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CommieGirl goes to Cuba

We’ve been remiss in cross posting this outstanding story from LiberalOC pal Rebecca Schoenkopf, who traveled to the isle of Cuba for this first person account of life in a Communist nation just 90 miles from our coastline and home to some of the greatest baseball players in the world. From her story: “And Havana…

U.S. and Russia Sign Arms Reduction Treaty

Last week, President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a historic treaty to reduce nuclear arms between the two superpowers. Fringe commentators like Jack Kelly are already digging at his heels making the ludicrous claim that, “before he [Obama] drives us into bankruptcy, he might get us all killed.” However, some more reasonable Republicans have endorsed the measure.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez urges Congress to pressure State Department on Vietnam

Calls on colleagues to sign letter urging Secretary Clinton to label Vietnam a “Country of Particular Concern” for abusing religious freedom. “My colleagues in the Congressional Vietnam Caucus and I are urging Secretary Clinton to take concrete action to hold Vietnam accountable for its severe abuses of religious freedom,” said Rep. Sanchez, who is Co-Chair of the Caucus. “Vietnam has shown a complete disregard for the rights of its citizens, actively suppressing religious activity and persecuting people of faith. It’s time for our country to actually penalize these abuses and place Vietnam back on the State Department’s ‘Countries of Particular Concern’ list.”

Helping Haiti

On Tuesday, a catastrophic earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The full extent of the damage is still being assessed, but the death toll — already in the thousands — is climbing fast. This is the worst earthquake to hit the area in more than 200 years. Entire communities have been ripped apart and as many…

Yes Virginia, There IS a Santa Claus

My baby is a confident 10 year old girl who loves Christmas.  Last season, around New Year’s, we had a honest discussion about the season and, as her Dad, there’s a certain amount of grieving over another passage of childhood.  I can’t read the final pages of The Polar Express to her without my voice breaking and tears…