Archives for July, 2012

Taking a Bite from the Poisoned Apple

This post was co-authored by Natasha Bahrami, a foreign policy researcher, and Ali Arab, Ph.D., an assistant professor of statistics at Georgetown University. Last month, a young American woman was blocked from purchasing an Apple product at a local store in Alpharetta, Georgia. After overhearing her speaking Farsi, the second generation Iranian-American was informed that…

Real Men Don’t Love Newsies

Actor Jeremy Jordan signs my daughter’s program, as I stand crushed amongst hundreds of Newsies fans standing on tip toe begging for his attention (author’s photograph.) Don’t judge me, ok? My daughter and I shared Father’s day this year taking in the buoyant raucous joy of Newsies on Broadway. Real men don’t love Newsies, right?…

Ko Olina Beach (author’s photograph) Could Donald Trump and the Obama “birther” conspiracists be right? Some claim that President Obama is not an American because he was born outside of the U.S. Some begrudgingly acknowledge that he was born in Hawaii less than two years after becoming our 50th state but still characterize the President…