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Asian Americans Are The Hidden Bystanders In Michigan Affirmative Action Case

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As a couple of commentators at the Volokh Conspiracy have noted, yesterday’s Schuette v. BAMN decision rambles across five opinions and more than 100 pages, yet mentions the word “Asian” not once.

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This California GOP Hopeful Wants Free College For Science And Math Students

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BERKELEY, California (Reuters) - California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math and science degrees, part of an education reform plan released Tuesday that would also model public schools after charter s

Losing Their Unemployment Benefits Didn't Help These People Find Work

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WASHINGTON -- Do unemployment benefits make people lazy?

Since long-term federal benefits expired in December, some congressional Republicans have opposed reauthorizing the aid by arguing that former recipients will be more encouraged to find work without the help.

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Obama’s Asia pivot: A work in progress

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President Barack Obama is heading to Asia this week with a simple message: The pivot is real.

The Marine Corps is beefing up its deployments to Guam and Australia. The Navy is sending more ships to Japan. And Obama, who leaves Tuesday, could use his stop in the Philippine

Easter 2014: A celebration of hope

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Over 2 billion people are celebrating Easter today, April 20, as the calendars of Western and Eastern churches coincide this year, and these billions of faithful people are celebrating HOPE.  e Easter message begins with the hopeful news that death has been overcome by

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

Asian Americans Are The Hidden Bystanders In Michigan Affirmative Action Case

Asian Americans Are The Hidden Bystanders In Michigan Affirmative Action Case

As a couple of commentators at the Volokh Conspiracy have noted, yesterday’s Schuette v. BAMN decision rambles across five opinions and more than 100 pages, yet mentions the word “Asian” not once. The word “minority” appears more than 100 times throughout the decision, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a passionate, 58-page dissent highlighting the continuing difficulty of certain minority groups to get into the nation’s most prestigious colleges and graduate schools. But not Asian Americans. As minorities... Read more

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This California GOP Hopeful Wants Free College For Science And Math Students

This California GOP Hopeful Wants Free College For Science And Math Students

BERKELEY, California (Reuters) - California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math and science degrees, part of an education reform plan released Tuesday that would also model public schools after charter schools. Kashkari's proposal would waive tuition for students pursuing a four-year degree in any science, technology, electronics, or math subject in exchange for a percentage of their future earnings after graduation. It came as Kashkari, trailing a distant third... Read more

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Losing Their Unemployment Benefits Didn't Help These People Find Work

Losing Their Unemployment Benefits Didn't Help These People Find Work

WASHINGTON -- Do unemployment benefits make people lazy? Since long-term federal benefits expired in December, some congressional Republicans have opposed reauthorizing the aid by arguing that former recipients will be more encouraged to find work without the help. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), for instance, said in January that giving the jobless overgenerous benefits "actually discourages some people from seeking employment.” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said long-term benefits provide "a disincentive to work." But some of the over two... Read more

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Obama’s Asia pivot: A work in progress

Obama’s Asia pivot: A work in progress

President Barack Obama is heading to Asia this week with a simple message: The pivot is real. The Marine Corps is beefing up its deployments to Guam and Australia. The Navy is sending more ships to Japan. And Obama, who leaves Tuesday, could use his stop in the Philippines to announce that Manila and Washington have finally agreed on new U.S. military rotations there, more than 20 years after the last American troops left. He’s also... Read more

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Easter 2014: A celebration of hope

Easter 2014: A celebration of hope

Over 2 billion people are celebrating Easter today, April 20, as the calendars of Western and Eastern churches coincide this year, and these billions of faithful people are celebrating HOPE.   The Easter message begins with the hopeful news that death has been overcome by life, that hatred has been overcome by love, and that sorrow has been overcome by joy.   The elements of the story involve women arriving at a garden tomb and finding it empty, but... Read more

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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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(Reuters) - This year's U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Pinehurst, Northern Carolina has attracted a record total of 10,127 entries, the... Read more

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(Reuters) - Englishman Simon Dyson, who was handed a suspended two-month ban for cheating in December, fired a five-under-par 67 to grab a share of... Read more

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Englishman Simon Dyson, who was handed a suspended two-month ban for cheating in December, fired a five-under-par 67 to grab a share of the first... Read more

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