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How Re-Elected President Obama Can Govern
Nov 08, 2012
President Obama was a good and a bad prognosticator about his future in 2009. In the first two weeks after he was sworn in for his first term, he told an NBC interviewer that if he didn’t deliver he’d be...
Obama, Romney, Whoever: Why do we even care?
Nov 06, 2012
I have one indelible memory from election night 2008.A gay man was standing outside the grand ballroom of the St Francis hotel in San Francisco where the Democratic Party’s election result watching jamboree was in full swing in front of...
Firstpost World Obama, Romney, Whoever: Why do we even care?
Nov 06, 2012
I have one indelible memory from election night 2008.A gay man was standing outside the grand ballroom of the St Francis hotel in San Francisco where the Democratic Party’s election result watching jamboree was in full swing in front of...
Bashing China to Win the White House
Oct 25, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- In less than two weeks U.S. voters will decide on who they want at the helm of government over the next four years. For many, that decision will be influenced by which candidate, Barack Obama or Mitt...
Korean Rapper's Gangnam Video Big Youtube Hit
Oct 12, 2012
 Anthropologists and linguists no doubt are having a field day trying to chronicle and dissect how, in the early autumn of 2012, “Gangnam Style” became an American idiomatic expression. It stands for something along the lines of a brash, flamboyant...
Korean Rapper's Gangnam Video Bit Youtube Hit
Oct 12, 2012
 Anthropologists and linguists no doubt are having a field day trying to chronicle and dissect how, in the early autumn of 2012, “Gangnam Style” became an American idiomatic expression. It stands for something along the lines of a brash, flamboyant...
Gangnam Style Video Upends Crossover Success Myths
Oct 11, 2012
 Anthropologists and linguists no doubt are having a field day trying to chronicle and dissect how, in the early autumn of 2012, “Gangnam Style” became an American idiomatic expression. It stands for something along the lines of a brash, flamboyant...
Atrocity in Syria and the Globalization of Callous Disregard
Aug 30, 2012
It was once reasoned that in a globalized world of instant communication, no willful cruelty would go unnoticed or its perpetrators left unpunished. Yet as the “Arab Spring” continues to blossom amid the blood of the innocent, the prevailing attitude...
Vietnam to Buy Submarines from Russia
Aug 29, 2012
 "Vietnam has signed a contract to buy submarines, aircraft and other heavy weapons with Russia," Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told journalists after talks with Russian Prime Minister VladimirPutin.Details of the terms of the contract were not disclosed, but according...
Hunger Wars: Heat, Drought, Rising Food Costs Portend Global Unrest
Aug 09, 2012
The Great Drought of 2012 has yet to come to an end, but we already know that its consequences will be severe. With more than one-half of America’s counties designated as drought disaster areas, the 2012 harvest of corn, soybeans,...
FilAmMedia Celebrates Women's Gymnastics Gold
Aug 01, 2012
After a 16-year wait and three Olympics, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, fondly called the Fab Five, has captured Olympic gold.On the winning team is 15-year-old Kyla Ross, the youngest member of the U-S women’s gymnastics team. Born in Hawaii...
Ghana's New Leader Talks Africa's Future
Jul 24, 2012
Editor's note: On July 10 in New York City, The Root was honored with the opportunity to sit down with Ghana's then-Vice President John Dramani Mahama, who was doing a book tour for his new memoir, My First Coup d'Etat:...
Arms Race May Lead to Democratic Reforms in Vietnam
Jul 20, 2012
Interestingly, Vietnam’s urgent need to modernize its army in face of Chinese threats may spur political reforms in the country. By a strange twist of fate, Hanoi - which received its supply of increasingly sophisticated weaponry from Russia and China...
Carnage in Syria: Not In Our Name
Jun 06, 2012
“Massacre in Syria Was America’s New Mission for al-Qaeda,” read a recent, front-page banner headline in Kayhan (Universe), an Iranian newspaper that doubles as the daily personal mouthpiece of the country's “spiritual leader,” Ali Khamenei. The news – falsely attributed...
N. Korea Declares Nuclear Power Status
May 30, 2012
North Korea inscribed its status as a nuclear weapon state in the foreword of its revised constitution, according to its state media yesterday, making it harder than ever for international diplomacy to get the regime back to negotiations to shut...
Female Sumo Wrestlers Step Up to the Ring
May 02, 2012
As the only girl in a set of triplets, Natasha Ikejiri grew up fighting with her brothers for everything from the television remote to the last serving of dessert — literally and physically.Now, as a national champion sumo wrestler, Natasha...
Filipino Priest Wins Goldman Enviro Prize
Apr 23, 2012
MANILA -- Father Edwin “Edu” Gariguez was named one of six recipients for this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize. The annual award from the Goldman Environmental Foundation goes to “grassroots environmental heroes from each of the world’s six inhabited continental...
Putin to Gain Korean Son-in-Law?
Apr 20, 2012
Rumors are swirling in South Korea around the possible marriage of a retired admiral’s son to the daughter of Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin. According to the Korea Times, Yoon Joon-won, 27, and Yekaterina Vladmirovna Putina, 25, were likely to wed...

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