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78% of Asian American Millennials Disapprove Trump’s Job Performance

In a recent NBC News/GenForward Survey poll at the end of September, 78% of Asian American Millennials disapprove of Trump’s job performance. That is not a surprise given that 64% of Millennials overall disapprove of Trump’s performance. Additionally, the poll found 68% … Continue reading

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San Francisco Board Supervisor Jane Kim Running for Mayor

With the recent and sudden passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, there has been some speculation as to who may run for mayor in a special election in 2018. Well, we now know at least one candidate, and that … Continue reading

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2016 Post-Election National Asian American Survey Results

Earlier this month, the National Asian American Survey (NAAS) finally released their 2016 Post-Election analysis regarding the presidential election and had these interesting observations: In 2016, Asian Americans posted their biggest gains ever in voting, with more than 1.1 million new voters. Between … Continue reading

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DNC 2016 – Day 4 – Quick Chat with CA State Treasurer John Chiang and Governor 2018!

Although I had seen California State Treasury John Chiang several times during the week at the Democratic National Convention, I hadn’t had a chance to do an interview. On Day 4 at the California Delegates Breakfast, I finally did, though only … Continue reading

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Rose Pak, San Francisco Political Powerhouse, Dies

If you follow or cover San Francisco politics, especially regarding Asian Americans, Chinese Americans or Chinatown, you’ll inevitably here the name Rose Pak. Pak passed away of natural causes at age 68 at home on Sunday, September 18th. Her life, … Continue reading

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8Asians at the Democratic National Convention 2016 in Philadelphia, Day 1

I had such a good time four years ago at the Democratic National Convention 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina in September 2012 (my blog posts): My 2012 Democratic National Convention Experience (Video – 6:08 minutes) My 2012 Democratic National Convention Experience – … Continue reading

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Departing Mayor Lisa Wong – Love, politics, and a tale of two struggling cities

Having been born & raised in a suburb of Springfield, Massachusetts (about 90 miles West of Boston), I’m surprised that I did not come across hearing about Lisa Wong, but I had only started blogging in January 2007 and she … Continue reading

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Asian American Voter Registration Not Matching Population Growth

When I saw the headline, Asian-American Voter Registration Not Matching Population Growth, I wasn’t surprised and of course disappointed. This is one reason why I am motivated to be active in politics – to make-up for my fellow Asian Americans. … Continue reading

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Neel Kashkari Running for Governor of California and Will Lose

Living in California, I almost forgot that there is an Asian American running for governor for the state – Indian American candidate Neel Kashkari. If his name sounds familiar, it’s most likely that you’ve heard of Kashkari due to his … Continue reading

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North Virginia Courts the Asian American Vote

NPR reports yet another state courting the Asian American vote. As the fastest growing minority in the state, Asian Americans are now 5% of the state and make up significant voting blocks in certain communities. The two ads here are … Continue reading

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What Canadians can Teach American Conservatives about Getting Asian Votes

To reinforce ties with Asian Canadians, Canada’s conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently sent out Lunar New Year Greetings and celebrated the New Year with Chinese Canadians in Vancouver.  Some Canadians suggest that American conservatives look at Harper as an … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam’s Misguided Child: Like Father, Like Son, or: Why Two Controversial Philippine Laws Are Omens

“The Philippines right now is how America will be in twenty years”, says Li, a Manila resident situated in one of many Bonifacio High Street’s various cafes, in reference to two government acts under Noynoy Aquino’s leadership. The laws in … Continue reading

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