It is de rigueur among tolerant liberals who don't want to divide society further in our unsettling times to dismiss Samuel Huntington's thesis of a "clash of civilizations." But Huntington was right -- though perhaps in a way he didn't grasp. (continued)
Integrating immigrants as individuals and providing them with the means of upward mobility is what has distinguished America from the old world cultures of Europe. It is the foundation upon which America's celebrated aspirational culture has been built. To suggest otherwise in 2016 -- as Trump has done in questioning whether a U.S.-born judge of Mexican lineage can fairly try the case against Trump University -- is also to deny the mixed races and ethnicities that constitute America's makeup today. (continued)
You'll find it 50 miles west of another popular and better-known expat retirement enclave, San Miguel de Allende. Both are in the state of Guanajuato, and the city of the same name is the state capital.
Stretches of dry desert, tantalizingly golden yet intimidatingly rugged, carpet the mostly untrammeled land between the Los Cabos International Airport and Los Cabos itself, the two-city destination that has long been considered by the not-so well-traveled lot the height of exoticism.
Mexico will be part of the UN's LGBTI Core Group of 19 countries that promote these rights at the international level. The principle guiding our participation will be the belief that every woman or man must have equal rights and that diversity is a very important element of the richness of our society.
Who would have thought that an issue too hard to explain in a sound bite would become the main axis along which the American presidential election is fought? Donald Trump's railings against China or Mexico shrewdly put a political face on that issue: globalization.