List of Posts to dwkcommentaries–Chronological (2018)


Number Date Title
                     January 2018
1112 01/03/18 Report on dwkcommentaries–2017
1113 01/03/18 Professor LeoGrande’s Comments on the Strengthening Cuba-Russia Relationship
1114 01/04/18 Teens Hear Strange High-Pitched Sound at Havana Airport
1115 01/06/18 Pope Francis Offers Advice to Everyone
1116 01/06/18 More Details on Medical Problems of Canadian Diplomats in Cuba
1117 01/07/18 No Evidence of Sonic Attacks on U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1118 01/10/18 Additional Controversy Over What Happened to U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1119 01/10/18 U.S. Senate Hearing on Medical Problems of U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1120 01/11/18 State Department’s New Travel Advisory System on Cuba and Other Countries
1121 01/12/18 Cuba and European Union Strengthen Their Relationship
1119A 01/12/18 Cuban Journalist Claims Inconsistencies in Allegations of Cuban Causing Medical Problems in U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1122 01/16/18 Is Cuba Concealing Bad Economic Data?
1119B 01/16/18 Published: Witnesses Direct Testimony at Senate Hearing
1119C 01/17/18 Senator Rubio cCntinues Attacks on Normalization with Cuba
1123 01/18/18 Cuba and U.S. Continue To Hold Bilateral Meetings on Various Issues
1123A 01/20/18 Reuters Reports on U.S-Cuba Talks About Law Enforcement
1124 01/20/18 Senator Jeff Flake Condemns President Trump’s “Fake News” Tirades
1125 01/23/18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday at Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church
1126 01/24/18 New Uses of New Spaces at Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church
1127 01/25/18 State Department Creates Cuba Internet Task Force and Suspends Enforcement of Statutory Liability for Trafficking in Certain Cuban Expropriated Property
1128 01/27/18 Discovering the Ideas of Jordan Peterson
1129 01/29/18 Minneapolis Interfaith Gathering To End Homelessness
1130 01/30/18 Perplexing Status of U.S. Travel to Cuba
1129A 01/31/18 Editorial Commending Interfaith Gathering
1131 01/31/18 President Trump’s Unsound Action Regarding the U.S. Prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
1121A 01/31/18 EU To Assist Cuba with Dual Currency Consolidation
Number Date Title
                           February 2018
1133 02/01/18 Cuba Protests U.S.’ Cuba Internet Task Force
1133 02/02/18 Guantanamo: Trump’s Order Reignites Controversy
1129B 02/03/18 Westminster Presbyterian Church Addresses Homelessness
1134 02/03/18 Powerful Call to Service at Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church
1132A 0204/18 Former Cuban Prisoner Criticizes U.S.’ Cuba Internet Task Force
1135 02/07/18 Secretary Tillerson’s Provocative Comments About Latin America
1136 02/08/18 U.S.’ Cuba Internet Task Force Holds Inaugural Meeting
1137 02/09/18 Objections to U.S.’ Cuba Internet Task Force
1137A 02/09/18 Comment to Cuba Internet Task Force
1135A 02/10/18 More Criticism of Tillerson’s Comments About the Monroe Doctrine
1138 02/13/18 Katherine Graham’s Connections with Harry Hopkins and Edward B. Burling
1139 02/15/18 U.S. and Cuba Continue To Confer Over Common Concerns
1140 02/11/18 Medical Report on U.S. Diplomats Health Problems Occurring in Cuba
1141 02/17/18 Edward B. Burling’s Early Years in Iowa, 1870-1890
1142 02/18/18 Edward B. Burling’s Years at Harvard University, 1890-1894
1143 02/19/18 Edward B. Burling: The Chicago Attorney, 1895-1917
1144 02/20/18 Edward B. Burling: The Federal Government Attorney, 1917-1918
1145 02/21/18 Edward B. Burling: The Prominent Washington, D.C. Attorney, 1919-1966
1146 02/22/18 Edward B. Burling’s Life-Long Friendship with Learned Hand
1147 02/23/18 Upcoming Cuba Regulations on Free Enterprise?
1148 02/24/18 Congressional Delegation Visits Cuba
1149 02/25/18 Edward B. Burling: The Character of the Man
1150 02/26/18 The Joy of Researching and Writing About Edward B. Burling and Joseph Welch
                              March 2018
1151 03/03/18 Developments in U.S.-Cuba Diplomatic Relations
1152 03/04/18 Possible Solution to Mystery of “Sonic Attacks” on U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1152A 03/05/18 Approval of University of Michigan Research on Alleged “Sonic Weapons” in Cuba
1151A 03/06/18 More Reactions to U.S. Low Staff at Havana Embassy
1153 03/07/18 Cuban Violations of Press Freedom in 2017
1154 03/15/18 Cuba Medical Professionals Continue To Escape from Medical Missions
1155 03/18/18 U.S. and Cuba Exchange Accusations at U.N. Human Rights Council
1156 03/19/18 Upcoming Cuba Issues for the Trump Administration
1157 03/20/18 Archbishop Oscar Romero To Be Canonized by the Roman Catholic Church
1158 03/26/18 Signs of Possible Increased U.S. Hostility Towards Cuba
1159 03/27/18 Cuba’s Communist Party Admits Errors in Liberalization of Economy
1152B 03/30/18 U.S. Still Does Not Know Cause of “Sonic Attacks” on U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1160 03/31/18 Vietnamese Communist Party Official Advocates Economic Reforms for Cuba
                               April 2018
1161 04/03/18 The World Faces Demographic Challenges
1162 04/04/18 Robert F. Kennedy’s Moving Eulogy for Martin Luther King, Jr.
1163 04/05/18 Economic Challenges Facing Cuba’s New President
1164 04/05/18 Steven Pincer’s Analysis of Wealth and Inequality
1156A 04/06/18 Trump Not Expected To Meet Castro at Summit of the Americas
1165 04/06/18 U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s Second Term (1905-1909): Federal Regulation of Railroads
1166 04/07/18 New York Central Railroad’s 1907 Woodlawn Crash
1167 04/11/18 Developments Regarding the Summit of the Americas
1168 04/12/18 U.S. and Cuba Continue To Cooperate on Agriculture
1168A 04/13/18 Identification of U.S. and Cuba Agriculture Agreements
1169 04/14/18 U.S. Needs More Immigrants
1170 04/18/18 U.S.-Cuba Skirmishes at the Summit of the Americas
1171 04/19/18 The Inauguration of Cuba’s New President, Miguel Díaz-Canel
1172 04/21/18 New U.S. Annual Report on Human Rights Around the World
1173 04/22/18 U.S. Current Assessment of Cuban Human Rights
1174 04/23/18 U.S. Reactions to the New President of Cuba
1175 04/25/18 Drop in Foreign Tourists for Cuba
1176 04/26/18 Press Freedom Problems in Cuba and the United States
1177 04/27/18 Cuba’s Latest Commentary on “Alleged” Health Incidents Affecting U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1178 04/30/18 Cuba’s Human Rights Record Being Subjected to Universal Periodic Review by U.N. Human Rights Council
                               May 2018
1179 05/08/18 Argument Between Wall Street Journal and Cuba Ambassador to U.S.
1180 05/09/18 More Hostile Words About Cuba by U.S. Vice President Pence and U.S. Ambassador to Organization of American States
1179A 05/10/18 Comments on Cuban Ambassador vs. W.S.J.
1180A 05/10/18 More General Critique of Mike Pence
1181 05/10/18 The Opening of the Session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
1182 05/11/18 Advance Questions for Cuba’s Universal Periodic Review by the U.N. Human Rights Council
1183 05/12/18 The Closing of the Session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
1184 05/13/18 More Details on Cuba’s Foreign Tourism
1185 05/14/18 European Union to Fund 40 Million Euro Projects in Cuba
1185A 05/14/18 Perspective on Swedish Politician’s Quote in Post
1186 05/15/18 Cuba Claims to Have One of the Best Human Rights Records in the World
1187 05/17/18 Other Factors Favoring U.S. Immigration
1188 05/18/18 Nelson Mandela Was Inspired by Fidel Castro’s Cuban Revolution
1189 05/20/18 Nelson Mandela Makes Connection with Cecil Rhodes
1190 05/21/18 Discussion About Cuba at the Washington Conference on the Americas
1191 05/21/18 President Trump’s Message to the Cuban People
1187A 05/21/18 Wall Street Journal: U.S. Immigration Debate Disconnected from Economic Realities
1192 05/22/18 Impact of Declining, Aging, Rural Population
1193 05/24/18 Cuba’s Universal Periodic Review Hearing by the U.N. Human Rights Council
1194 05/25/18 Cuban Ladies in White Win Cato Institute’s Milton Friedman Prize
1187B 05/26/18 More U.S. Guest Worker Visas for 2018
1195 05/26/18 U.S. Senator Jeff Flake Issues Another Challenge for All Americans
1193A 05/26/18 Summary of UPR Recommendations for Cuba
1196 05/27/18 Should U.S. Indict Raúl Castro for 1996 Downing of Cuban-American Planes?
1197 05/28/18 Cuba Religious Freedom in the Eyes of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
1195A 05/28/18 Senator Flake vs. Trump in 2020?
1187C 05/29/18 Wall Street Journal Calls for More Guest Worker Visas
1198 05/29/18 Cuba Religious Freedom in the Eyes of the U.S. State Department
1199 05/30/18 Cuban Scientist Calls for U.S., Canada and Cuba Joint Investigation of Medical Problems of U.S. and Canadian Diplomats in Cuba
                               June 2018
1200 06/01/18 U.S. and Cuba Make Permanent the Exchange of Postal Mail
1201 06/03/18 A Pessimistic Assessment of Cuba’s Economic Future
1187D 06/04/18 Small Town in Pennsylvania Bolstered by Immigrants
1202 06/04/18 U.S. Statement About Cuba at Organization of American States General Assembly
1203 06/05/18 U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and Former Google Executive Meet with Cuba President Diaz-Canel
1204 06/05/18 U.S. Establishes Task Force To Coordinate Response to Health Problems of U.S. Diplomats in Cuba and China
1205 06/06/18 More Unkind Words About Cuba from Vice President Pence
1204A 06/06/18 More U.S. Diplomats Report Illness in China
1204B 06/07/18 China Pledges to Investigate Sonic Attacks on U.S. Diplomats
1206 06/07/18 Pentagon Plans for Long-term Continued Use of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
1204C 06/08/18 U.S. Broadens Health Alert to All Americans in China
1204D 06/08/18 Two More American Diplomatic Personnel Evacuated from Cuba
1207 06/09/18 Conferences About Continued U.S.-Cuba Cooperation on Various Issues
1208 06/10/18 U.S. State Department’s Report on Morocco’s Human Rights Record in 2017
1209 06/10/18 U.S. State Department’s Report on Morocco’s Religious freedom Record for 2017
1210 06/10/18 U.N. Security Council Adopts Resolution Regarding the Western Sahara
1211 06/11/18 Cuba Still Baffled by Illness of U.S. Diplomats
1212 06/12/18 Cameroon’s Human Rights Record Being Subjected to Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by U.N. Human Rights Council: Background
1213 06/12/18 Cameroon’s Human Rights Record Being Subjected to Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by U.N. Human Rights Council: Pre-Hearing Papers
1214 06/12/18 Amnesty International Report About Cameroon Conflict
1215 06/12/18 U.N. Agency Seeks Humanitarian Aid for South-West and North-West Cameroon
1216 06/15/18 Recent U.S.-Cuba Developments
1217 06/16/18 Cameroon’s Human Rights Record Being Subjected to Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by U.N. Human Rights Council: The UPR Hearing
1218 06/19/18 Global Updates on Human Rights Concerns by U.N. High Commissioner for Human rights
1219 06/20/18 U.S. Withdraws from Membership on U.N. Human Rights Council
1220 06/21/18 Washington Post Opposes U.S. Withdrawl from U.N. Human Rights Council
1221 06/21/18 Recent Developments Regarding U.S. Diplomats Sickened in Cuba
1222 06/22/18 Controversy Over U.S. Withdrawal from U.N. Human Rights Council
1223 06/23/18 More Immigrants Needed in U.S.
1224 06/24/18 U.S. Programs Purportedly Supporting Democracy and Human Rights In Cuba
1225 06/25/18 White Anxiety and Fearing Immigration
1226 06/26/18 Other Voices on White Anxiety and Immigration
1227 06/27/18 U.S. Asks Cuba to Release Twp “Prisoners of Conscience”
1227A 06/28/18 Washington Post Demands Release of Two Cuban “Prisoners of Concscience”
1223A 06/28/18 Intense U.S. Demand for H-2B Visa Workers
1228 06/28/18 U.N. Official’s Report About U.S. Poverty Is Criticized by U.S.
1221A 06/29/18 Another U.S. Diplomat Sickened in Cuba
1221B 06/29/18 Cuba Repeats Denial of “Attacks” on U.S. Diplomats
1229 06/29/18 Miami-Area Cuban-Americans Press for U.S. Indictment of Raúl Castro
1230 06/30/18 More U.S. Diplomats with Medical Problems in China
1231 06/30/18 Cuba Remains on “Tier 2-Watch List” in U.S. State Department’s Annual Human Trafficking Report
                                    JULY 2018
1231 07/01/18 Cuba Remains on “Tier 2-Watch List” in U.S. State Department’s Annual Human Trafficking Report
1232 07/02/18 Senate Passes Bill To Expand Agricultural Exports to Cuba
1233 07/03/18 Fear Driving U.S. and European Clamor Over Immigration
1230A 07/03/18 Another U.S. Diplomat from Beijing Embassy Evacuated
1227B 07/04/18 Ariel Ruiz Urquiola Has Been Paroled
1234 07/06/18 Spectacular “West Side Story” at Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater
1235 07/10/18 Cuba Announces New Regulations for Private Business
1236 07/11/18 More Details on New Cuban Regulations on Private Business
1237 07/12/18 U.S. and Cuba Continue To Hold Dialogues on Common Issues
1236A 07/13/18 Yet More Details on Cuba’s New Regulations for Private Business
1196A 07/13/18 Another Congressional Request for Indictment of Raúl Castro
1238 07/14/18 New Perspective on Different Social Class Attitudes Towards Immigrants
1238A 07/14/18 Jack M. Baskin: One thought on “New Perspective on Different Social Class Attitudes Towards Immigrants”
1238B 07/14/18 Commentary on Williams’ Article
1239 07/15/18 New Cuba Constitution Draft Recognizes Private Property
1240 07/16/18 Cameroon: Conflict with U.S. Ambassador and Reported Extrajudicial Executions
1241 07/19/18 Barack Obama: “Renewing Mandela’s Legacy and Promoting active Citizenship in a Changing World”
1242 07/20/18 Accusations About Perpetrators of “Grave Abuses” in Cameroon
1243 07/23/18 Cuba’s National Assembly Approves Draft Constitution
1244 07/24/18 Minnesota Orchestra Celebrates the Life of Nelson Mandela
1245 07/25/18 State Department Officials Visit Cuba To Discuss Diplomats’ Health Incidents
1239A 07/26/18 Washington Post Condemns Draft of New Cuba Constitution
1246 07/26/18 Cameroon: U.N. Human Rights Chief Expresses Great Concern About Violence
1247 07/27/18 Outstate Minnesota Newspaper Stresses Need for Immigrants
1248 07/28/18 Economists See Cuban Economy in Dire Straits
1249 07/29/18 Minnesota Orchestra’s “Celebrating Mandela at 100” Concert
1250 07/30/18 Principles of Civility from Duluth, Minnesota
1247A 07/30/18 Outstate Iowa Newspaper Also Stresses Need for Immigrants
1251 07/31/18 Important Questions for Judge Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearing
                             AUGUST 2018
1252 08/01/18 Difficulties in Diversifying Some Sections of the U.S.
1253 08/02/18 Good News: Increasing U.S. Travel to Cuba
1254 08/04/18 Criticism of Cuba’s New Regulations for Private Enterprise
1255 08/05/18 Outstate Minnesota City Aided by Immigrants
1256 08/10/18 Appointment of New U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights
1257 08/13/18 Cameroonian Soldiers Kill Unarmed People, Amnesty International Says
1258 08/14/18 Inspirations for Minnesota Orchestra’s South African Tour
1259 08/15/18 Minnesota Orchestra’s Concert in South Africa (Cape Town)
1260 08/16/18 Minnesota Orchestra’s Other Cape Town Activities
1261 08/17/18 Nelson Mandela’s  Speech at Cape Town’s City Hall Upon His Release from Prison (February 11, 1990)
1262 08/18/18 Minnesota Orchestra in South Africa (Durban)
1263 08/20/18 Minnesota Orchestra in South Africa (Pretoria)
1264 08/21/18 Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Address (May 10, 1994, Pretoria)
1265 08/22/18 Soweto (South Africa’s) Historical Significance
1266 08/22/18 Nelson Mandela’s Connections with Soweto
1267 08/24/18 Minnesota Orchestra in South Africa (Soweto)
1268 08/24/18 U.S. State Department Softens Travel Advisory for Cuba
1269 08/25/18 Minnesota Orchestra in South Africa (Johannesburg)
1270 08/26/18 Update on Universal Periodic Review of Cuba’s Human Rights Record
1271 08/26/18 Update on Universal Periodic Review of Cameroon  Human rights Record
1272 08/29/18 Minnesota Singer Celebrates Minnesota Orchestra’s Concert in Soweto
1273 08/31/18 State Department’s Accountability Review Board Report
                                   September 2018
1274 09/01/18 Nelson Mandela’s Defense Statement at His Trial ((April 1964)
1275 09/02/18 Nelson Mandela’s “Decade of Democracy” Article (April 2004)
1276 09/04/18 Nelson Mandela’s Retirement Statement (June 2004)
1277 09/07/18 U.S. House Hearing on U.S. Policy Toward Cuba
1277A 09/08/18 Representative Engel Questions State Department’s Response to Medical Problems of U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1278 09/09/18 Continuing Controversy Over Medical Problems of U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1279 09/12/18 Russia Is Identified as Suspect of Harming U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1279A 09/12/18 Cuba Responds to NBCNews Report of Russian Involvement in Medical Problems of U.S. Diplomats
1280 09/14/18 U.S. and Cuba Meet About Medical Problems of U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1281 09/15/18 U.N. Criticizes Cuba for Reprisals Against Citizens Cooperating with U.N. Human rights Activities
1282 09/16/18 U.N. Criticizes Cameroon for Reprisals Against Citizens Cooperating with U.N. Human rights Activities
1257A 09/20/18 More Violence in Cameroon
1283 09/20/18 U.N. Human Rights Council’s Final Consideration of Cameroon’s UPR
1284 09/21/18 U.N. Human Rights Council’s Final Consideration of Cuba’s UPR
1284A 09/22/18 Other Reports on the Recent Human Rights Council’s Discussion of Cuban Human Rights
1285 09/23/18 Nelson Mandela’s Letters from Prison
1286 09/29/18 Small Chance of Liberalized U.S. Rules for Agricultural Exports to Cuba
                             October 2018
1287 10/01/18 South Africa’s ANC Members Killing Each Other
1288 10/02/18 “Who Is Jesus for Us Today?”
1289 10/03/18 Canadian Government Also Baffled by Medical Problems of Its Diplomats in Cuba
1290 10/04/18 Continued Violence in Cameroon
1291 10/07/18 U.S. Protests Cuban Detention of Democratic Activist
1292 10/15/18 The Canonization of Oscar Romero
1291A 10/16/18 Magdariaga Released from Cuba Prison
1293 10/07/18 U.S. at U.N. Condemns Cuba’s Imprisonment of Political Opponents
1294 10/18/18 “Where Do We Go From Here?”
1295 10/20/18 “What Does It Mean To Choose Life?”
1296 10/21/18 “How Does Jesus Use Power?”
1297 10/22/18 “Is One New Humanity Possible?”
1298 10/23/18 “Does Our Faith Rock the Boat?”
1299 10/25/18 Increasing U.S.-Cuba Tension
1300 10/26/18 Cameroonian President Biya Wins Re-election by a Landslide
1301 10/27/18 Cameroon Is Elected to U.N. Human Rights Council
1302 10/31/18 U.S. Citizen Killed in Cameroon
                     November 2018
1302A 11/01/18 U.S. Comments on Killing of U.S. Citizen in Cameroon
1303 11/02/18 Yet Another U.N. General Assembly Resolution Condemning U.S. Embargo (Blockade) of Cuba
1304 11/03/18 U.S. National Security Advisor Announces New U.S. Hostility Towards Cuba
1305 11/05/18 Forces Promoting U.S. Hostility Towards Cuba
1306 11/12/18 Recent Violence in Cameroon Calls for International Action
1306A 11/12/18 Release of Remaining Cameroon Students and Staff
1306B 11/14/18 More Killings in Cameroon
1307 11/14/18 New Yorker Report on Medical Problems of U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1308 11/15/18 Beschloss Discusses “Presidents of War” at Westminster Town Hall Forum
1309 11/16/18 More Cuban Businesses Forbidden to U.S. Visitors
1310 11/17/18 Federal Reserve Bank Endorses Need for More Immigrants
1311 11/19/18 Disruption in Cuban Medical Mission to Brazil
1312 11/20/18 “What Is a Reformed View of Politics?”
1313 11/20/18 Robots Replacing Farm Workers
1314 11/22/18 “Do You Love Me?”
1315 11/23/18 “What Endures?”
1316 11/24/18 “What Needs To Die?”
1317 11/27/18 “What Is the Highest Law?”
1289A 11/29/18 Another Ill Canadian Diplomat in Cuba
1137B 11/29/18 U.S.’ Cuba Internet Task Force To Hold Second Meeting
                   DECEMBER 2018
1318 12/04/18 “Whose People Will Be Our People?”
1137C 12/06/18 Developments Regarding Cuban Internet
1319 12/07/18 Cuba releases Some New Rules Regarding Private Enterprise
1320 12/08/18 U.S. Warns Cameroon Conflict Could Get Much Worse
1321 12/11/18 Another U.S.-Cuba Dispute Over Human Rights
1322 12/12/18 Inner-Ear Damage to U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1323 12/13/18 State of Minnesota Faces Increasing Shortage of Workers
1324 12/14/18 U.N. Security Council Discusses Cameroon’s Anglophone-Frncophone Conflict
1325 12/15/18 Major Difficulties in Reinvigorating U.S. Rural Areas
1326 12/17/18 Blogging About Westminster Presbyterian Churc
1327 12/19/18 Other Perspectives on Reinvigorating U.S. Rural Areas
1328 12/21/18 New Account of Impact of Anglophone-Francophone Cameroon Conflict
1329 12/26/18 Cuba Tightens Censorship of the Arts
1330 12/28/18 Cuba Legislature Approves New Draft of New Cuba Constitution