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STATESIDE STORIES: BIDEN PROPOSES COVID AID

STATESIDE STORIES: BIDEN PROPOSES COVID AID »

19 Jan, 2021
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President-elect Joseph R. Biden proposed last week a $1.9 trillion rescue package to combat the economic downturn in the US and the Covid-19 crisis. “During this pandemic, millions of Americans, through no fault of their own, have lost the dignity and respect that comes with a job and a paycheck,” said Biden. The Biden rescue proposal would be financed entirely through increased federal borrowing and comes from the idea that the virus and the recovery are intertwined.

A Second Opinion: Covid Aid Begun

A Second Opinion: Covid Aid Begun »

7 Jan, 2021
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"I wish Trump’s $2000 dollar stimulus had been approved, but $600 dollars is better than nothing in times like these!"

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Spanish Scene” 57 Years Ago This Month

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Spanish Scene” 57 Years Ago This Month »

5 Jan, 2021
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What was going on more than half a century ago in then-quaint Spain? Folks on tenterhooks over smoking-or-not-to-smoke. A bright and beautiful Dutch princess falling for “young Spanish marqués of excellent lineage and large fortune”. Jeers and brawls in the bullring. Boni, the overly-amorous elephant sending his 16-ton dancing partner, Barbati, tripping and falling over spectators at the circus.

A SECOND OPINION: New Year’s Resolutions Scotched!

A SECOND OPINION: New Year’s Resolutions Scotched! »

27 Dec, 2020
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"Well, it’s that time of year when we all think about what we’re going to resolve to do in the New Year 2021. But this time around we have Covid-19 to contend with, in spite of the new vaccines that are soon to become readily available. I guess the only resolution I can really accomplish this year is to be a better person and help the homeless and the hungry. That’s a resolution with which we can all agree."

THE KING WHO’S STUCK IN  THE ORIENT

THE KING WHO’S STUCK IN THE ORIENT »

23 Dec, 2020
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King Juan Carlos, the father of the reigning King of Spain, Felipe VI, isn’t coming – can´t come – home for Christmas much as he wants to. Hard on the heels of headline-grabbing scandals, he has self-exiled in the United Arab Emirates since last summer. And now neither King Felipe nor Pedro Sanchez, President of Spain, feels comfortable having the octogenarian "King Emeritus" back. He used to be hero-worshipped, having engineered the way to a parliamentary monarchy after nearly four decades of the stultifying Franco dictatorship.

A SECOND OPINION: A White House Christmas

A SECOND OPINION: A White House Christmas »

10 Dec, 2020
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Melania Trump sure went all out to decorate the White House this year for Christmas. Meanwhile, her husband, President Donald Trump, continues to dispute Joe Biden’s electoral win for the Presidency of the USA. This is Trump’s last Christmas in the White House unless he runs again in 2024 and wins. Meanwhile, the New Year will bring a new season, a new dynamic, and a new Administration to the House of the People.

A WHITE HOUSE BLOG REVEALS WHO DR. JILL BIDEN IS!

A WHITE HOUSE BLOG REVEALS WHO DR. JILL BIDEN IS! »

12 Nov, 2020
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Jill Biden's dress rehearsal for First Ladyship!

A SECOND OPINION: Biden Elected US President; Trump Grumps

A SECOND OPINION: Biden Elected US President; Trump Grumps »

9 Nov, 2020
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The spirit of compromise underlay Joe Biden’s victory speech this past weekend, as he won the 270 electoral votes necessary to become the 46th President of the United States come 20 January 2021. He said he had sought the nation’s highest office “to rebuild the soul of America, to rebuild the backbone of this nation, the middle class, and to make America respected around the world again.” Meanwhile, Donald Trump has filed several lawsuits, alleging voter fraud.

A Stateside Story: A New Voice on the US Supreme Court

A Stateside Story: A New Voice on the US Supreme Court »

28 Oct, 2020
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Amy Coney Barrett replaces the much-admired Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died still on the bench at the age of 87. While Ginsburg was a liberal, Barrett is considered a conservative, and will have some 40 years to prove it, if she lives so long, since being a Supreme Court Justice is a life-time appointment. If the Democrats win the Presidential election, there is talk that they will consider extending the court to more justices and putting on term limits.

DON A CAPE AND WOW THE LADIES — AND GENTLEMEN!

DON A CAPE AND WOW THE LADIES — AND GENTLEMEN! »

20 Oct, 2020
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Part I of the Two-Part Seseña Capes Series. Warm and dashing, the capa española can be twirled haughtily around the wearer’s body twice or even three times. And Capas Seseña is the only establishment still existing in all Spain with a proud and single-minded dedication to the making of the classic Spanish cape, cut and sewn right there on the old turn-of-the-century premises. The traditional garment has been enchanting elegant national and international fashion audiences (and wearers, of course) unfailingly all these many years.