A storm rages around the ADC's decision that musician Malek Jandali should not perform his song "I Am My Homeland" at its annual convention. As one of the scheduled speakers at the convention, I have been weighing my participation in the event.
There is something fundamentally pro-American about much of the apparently anti-American content published in foreign newspapers. In this way, criticisms of America appeal to, and approve of, American ideals.
Yoani Sánchez -- the world-renowned Cuban blogger and philologist -- will be honored here with the inaugural Freedom Award by CEPOS. But there's one oddity: Yoani is forbidden to leave her country to accept the award.
Too many of our parents and grandparents have died in exile. Today, as the torch of freedom is passed to a new generation, we inherit with it an obligation to ensure that their hopes and dreams are realized.
Two centuries ago, news of revolution -- and revolution itself -- reverberated back and forth across the Atlantic at astonishing speed. The social media of the day? Word-of-mouth information, rumor, and opinion.