First, Gen. Shinseki was nominated by President-elect Obama to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary. Steven Chu was also nominated as Energy secretary. Then we learned that Anh “Joseph” Cao made history in Louisiana by becoming the first Vietnamese American to serve in Congress. To finish off the week, Yahoo top dog Qi Lu was hired by Microsoft to run its online services business, a prestigious position …
Thank goodness President-elect Obama has been thinking. Northwest Asian Weekly supports Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State-designate.
Thank goodness President-elect Obama has been thinking. Northwest Asian Weekly supports Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State-designate …
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.