Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Jan

4

2014

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The polite omissions of James Buchanan’s Wheatland tour

James Buchanan was a lousy president and probably loved another man. What does the museum at his home in Lancaster, PA, have to say?

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Jul

1

2012

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Beggars denied at Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s private paradise in Haiti

Tweet Cruise ship corporations are capable of treating others with dignity and kindness, as I wrote about in yesterday’s post about Oasis of the Seas‘ discovery of a raft of Cuban refugees, and they are famous for providing economic opportunities for workers from disadvantaged nations. But just as often, they seem to be caught up […]

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Jun

30

2012

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My cruise ship intercepts a raft of Cuban refugees [WATCH]

Yesterday, I was aboard Royal Caribbean's mighty Oasis of the Seas when we encountered an inflatable raft packed with 18 refugees from Cuba.

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Jun

7

2010

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The case of the missing Berlin Wall

Tweet Every city has its Penn Station. Every modern city, at some point, eats its young and then regrets the decision. New York wrecked its cathedral to rail travel. London knocked down Euston Station and tossed it into the swamps. And Berlin, ironically, had its Wall. Yesterday in Berlin, I asked a wide-eyed German working […]

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