America at Hunger’s Edge (America al Borde del Hambre)

A shadow of hunger looms over the United States. In the pandemic economy, nearly one in eight households doesn’t have enough to eat. The lockdown, with its epic lines at food banks, has revealed what was hidden in plain sight: that the struggle to make food last long enough, and to get food that’s healthfulContinue reading “America at Hunger’s Edge (America al Borde del Hambre)”

Critic’s Notebook: Kamala Harris Rises Above a Mansplaining Mike Pence in Vice Presidential Debate

The California senator’s poise and firmness made for a satisfying contrast to the vice president’s smug condescension and interruptions — but an insect stole the show. El equilibrio y la firmeza de la senadora de California constituyo un contraste satisfactorio con la condescendencia y las interrupciones presumidas del vicepresidente, pero un insecto se robó elContinue reading “Critic’s Notebook: Kamala Harris Rises Above a Mansplaining Mike Pence in Vice Presidential Debate”

The Fly on Pence’s Head, Memes and Tweets from the Vice Presidential Debate

What animated social media during the debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence? It was a fly, mostly. ¿Qué animó las redes sociales durante el debate entre la senadora Kamala Harris y el vicepresidente Mike Pence? Era una mosca, sobre todo. The Fly on Pence’s Head, Memes and Tweets from the ViceContinue reading “The Fly on Pence’s Head, Memes and Tweets from the Vice Presidential Debate”

Puerto Rico sees more pain and little progress three years after Hurricane Maria

“As a community social worker, I can tell you that Puerto Rico’s recovery, if it can be called that, didn’t come thanks to the government. It came from nonprofit associations, it came from the neighbors themselves. It came from foundations. It came from the hands of other people who supported the families that suffered theContinue reading “Puerto Rico sees more pain and little progress three years after Hurricane Maria”

Trump may reach a new milestone by Election Day

our impeached-but-not-convicted president is undeserving of reelection but also the worst president in US history. Trump may reach a new milestone by Election Day Missed promises: “rebuilding our infrastructure, reducing the federal debt, ending trade deficits and creating vast numbers of jobs. In many cases, the good things that have happened during the Trump yearsContinue reading “Trump may reach a new milestone by Election Day”

Puerto Rico travel, US Virgin Islands travel pits economy vs. health

In nearby Puerto Rico, the friction has spilled into real life. Media reports have detailed multiple episodes in which tourists, having escaped pandemic restrictions back home, became violent and destroyed store merchandise after being asked to wear a mask. Puerto Rico travel, US Virgin Islands travel pits economy vs. health