Pope Francis Is Not A Marxist, But A Dreamer

Pope Francis’ message is one that he also lives daily by eschewing fancy digs, fancy wheels and the excesses of wealth. He talks it — and he walks it. But it would be wrong to assign a political philosophy to his profound demonstration of faith.

When It Comes To Modern Love, Who Is The Real Neanderthal?

The newest media push is polyamorous relationships, which I’ve now witnessed being depicted on several specials and news reports as a reasonable alternative to traditional marriage. Many find it difficult to understand us “Neanderthals” who bristle at the thought of constantly having to accept new lifestyles. ABC news, for example, asks us to “have an open mind” and consider whether “they have a point.”

Hell Yes, Knockout Game Is A Hate Crime

The “knock-out game” is anything but a game. And from what we’ve seen so far, it may be a wave of hate crimes. We have to stamp out these acts of pure cowardice, and police need to focus not just on the attackers, but on the videographers as well.

George Zimmerman, OJ Simpson And The Art Of Getting Away With Things

I’ve always believed that George Zimmerman and OJ Simpson had much in common, but it became crystal clear this week when I heard his girlfriend tell 911 operators that “he knows how to do it, he knows how to play the game.”

How Fear Killed Andy Lopez

Why is Andy Lopez dead? One look at him reminds me how he could be my son, or yours. He could be any kid in America — and he should be alive. Andy Lopez is a victim of our own exaggerated media-driven fears to which even grown men and women in uniform have succumbed.

Let’s Legalize Marijuana Like The Uruguayans, For Our Children’s Sake

America “needs to get to its children, before its children get to the drugs.” I’ve always believed in those words and went so far as coining it as a spokesperson for the DARE program in South Florida some years ago. Do I still believe it? Absolutely. But when it comes to marijuana, I now believe […]

Novelist Oscar Hijuelos Aptly Shared Our Story As Cuban Émigrés

It becomes an inevitable part of every man’s life, sharing who he really is — even if it hurts, shames or embarrasses. So it was with novelist Oscar Hijuelos, who received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for literature after writing “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.” It was adapted into the 1992 film “El Mambo,” […]

A Letter To President Obama: Avoid Another Bay Of Pigs

President Kennedy’s failed Bay of Pigs invasion turned Fidel Castro into a “Rasputin-like” mystical figure. To this day, photos in Cuban text books depict Castro on the beaches of “Bahía de Cochinos” (…) amid bombs exploding around him.

The Country’s Future Depends On Immigrants

Americans are having less sex — reproductive, baby-making sex — than they ever have before. Last week, TIME Magazine had a cover story entitled, “The Childfree Life.”  The gist of the article was that increasingly, in our modern era, “having it all means not having children.”  The choice to not have children represents a shift […]

Who Speaks For Us?

As President Obama chooses the acquittal of George Zimmerman to reaffirm his black heritage, we should remind him that he should be there for all of us.