Roger Noriega’s Cuba Policy: Let’s Not, and Say We Did



(Photo Credit: Maxually’s Photostream) This is a guest note by Anya Landau French, director of the New America Foundation/U.S.-Cuba Policy Initiative. This post originally appeared at The Havana Note. You have to hand it to Amb. Roger Noriega, former U.S.

Murals: St. Thomas Post Office



I am catching up on some work today that is keeping me from the blog, but I wanted to share this photo of a striking mural painted by Stevan Dohanos in the Alvaro de Lugo Post Office in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. Happy Easter to those into resurrection, coconut cake, rabbits and eggs.

Communications Corruption at the White House



The communications team at the White House has an extremely difficult job — and I admire how hard Ben Rhodes, Bill Burton, Tommy Vietor, and of course Robert Gibbs and others work to connect the President’s policy direction with a communications effort that furthers the Obama agenda.