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24 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

American Taliban 1, USA 0

Having dark skin makes one a Muslim in tea-bagger land. A new poll shows that 1 in 5 Americans think that President Barack Obama is a Muslim. A Puerto Rican man cannot walk through a crowd of anti-mosque protesters without people questioning his religion and place in society. Much like the President of the United […]

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06 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

New Crack-Cocaine Sentencing Disparity, Slightly Less Racist Than Before

Between hullabaloo over attempts to repeal birthright citizenship and the latest marriage equality victory over Proposition 8, one important story got left out of the news this week. Obama signed a law enacting the most significant criminal justice reform he’s enacted while in office. By putting his signature on S. 1789, the Fair Sentencing Act, Obama addressed […]

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07 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

House Passes BailOut of Insurance Companies Bill

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 3962 (Affordable Health Care for America Act) known here as a bailout for private insurance companies, in what is lauded as a victory for Obama and health care in America. I’ll be damned. The only worthwhile compromise is that the bill requires insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions and […]

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28 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Identifying MacroStructual Trends in Asian Economies

This post recognizes the error in assuming that all Asian countries are undergoing similar socio-cultural-economic processes and placing diverse Asian countries on the same trajectory of development. That said, when identifying and ranking important macro-structural trends in Asia, one must keep in mind the larger context of modernity within which these trends exist. The Asian […]

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11 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

On/Off – Imperialism by Leon Kuhn

The best new media political work I have seen this week: Courtesy: Leon Kuhn

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