Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Let’s end the Cuban embargo, and help Cubans build a better homeland

Yesterday morning we woke up to the good news that Alan Gross, the American contractor who was arrested in Cuba in December 2009 and sentenced to 15 years in prison for importing satellite phones and computer equipment without a Cuban … Continue reading

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The Cold War hasn’t gone anywhere

In 1946, the author, George Orwell, wrote that Russia had “began to make a ‘cold war’ on Britain and the British Empire.” To add to this, Bernard Baruch said a year later, “we are today in the midst of a … Continue reading

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Obama’s Vietnam

On January 27, 1973, the United States, the Republic of Vietnam and the communist North Vietnam signed the Paris Peace Accords. The aim of the treaty was to stop the fighting in Vietnam and give the United States a basis … Continue reading

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The Republican Party needs to be the party of common sense—not the opposite

Yesterday the Republican National Committee posted a questionnaire on Facebook asking their fans “to help shape the future of the Republican Party.” I took the questionnaire and answered truthfully according to how I feel, but at the same time I felt that … Continue reading

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Cuba is changing for the better—but will that kill “The System”?

I remember, growing up in the evil empire of the Soviet Union, nobody could go abroad if the KGB didn’t deem you worthy. Not even to the Soviet satellite states—like Poland or Yugoslavia. If you wanted to go abroad, you … Continue reading

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Can your enemy’s friend be your friend?

Written for and published on Estonian World on 9 November. “This is my last election … After my election I have more flexibility.” “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.” This exchange happened between US President Barack Obama and Russian then-President Dmitri … Continue reading

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It was a good race; now it’s time to look towards the future

Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama fought a good fight. It was an interesting race, it was a challenging race, and it certainly was an expensive race—the most expensive in history. What I’m most surprised about is that Romney lost … Continue reading

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Questions we’ve got to ask ourselves before this crucial election

I tend to agree with many who say that this Tuesday’s presidential election the US may just as well be the most important one of our lives. True, that is said before every major election, but considering how things in … Continue reading

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Obama’s potential challengers

As US President Barack Obama announced on Monday his intention to run for the second term, it’s probably now appropriate to look at his potential challengers from the other side of the political spectrum—who have the Republicans to offer? Despite … Continue reading

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