Friday, February 24


Government regulation threatens civil liberties

Government regulation threatens civil liberties I’m sure many liberals are desperately worried about the future of civil liberties under the new Republican regime. With the Republicans making hostile threats to defund such liberal symbols as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts, and their connections to "angry white men" and the religious right, they are easily perceived as outright enemies of free expression, diversity, tolerance and freedom of conscience. Read more...


History shows power of inter-ethnic solidarity

History shows power of inter-ethnic solidarity By Ryan Masaaki Yokota Through the 150 years or so of shared experience here in Amerika, many connections between the Asian Pacific Islander and Latina/o communities have been close and fruitful. Read more...




Ethnic communities must address homophobia

Ethnic communities must address homophobia I rarely eavesdrop on conversations, but this one was so irresistibly volatile and heated that I could barely contain myself. "You know, when I see two men kissing each other, I just feel like throwing up," one said to the other. Read more...


Hail to the ‘newt’ Speaker of the House

Hail to the ‘newt’ Speaker of the House By Dr. Richard Lesher WASHINGTON ­ It is telling that while critics of the Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, are working overtime to discredit him, his supporters are actively comparing him to Thomas Reed and Joseph Cannon, powerful Speakers who ran the House of Representatives with an iron hand around the turn of the century. Read more...