President-elect Obama is already ushering in a new kind of presidency. He will be the first president who hails from the post-Vietnam generation, carrying along post-Vietnam politics that have a different worldview than his election opponent, John McCain.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re running an atypical editorial this week.
In the beginning — who even knew his name? He was a Black candidate who was inexperienced, new to the political scene, lacking in connections higher up, and facing a list of heavyweight contenders like Sen. Hillary Clinton — but from the way the votes fell Tuesday night, the majority strongly sided with Obama over McCain — there is no question who Americans trust to lead them out of this economy and this war. Welcome, President Obama, our first Black President, our first U.S. president from Hawaii.
WFTV-TV anchor Barbara West in Orlando stirred controversy in her recent interview with Sen. Joe Biden. When she asked Biden, “How is Obama not Marxist … ?” Biden responded with, “Are you joking? Is this a joke?” setting off the beginnings of a media frenzy. West assured Biden that it was a real question.
Northwest Asian Weekly is endorsing Chris Gregoire for governor because of her proven record in securing the economy, her outreach to the API community, and her commitment to education.
I like challenges. It’s the reason why I am addicted to “Jeopardy,” trying every year to be a contestant on the show whenever they hold open casting on the Internet. That being said, when Northwest Asian Weekly assigned me to track down Asian American women who identify with Alaskan governor and Republican vice president nominee, Sarah Palin, I jumped at the chance.
On Nov. 4, we will cast our vote in the most important election of this generation — what will be the most important election of our lives. It comes at a critical time, as we bleakly watch our economy freefall, as so many of our neighbors — families — are losing their homes.
NW Asian Weekly would like to extend Uwajimaya a big – huge – heartfelt “happy birthday”!
The prevalent angle that much of the media has been spinning in the presidential election is their stress on the fact that, next year, we will either have a Black president or a female vice president. Either way – isn’t it fantastic how far we’ve come?
In 2012, rather than looking at a thrift store that has seen better days, we will see a 10-acre retail area. Detractors have called it an impersonal “mall” — stating that it will damage family-owned businesses in Little Saigon, driving away some of the character that makes the International District unique.