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Friction lingers among Asian-Americans over affirmative action debate

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Last Friday, just about everybody who is anybody in Asian-American politics gathered at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The occasion was the annual benefit dinner for the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE), a non-partisan group that

Obama announces $600 million in grant programs to prepare workforce for jobs

President Obama on Wednesday announced a pair of grant programs designed to bring academic institutions and businesses closer together to help prepare the American workforce for jobs that may otherwise go unfilled. 

The grant programs total $600 million, money already i

An Asian American turn to the right?

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The recent defeat of an effort to reinstitute affirmative action in admissions to California's public colleges and universities demonstrates the political power of Asian American voters and challenges the conventional wisdom about their partisan loyalties.

The defeat is a

America’s Status As A Democratic Society 'Seriously Threatened'

 U.S. Policies Favor The Wealthy, Interest Groups, Study Shows

U.S. government policies reflect the desires of the wealthy and interest groups more than the average citizen, accordin

Why Asian American kids excel. It’s not ‘Tiger Moms.’

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Why do Asian American students outpace everyone else academically?

The most publicized attempt to answer that question a few years ago, by Yale Law School professor Amy Chua — set off a controversy that rages to this day.ua’s answer, originally set out in a 2011 Wall

Don't think you can fool the IRS

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The IRS is cash-strapped and audit rates are down, but that doesn’t mean the average Jane or Joe can hide the ball from the tax man.e tax-collecting agency devotes more resources to chasing big fish like convicted tax cheat Wesley Snipes than the average middle-class t

A Degree in Hand, but a Slow Start Up the Career Ladder

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THERE were so many low points, it’s hard for Kyle Whittaker to say which was the lowest. Ditching his girlfriend’s broken-down Lincoln at a gas station, because they couldn’t afford the tow? Month No. 3 of living on nothing but angel hair pasta? Or maybe it was the day he

Friction lingers among Asian-Americans over affirmative action debate

Friction lingers among Asian-Americans over affirmative action debate

Last Friday, just about everybody who is anybody in Asian-American politics gathered at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The occasion was the annual benefit dinner for the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE), a non-partisan group that works to develop leaders and register voters. The speakers included Congressman Mike Honda of Palo Alto, perhaps the dean of Asian-American politicians in California, and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. But among the inspirational stories of political... Read more

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Obama announces $600 million in grant programs to prepare workforce for jobs

Obama announces $600 million in grant programs to prepare workforce for jobs

President Obama on Wednesday announced a pair of grant programs designed to bring academic institutions and businesses closer together to help prepare the American workforce for jobs that may otherwise go unfilled.  The grant programs total $600 million, money already in the federal budget. The decision to designate the money for these grants arose from a review of federal jobs programs by Vice President Biden, who joined Obama at a community college outside Pittsburgh to make... Read more

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An Asian American turn to the right?

An Asian American turn to the right?

The recent defeat of an effort to reinstitute affirmative action in admissions to California's public colleges and universities demonstrates the political power of Asian American voters and challenges the conventional wisdom about their partisan loyalties. The defeat is a reminder that Asian Americans can have a decisive impact on political and policymaking processes. Perhaps more important, it suggests that if education is a key issue that drives Asian American voters, the Democratic Party may not be... Read more

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America’s Status As A Democratic Society 'Seriously Threatened'

America’s Status As A Democratic Society 'Seriously Threatened'

 U.S. Policies Favor The Wealthy, Interest Groups, Study Shows U.S. government policies reflect the desires of the wealthy and interest groups more than the average citizen, according to researchers at Princeton University and Northwestern University. "[W]e believe that if policymaking is dominated by powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened," write Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page in an April 9 article posted... Read more

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Why Asian American kids excel. It’s not ‘Tiger Moms.’

Why Asian American kids excel. It’s not ‘Tiger Moms.’

Why do Asian American students outpace everyone else academically? The most publicized attempt to answer that question a few years ago, by Yale Law School professor Amy Chua — set off a controversy that rages to this day. Chua’s answer, originally set out in a 2011 Wall Street Journal opinion article “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior,” was that “tiger mothers” were prepared to coerce kids into doing homework and practicing the piano, in part by calling them names. Chua... Read more

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Don't think you can fool the IRS

Don't think you can fool the IRS

The IRS is cash-strapped and audit rates are down, but that doesn’t mean the average Jane or Joe can hide the ball from the tax man. The tax-collecting agency devotes more resources to chasing big fish like convicted tax cheat Wesley Snipes than the average middle-class taxpayer, that’s true. But the IRS is now using sophisticated software and data analysis that puts it in touch with taxpayers before the official audit process begins.  “Now with automation and... Read more

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A Degree in Hand, but a Slow Start Up the Career Ladder

A Degree in Hand, but a Slow Start Up the Career Ladder

THERE were so many low points, it’s hard for Kyle Whittaker to say which was the lowest. Ditching his girlfriend’s broken-down Lincoln at a gas station, because they couldn’t afford the tow? Month No. 3 of living on nothing but angel hair pasta? Or maybe it was the day he realized he might have to move back in with one of his parents. It was 2009, and “I wasn’t confident that it was going to work... Read more

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