Want to book a flight to Cuba? There's an app for that.
Built by a private jet company, the app isn't remarkable. But it's a telltale sign of the next chapter between the United States and Cuba, as entrepreneurs and investors seek to capitalize on the rapprochement that President Barack Obama announced on December 17, 2014. Even though a window has opened for business opportunities, the door remains shut: the trade embargo, which was instituted in the early 1960s, is still in place.
Congressional Republicans have bristled at Obama's call to end the measure. They argue that the U.S. shouldn't cave to Raul Castro's regime, which openly flouts American values such as freedom and democracy. But this logic is wrong, bad for U.S. businesses, and even detrimental to our principles.