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WMC Daily News Brief: Taliban, Yale, Beijing

August 7, 2008

Immigration: Waiting for Leadership

| August 7, 2008

Once touted by conservatives as the number one wedge issue, immigration has slipped off the table in these 2008 presidential elections. In part, this is because conservative candidates across the country lost when they tried to make immigrant-bashing a winning issue. (Witness the 2006 losing campaigns of Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and John Hostettler of Indiana, as examples.) More »

ABC Journalist: "I'm happy to be in the midst of so many Asian babes."

August 6, 2008

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WMC Daily News Brief: Bashir, Economic Security, Iraq

August 6, 2008

News Brief - NBC, Sexual Assault, Al-Qaeda Suspect

August 5, 2008

WMC Daily News Brief: Argentina, Obama, Somalia

August 5, 2008

Finally! The UN Gets One Right

Finally! The UN Gets One Right

| August 4, 2008

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously confirmed Secretary General BanKi-Moon’s appointment for\the post of UN high commissioner for human rights: the distinguished South African jurist Navanethem (“Navi”) Pillay. Women’s rights activists around the world can celebrate. More »

Calling All Women and Minority Media Owners (But Not Too Loudly)

| August 1, 2008

“This is a bit more civilized than usual,” one attendee could be heard saying upon entering the auditorium for the Federal Communications Commission event in New York City on Tuesday. Unlike the emotional collection of media activists, protestors, concerned citizens and artists (some of whom directed hisses and sneers at FCC Chair Kevin Martin) who attended any one of the public hearings held by the commission over the past year, this one featured mostly suits and ties, all of whom coolly assembled without fanfare at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. More »

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WMC Daily News Brief - Cyprus, Pay Equity, Haiti

August 1, 2008

Isabel Allende, Loung Ung and the Power of Memoir

| July 31, 2008

It’s mind-numbing. Four hundred thousand dead and 2.45 million displaced in Darfur; 5.4 million dead in fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1998; epidemic levels of violence against women and children. With the constant repetition of such statistics of devastation, what can move us to action? More »