opinion Raul Reyes Opinion columnist Published 5:00 AM EDT Oct 31, 2018 Democrats have a Latino voter problem. That seems to be the consensus among political strategists, according to media outlets across the country. Newspapers, websites and cable news shows have all been reporting that Democrats are worried about the indifference they perceive among Hispanics towards next week's midterm elections. Cynicism, apathy, and fear are cited as reasons why some Latinos, even in the Trump era, are not placing a high priority on casting ballots. As Cesar Gustamente of Nevada explained to The New York Times, “There are times when you’re just wasting your time on voting.” Brother, just no. There are sound reasons to explain, in part, why Latinos voter participation lags that of other groups. But not caring or being busy are not among them. As members of the country’s largest minority group, Latinos … [Read more...] about Latinos must grab their chance to vote against Trump in this election
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Dan Hummel has lived, mostly alone, in his rugged West Cork sanctuary for 46 years. On a recent visit, Brian Keane gets an insight into his life.“I’ve always been into locations. Places have guided my life more than people, family, or friends,” Dan Hummel’s American accent is as laid-back as the man. “Maybe that’s why I find myself in West Cork, mostly alone for 46 years, on this stretch of rock jutting into the Atlantic.”Once, the raw beauty of the place brought Dan the greatest peace. Now, at 78 years old, it can leave him anxious. “One time I was hacking bamboo with a scythe and buried the blade about four inches into my leg. I missed the artery but the blood was spraying everywhere. "It was a long crawl to my home where I tied a shirt around it before hobbling the 700m to my bike. Then I cycled 17 miles to the hospital. Don’t think I have that in me anymore. "These days my balance isn’t so good. … [Read more...] about Higherland Dan: The American living in West Cork sanctuary for almost 50 years
Four months later, doctors told the young Irishman he had cancer and had only six months to live. He and his long-term girlfriend Melissa Murphy had moved from Co Kildare to Boston when Michael was accepted into the Ivy League college. The "death sentence" crushed their dreams. Almost three years later, Michael is still here and still fighting. Known as Mick and Mel to their friends, they chose to remain in the US because of new life-saving treatments that are not available in Ireland. Michael (26) has the heart of a warrior. He beat cancer twice in the past. As a law student at Trinity College, Dublin, he underwent renal cancer surgery to remove one-third of a kidney. A few months later, he sat his finals and earned a first-class honours degree. As a baby, he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer affecting his adrenal glands and stomach, and was given a one-in-four chance of cheating death. He survived. In the US, Michael chose to fight this third onslaught of the disease and … [Read more...] about ‘Look for that silver lining’
The roster of the school’s graduates includes federal and state judges, two members of Congress and several high-profile courtroom lawyers and business leaders. But whatever the accomplishments of its most distinguished alumni, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, once the largest law school in the U.S., does not have a reputation to match. And it never has. Cooley may be, by some measurements, the worst law school in America. And its standing has not been enhanced by a flood of publicity about the quality of the legal work of its best known and, increasingly, most notorious alum: Michael D. Cohen, class of 1991, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and the target of a federal criminal investigation in New York that has clearly rattled Trump. The school is sensitive to the headlines: “In light of the current publicity about Mr. Michael Cohen, one of our graduates, it is disappointing to see all the gratuitous negative comments about our law … [Read more...] about Trump’s lawyer went to the worst law school in America
What’s in a name? Does it really matter whether your child goes to Harvard, stays in Switzerland, or takes an online course at an unheard-of university? You can probably guess the answer. The top universities in the United States, like Harvard, Stanford and Yale, and the United Kingdom, such as Oxford and Cambridge, are ranked among the best in the world and for good reason. They offer first-class curriculums and the professors often are world leaders in their field, sometimes even writing the programme’s required textbooks, not to mention the well-funded facilities designed to aid learning. “The top universities in the US and the UK are the best in the world,” says Rowan Anders, Director of Crimson Education in Switzerland, who has himself attended an Ivy League university. “From access to cutting-edge research, internship programmes and full-time job opportunities, they offer very powerful advantages.” Founded in 2013, Crimson Education is a … [Read more...] about What’s the real impact of attending a top university?