An antidote for “truth decay”: Publicly fund the news

There has been  a lot of talk arising from Barack Obama’s recent 60 Minutes interview about what he called  “truth decay.”  The former president was referring to Trump and his movement’s incessant lying about all matters including the election results and their possible long-term consequences. “Our democracy seems to be teetering on the brink of a crisis,” Obama said.  He continued, “It has now become a contest where issues, facts, policies per se don’t matter as much as identity and wanting to beat the other guy . . .  that’s…

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President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba

The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, will make an official visit to Cuban this coming March 20-22. This will be the second time a U.S. President comes to our archipelago. Previously having done so was Calvin Coolidge, who landed in Havana in January of 1928. He arrived aboard a warship to attend the 6th Pan American Conference, which was held at that time under the sponsorship of a local figure recalled as infamous, Gerardo Machado. This will be the first time a President of the United…

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Lavrov: Russian warplanes only target ISIS and other terrorist organizations in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that the Russian warplanes only target the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria “ISIS” and other terrorist organizations in Syria. In a press conference in New York Wednesday, Lavrov said that Russia is conducting strikes against the “ISIS” and other terrorist organizations because if it doesn’t do that the flow of fighters into Syria will increase, indicating that this decision came upon a request by the Syrian Government.

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