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In this June 28 photo released by Granma newspaper, Cuba's Fidel Castro, left, and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez look at Granma state newspaper in an unknown location in Havana, Cuba.

Time out for perspective

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen looks over his shoulder during the home opener baseball game with the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

I'm not saying Charlie Pierce is 100 percent right here. But he's probably 95 percent right.

I mean, I've been waiting for someone to point out the obvious, which is that our six-decade obsession with Cuba is one of the oddest geopolitical quirks going. Good on Pierce for doing it so eloquently.

Ben Smith's blog.