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A Second Opinion: Biden to Stay in Presidential Race in Spite of Losing Debate to Trump

A Second Opinion: Biden to Stay in Presidential Race in Spite of Losing Debate to Trump »

11 Jul, 2024
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Biden lost the US presidential debate on CNN but insists on running for reelection anyway. Trump can't wait to debate him again.

A SECOND OPINION: Son of US President Convicted on Federal Gun Charges

A SECOND OPINION: Son of US President Convicted on Federal Gun Charges »

26 Jun, 2024
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Joe Biden has said he would not pardon his son if convicted. And Hunter Biden was convicted on three federal gun charges. Jail time is possible on the convictions. Meanwhile on 27 June 2024, the first presidential deebate, on CNN, is generating great anticipation.

A Second Opinion: Trump Convicted But Still Running for President

A Second Opinion: Trump Convicted But Still Running for President »

10 Jun, 2024
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"This is the first time in history that a former US President has been convicted of a crime. Yet he is still ahead of Biden in the polls. Americans are going to have a hard time of it come November 5th elections. They have a choice between a doddering mentally unfit candidate and a popular but lawfared conservative one."

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Sevilla: A Must in Spring,” 13 April 1984 (Part 2)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Sevilla: A Must in Spring,” 13 April 1984 (Part 2) »

10 Jun, 2024
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“Quien no ha visto Sevilla, no ha visto maravilla” (He who hasn’t seen Seville, hasn’t seen a wonder), and truer words were never spoken

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SEVILLA: A MUST IN SPRING”, 13 April 1984 (Part 1)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SEVILLA: A MUST IN SPRING”, 13 April 1984 (Part 1) »

10 Jun, 2024
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Seville is the most Spanish of this country’s cities: passionate gypsy ladies and their bullfighting beaus, orange blossom scented nights, the grandeur of the old Moorish buildings, blood red vino and airy patios so thick with bougainvillea and roses that they make the Garden of Eden look like a vacant lot in Houston during high summer. And the best time to witness this beauty is during the Feria de Abril or the April Fair when for a week the city becomes magic.

SNAPSHOT: LITTLE FLOWERS MEAN A LOT

SNAPSHOT: LITTLE FLOWERS MEAN A LOT »

30 May, 2024
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So delicate, so lovely. Yet so surprisingly strong some would rear their beautiful heads even in tiny cracks in ominous urban sidewalks. Most important of all, they bring their own sunshine.

A SECOND OPINION: Pro-Palestinian Protestors Cancel Graduation Ceremonies

A SECOND OPINION: Pro-Palestinian Protestors Cancel Graduation Ceremonies »

1 May, 2024
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After spending $68,000 a year on a University degree Columbia University of New York find themselves unable to graduate due to the multitude of pro-Hamas demonstrators who had taken over the central campus. Freedom of speech was in evidence at protests across the U.S., although hundreds were arrested for disorderly conduct.

A SECOND OPINION: Rising Crime Poses Problems for Presidential Candidates

A SECOND OPINION: Rising Crime Poses Problems for Presidential Candidates »

16 Apr, 2024
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The New York Time says major crimes have risen 22 percent in the Big Apple, deemed a "hell-hole" for residents who have been surveyed. Sitting President Joe Biden has yet to address the crime crisis whereas Republican presiential nominee Donald Trump is known for his law and order stance and his support of police efforts to fight crime. The public is looking forward to a debate between the candidates in which the crisis will be addressed.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE GAUDINESS OF GAUDI,” 14 January 1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE GAUDINESS OF GAUDI,” 14 January 1972 »

14 Apr, 2024
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"Having accepted the Gothic style as a basis for the architecture of La Familia Sagrada, Gaudi resolved to eliminate difficulties inherent in purely Gothic architecture. The result has been acclaimed by some as the most important step in architecture since the XII century, the immutable shape of his dream. It will cover double the area of Venice's St. Mark's, and will rise more than 65 feet higher than St. Peter's of Rome."

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S WAKING DREAM  

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S WAKING DREAM   »

19 Mar, 2024
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There’s a slight breeze. It’s summer night at its best. Madrileños are out to enjoy it. And yet it's the eve of the eve of Spring. Madrid has a quasi-pathological penchant for acting as though the sun (or, in this case, the moon) is always up there shining on folks -- the chosen people -- whatever the weather.