Editorial: Already backtracking on constitutional changes

The deputies briefly ponder a 57-page business wish list before passing it on for months of comments and study. National Assembly photo. Already the “reform package” is in trouble Why is the legislature touching constitutional reform at all? It’s because the political caste — the National Assembly above all, but also courts and at least […]

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Editorial / Nota de la Redacción: Racist Control / Control de Racistas

He drove nine hours to kill those whom he was told to hate.Condujo nueve horas para matar a los que le dijeron que odiara. Gun control? Maybe that, too,but let’s have racist control. A white guy, incited by Republican racist rhetoric, shot up a largely Spanish-speaking neighborhood of a town that was Spanish-speaking long before […]

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Editorial: Beach Blanket Bunko?

At low tide a fringe of beach is visible. At high tide the waves are crashing against the sea wall. Graphic by the Alcaldia. Beach Blanket Bunko? Uh huh. Panama becomes a resort town, by shipping in sand and spreading it out in front of the eastern end of the Cinta Costera to make an […]

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Editorial: Democrats and Ricky

Puerto Ricans march to oust the governor. Photo from Twitter by Marcos Caballero. Ricky Rosselló and the Democrats Will this editorial be dated by the time that it has been fully written? Huge crowds are in the streets, on strike, blocking major roads, demanding the Puerto Rican governor’s “expulsion.” It seems as if his departure […]

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Editorial: Fascism

Trump’s “fine people” at Charlottesville. WikiMedia photo by Anthony Crider. About fascism We can talk about classic or “neo” forms, but in order to confront the resurgence of fascist politicians, methods and ways of thinking we ought to know the phenomenon’s distinguishing characteristics and its classic methods. Everyone whom a leftist despises is not a […]

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Editorial, Nito’s turn; and Close the camps

We can like what Nito does or not, but he has the votes in the Assembly.Photo by the Presidencia. United yet dissonant Inauguration Day Who has the votes to control the National Assembly? Who controls most of the municipal governments? Who will assume control of the Panama Canal authority in short order? Who will be […]

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