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Bullet trains for the US? Thanks, AMLO!

According to journalist Anabel Hernández, the impetus for bringing high-speed rail service to North America came from Andrés Manuel López Obrador, whose 2012 election platform included developing high-speed railway connections throughout Mexico as a stimulus not just for the tourism industry, but as part of an overall transportation plan that included new highways (and expanding the Mexico City airport, not… as is presently being considered… in the biologically sensitive water-shed chosen by the Peña Nieto administration). 239 more words

Economy & Business

The Donald, Immigration Reform and Hate Crimes

As a first generation American I have always followed immigration closely. My grandmother and mother came to America through the front door. They worked long and hard to gain their legal status and citizenship. 1,105 more words

The Sarah Palin era is over: What the end of her Fox News contract really means


The one-time superstar is out at Fox News, and barely an afterthought as it is. What a difference five years make

In 2010, Fox News  648 more words

U.S. Politics


“Nigerians have taken the lead in the rejection of corruption.The election result is a manifestation of the people’s resolve to confront corruption, dishonesty and exploitation. 152 more words

J.J. Rawlings

It should not take 22 people to tweet

The University of North Carolina has released a study on the use of Twitter in the 2012 Presidential Election. Perhaps the most interesting tidbit is this: by the end of the Romney campaign, it took… 399 more words

Social Media

Fr. Tony Flannery: Envisioning a more Christ-like church

Perhaps this is what church is meant to be: people drawn together, not by the obligations of Sunday attendance but by the call of the Gospels to build a better world. 787 more words