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Bao Nguyen, Rabble Rouser Transforming Politics in Little Saigon

New America Media, News analysis, Andrew Lam Dec 09, 2014

This week, Bao Nguyen takes office as mayor of Garden Grove. He is the citys first Vietnamese American mayor and its youngest ever to hold that office, having beat out his opponent and six-time incumbent Bruce Broadwater by just 15 votes.

Why Candidates Shouldnt Ignore Asian American Voters

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam Oct 13, 2014

Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) are a fast-growing population and as a voting bloc, their numbers have nearly doubled since 2000, but political candidates continue to ignore them, according to a new study.

Hong Kongs Che Points at the Collapsing Facade of Elitist Hong Kong

New America Media, News analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu Oct 04, 2014

Wide-eyed in astonishment, the guards at Kowloons Lai Chi Kok prison stepped aside out of respect for their most prominent visitor ever. His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Zen is the senior prelate of the 350,000-member Catholic diocese, power-broker in the Vaticans conservative wing, a beacon of hope for the underground church in mainland China, and spiritual head of Hong Kongs pan-democratic alliance.

After MH17: I Am Committed to International Travel More Than Before

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam Jul 24, 2014

I love to travel. But I travel these days with this knowledge: There's always a chance that you won't reach your destination.

A Nostalgic America, Haunted By Ghosts

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam Oct 30, 2013

But the bright and shiny ghost-less land that Mr. Fei saw in World War II-era America is long gone. The America that believed in technology as a solution to all things, that believed in upward mobility as the norm, that saw itself as defender of the world from evil, has become almost a century later a landscape where ghosts comfortably dwell.

Privacy Is Lost, And We Are All To Blame

New America Media, Andrew Lam Jul 02, 2013

In other words, Americans dont want to be groped or scanned, dont want our personal spaces invaded, but were willing to endure both in the name of security. Such is the contract between the people and the state in the new, post-9/11 America.

New Findings on Asian-American Voters Show Wide Range of Views

Jan 17, 2013

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) on Thursday released detailed findings from its multilingual exit poll of 9,096 Asian-American voters in the November 2012 presidential elections, the largest survey of its kind in the nation.While three-quarters (77%)...

Violence Against Women Act Dies in House

Jan 03, 2013

House Republican leaders failed to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, despite a last-minute intervention by Vice President Joe Biden. The bill, which was approved for reauthorization by the Senate in April, would have extended domestic...

A Year After US Troops Withdraw From Iraq, Fog of War Thickens

New America Media, Essay, Andrew Lam Dec 11, 2012

Robert McNamara, former secretary of defense under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and chief architect of the Vietnam War, once recalled his experience with Vietnam as a kind of fog. "What the fog of war means," he said, "is that war is so complex it's beyond the ability of the human mind to comprehend all the variables. Our judgment, our understanding are not adequate, and we kill people unnecessarily."

The Kasab Blood Lust: Public Execution as Folk Art

Nov 22, 2012

 Early last year I happened to share a shuttle van with a woman whose brother died in 26/11. She talked about her struggle in coping with the horror of that day, of picking up the pieces of her life afterwards....

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