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EDITORIAL: Barack Obama’s legacy
As President Barack Obama gets closer to the end of his second term in office, more Americans appreciate the job he has done. A Gallup poll earlier this month shows his favorability is on the rise and he is now the most popular American politician. In fact, Obama is more popular than President Ronald Reagan […]
COMMENTARY: Add a touch of history and heritage to Thanksgiving
By Curtis S. Chin For Northwest Asian Weekly As families plan reunions and gather in homes across the Pacific Northwest this month to celebrate the most American of holidays — Thanksgiving — the Seattle area offers up one more reason and special means to celebrate the richness and diversity of people who have built this […]
‘I’m not racist’: Common claim after racial slurs
By Jesse Washington AP National Writer It’s almost a cliche. First, someone talking about Blacks makes reference to fried chicken, watermelon, monkeys, or dogs — all stereotypes used to denigrate African Americans. Someone might even use the indefensible N-word. Then, along with the inevitable apology, comes the kicker, “I’m not racist.”
Myanmar president frees prisoners ahead of visit to US
By Aye Aye Win The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s president pardoned at least 20 political prisoners on May 17, just ahead of a historic state visit to the United States that will highlight the two sides’ improved relations brought about by the former pariah nation’s democratic reforms.
President Obama’s half-sister on love, parenting, and the mom they both shared
By Gabrielle Nomura Northwest Asian Weekly It was Maya Soetoro-Ng’s mother who made her realize how lucky she was to be of mixed race. Being both Indonesian and white, Soetoro-Ng belonged to more than one world.
EDITORIAL: Obama is best for U.S.
During this week’s debate, Mitt Romney got a few things right about President Obama. Obama promised to reform the United States’ immigration policies during his first term. He hasn’t. He promised to improve the economy and cut down the deficit. He failed to meet his goals. At best, he scores a C+ on the economy.
Former U.S. Ambassador Curtis S. Chin says New Year offers opportunity for APIs
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Despite the downturned economy, opportunities are thriving for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (APIs) that want to be involved in business, government, and community and other non-governmental organizations, as the Year of the Dragon unfolds. Indeed, with 2012 being a U.S. presidential election year, greater participation and involvement are more […]
COMMENTARY: America — no place for moderates
By Susan L. Cassidy For Northwest Asian Weekly Where has my country gone? I am one of the millions of Americans who has no interest in my neighbor’s religion. I care that they obey the law and rake their leaves. I am grateful that they welcomed me into the neighborhood with brownies. I have no […]
An American state dinner for a Chinese president
Last week, the president and first lady threw a state dinner at the White House in honor of Chinese President Hu Jintao. Dinner guests included celebrities, business people,