The remaining three of the Cuba 5 are being freed in a new deal between President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro.
Despite winning the gubernatorial race in Florida last week, exit polling shows that Gov. Rick Scott lost Cuban-Americans to his Democratic opponent, 50 to 46 percent.
Kucinich represents ultra-left "idealism" that leads us into blind alleys. In that regard he's no different from right-wing voters who go to the polls obsessing over one thing.
Generating some of the most excitement were activists from other nations who stood in solidarity with their peers.
The Presbyterian Church narrowly approved divestment from three U.S. companies that supply Israel with equipment used to maintain its occupation of Palestinian territory.
Thousands of unaccompanied child refugees from Central America, making their way through Mexico and into the U.S., are ending up in locked, fenced warehouses in Texas and Arizona.
After the negotiated release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, I called an old friend who spent years as a POW in Vietnam's prison camps to ask for his response.
"Labor rights are now government-to-government in trade pacts, while corporate rights get to go over the top of governments."
In a world where we sometimes feel overwhelmed by tragedy, the best antidote to helplessness is to get out and do something, be with people, and imagine a better future.
"We cannot and we will not stand silent while workers are impoverished through the supply chains of big business and attacked by their own governments."