Mary Sanchez

Pragmatism, not emotion, must guide Cuba policy

We must acknowledge that the United States’ objective remains the same: to bring about in Cuba a transition to democracy that makes its people freer and more prosperous. What’s changing is the strategy. This is hard for many Cuban-Americans to accept, especially those in politics.

Barbara Shelly

Sorry, Kevin Yoder: Your measure really is about helping the big banks

Ever since he was named last week as the sponsor of a controversial measure rolling back a significant financial reform, U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder has been trying to have it both ways. He wants constituents to think his motives were all about helping out community banks and farmers. But the biggest beneficiaries of his action are the Wall Street banks, which already have rewarded Yoder handsomely and will continue to do so.

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