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Is it apathy?

The 37th Congressional District special election just ended with Democrat Laura Richardson on the top spot with less than %40 of the vote. There will be a run-off election between the top candidates because none were able to get %50.Peter Mathews, another Democrat, was the only candidate that […]

Yacoubian Building

Homosexuality, government corruption, prostitution, adultery, and religious extremism are all the subject of a film with the highest budget in the history of the Egyptian cinema. With $3 million, director Marwan Hamed was able to spark controversy and create a box-office record breaker. The Arab Film Festival, the […]

"We’re fighting for freedom"

I love letter-writer Marc Toone: Some of our soldiers are referring to their piece of the Iraq conflict as an Alamo-like situation. It is ironic (and little known) that the Alamo was a fight for the right of European American citizens to own and use slaves in Mexican […]

Learning from Janet Nguyen’s Close Victory

From The Independent Monitor (April 2007) The Vietnamese American community in Orange County flexed its muscles and demonstrated its political clout by electing Janet Nguyen in an unprecedented race for the a County Supervisor seat in the first district that includes Santa Ana, Westminister, and Garden Grove. It […]