diaz October 15, 2020 0

The news came in at 9:00 PM on October 1, 2020. “President Donald Trump tweets he Melania test positive for Covid-19.” It was the most shocking news since Trump won the presidency in 2016.

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Russia-China rivalry in U.S. election

Russia-China rivalry in U.S. election

Perry Diaz August 26, 2020 0

While it was obvious that Russian President Vladimir Putin is openly supporting President Donald Trump in his re-election campaign, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s support for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is not evident, which

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Trump’s voter suppression strategy

Trump’s voter suppression strategy

Perry Diaz August 24, 2020 0

Last July 30, two bombshells were dropped in Washington DC. The first was the announcement that the U.S. economy shrunk at an annualized rate of 32.9% in the second quarter, the biggest decline since

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