For the first time in 53 years, the United States will pursue normalized relations with Cuba, something that has not happened since Michael Corleone was forced to flee that tiny island on New Year’s Eve many years ago. Twitter was immediately flooded with people asking when they could get Cuban cigars and whether ending our embargo will allow the Phillies to more easily pursue top-notch Cuban baseball players. Won’t you pour us a Cuban Breeze, Gretchen? (Apologies to Donald Fagan)
After spending the better part of a month fighting like cats in a burlap sack, Democrats and Republicans in Congress this week came together and actually passed an important piece of legislation. U.S. Senator Bob Casey’s ABLE Act is now poised to become the law of the land, allowing people to set aside tax-free accounts to provide for long term care for disabled loved ones. See what happens when we all play nice?