Tag: US 2012

John Zogby: The GOP’s Moment of Truth

John Zogby: The GOP’s Moment of Truth

[ 0 ] January 30, 2013 |

by JOHN ZOGBY for FORBES on JANUARY 27, 2013:  (excerpt) The GOP, in short, has a “principles problem”. Can it continue to house economic/fiscal libertarians under the same tent with those who are invasive toward personal freedoms for young (and not so young) women? Can it be “pro-family” and provide a forum for gays who […]

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Omid Safi: Why Obama is Not the Fulfillment of Martin’s Dream

Omid Safi: Why Obama is Not the Fulfillment of Martin’s Dream

[ 0 ] January 21, 2013 |

by OMID SAFI for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on JANUARY 21, 2013:  Given the overlapping celebration of Dr. King’s holiday and the inauguration of Barack H. Obama’s second terms as president, there is the tendency to want to connect to dots between Martin and Obama, to see President Obama as somehow the fulfillment of Martin’s dream. […]

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Zbigniew Brzezinski: America’s Influence in the Middle East is Waning

[ 0 ] January 7, 2013 |

by LARRY LUXNER for THE WASHINGTON DIPLOMAT on DECEMBER 27, 2012:  (Excerpt) In fact, it’s the Middle East that now presents Obama’s biggest foreign policy headache, as once-reliable U.S. allies like Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak are replaced by democratically elected governments whose leaders don’t look as kindly on the United States — especially in light of Washington’s […]

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PEW ANALYSIS: Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus More Proportionally Represented in New U.S. Congress

PEW ANALYSIS: Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus More Proportionally Represented in New U.S. Congress

[ 0 ] January 4, 2013 |

by PEW FORUM ON RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE (FAITH ON THE HILL: THE RELIGIOUS COMPOSITION OF THE 113TH CONGRESS) on JANUARY 2, 2013: (Summary Excerpt) The new, 113th Congress includes the first Buddhist to serve in the Senate, the first Hindu to serve in either chamber and the first member of Congress to describe her […]

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John Zogby: Don’t Discount the Muslim American “Influence” Vote

John Zogby: Don’t Discount the Muslim American “Influence” Vote

[ 1 ] December 5, 2012 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 5, 2012: “What we had was a huge demographic victory, not quite an ideological victory,” said John Zogby to an Islamic studies and public policy audience at Duke University, a week after the re-election of President Barack Obama. Zogby, Senior Analyst with the polling firm JZ Analytics, had […]

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Haris Tarin: Rising Muslim American Leader in D.C. Speaks for His Generation

[ 0 ] November 27, 2012 |

by PAMELA CONSTABLE for THE WASHINGTON POST on NOVEMBER 11, 2012:  Within the span of about a week recently, Haris Tarin spoke at a Washington panel on how the next U.S. president can combat violent Islamic extremism, delivered a guest sermon for Eid in Alexandria, launched an ad campaign on District buses calling for religious […]

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Justin Logan: How Washington Makes Love for War

[ 0 ] November 25, 2012 |

by JUSTIN LOGAN for THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE on NOVEMBER 21, 2012:  (More than 80 percent of international relations academics opposed the war, but Washington didn’t care to listen– excerpt from article). The salacious details of the Petraeus affair are pretty captivating. Foreign-policy observers are mostly reading about the sex scandal, but now there’s also the kabuki […]

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James Zogby: We Already Are Politically “Normalized” (response to Ibish piece)

James Zogby: We Already Are Politically “Normalized” (response to Ibish piece)

[ 0 ] November 14, 2012 |

by JAMES ZOGBY for THE DAILY BEAST on NOVEMBER 13, 2012:  There is a wonderful old Indian tale about three blind men who come upon an elephant and ask, “What is this?” One grabbing the elephant’s tail says, “I think it is a rope.” Another putting his arms about the elephant’s leg says, “No, it […]

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John Zogby:  The Anatomy of a Re-election (at Duke on November 14)

John Zogby: The Anatomy of a Re-election (at Duke on November 14)

[ 0 ] November 14, 2012 |

by JOHN ZOGBY for FORBES on NOVEMBER 7, 2012:  President Barack Obama has won and the exit polls show why. First and foremost, the share of the electorate that is white dropped from 74% in 2008 to 72%. African Americans accounted for 13% of the total, Hispanics 10%, and Asian Americans and others 5%. The white percentage […]

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Hussein Ibish: Arab Americans Need Political Normalization

Hussein Ibish: Arab Americans Need Political Normalization

[ 0 ] November 14, 2012 |

by HUSSEIN IBISH for THE DAILY BEAST on NOVEMBER 12, 2012:  Following the recent election, and noting the growing influence of nontraditional power blocs such as Latinos, Arab Americans have again raised the question of how they can become politically empowered. There is only one answer: become politically “normal” Americans. This seems simultaneously a provocative […]

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