Feeling the Bern since 1959: In an historic trip made possible by the thawing of relations between the United States and Cuba, President Barack Obama will visit the communist nation in March (Page A7). The trip will advance U.S. efforts “that can improve the lives of the Cuban people,” Obama tweeted.
And for Americans, the inside look at Cuba will give them a taste of what life would be like in a Bernie Sanders administration.
Trump Tower on St. Peter’s Square? Donald Trump got into a fight with Pope Francis on Thursday after the pope told journalists that anybody who would build a wall between nations is not a Christian (Page A7). Trump called the pope a hypocrite for living in the Vatican, which is surrounded by walls.
Since the walls were built to keep out Muslims, the Vatican might well find itself on the shortlist for Trump’s next classy luxury resort.
Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1881, Kansas banned the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages (Today in History, Page D6).
This also was the first instance of someone asking, “What’s the matter with Kansas?”
— Mark Carlson, Herald staff