Politics

The Next Republican Party

Once upon a time there was a political tribe called “liberal Republicans,” led by chieftains named Nelson Rockefeller, Jacob Javits, Mac Mathias and others…. They are extinct now.

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April 26, 2012

In Egypt Presidential Race: Battle Joined on Islam’s Role

Mr. Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s dominant Islamist group, declared last week that his party platform amounted to a distillation of Islam itself.

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April 26, 2012

Houstonian Corner (V14-I12)

Obama visits Houston for fundraiser / some resistance to Obama fundraising

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March 15, 2012

A Profile of Imran Khan

Khan is not “dim”, as the elite who he detests contemptuously say, but is not an intellectual either. He is a politician riding a wave of public disaffection, and that wave might just carry him to power.

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March 8, 2012

Tunisia, Egypt Islamists Signal Bigger Religion Role

After months of reassuring secularist critics, Islamist politicians in Tunisia and Egypt have begun to lay down markers about how Muslim their states should be — and first signs show they want more religion than previously admitted.

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February 23, 2012

Voters Urged to Participate in Presidential Primary Election

Calling voting a right and a responsibility, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is urging Michigan citizens to vote in the presidential primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

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February 23, 2012

Santorum, Romney Close but Neither Tops Obama – Polls

Republican U.S. presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are running neck-and-neck but neither would beat incumbent President Barack Obama, according to several polls released on Wednesday.

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February 23, 2012

Romney Would Get Help from Rivals’ Wealthy Donors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If Mitt Romney wins the Republican presidential nomination, he will have the backing of several wealthy donors who together have contributed millions of dollars to his rivals in the race.

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February 18, 2012

Asian Pacific American Organizations Denounce Candidate Hoekstra’s Anti-Asian Ad

Metro Detroit – American Citizens for Justice (ACJ)/Asian American Justice Center and other Asian American organizations object to the U.S. Senate candidate Peter Hoekstra’s campaign ad “Debbie spend it now” which aired during the 2012 Super Bowl on Sunday Feb. 5th.

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February 18, 2012

Offensive Pete Hoekstra Ad Draws Big Bucks for Rival Sen. Debbie Stabenow

The racially insensitive campaign ad that ignited an onslaught of criticism against Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra has inspired a flood of fundraising for his chief rival, incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.

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February 18, 2012

Analysis: Financial Titans Rally to Romney’s Cause

Restore Our Future, the independent “Super PAC” that supports Romney’s campaign, has been a machine of destruction in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, swamping Republican rival Newt Gingrich with attack ads each time he has seemed to threaten Romney’s frontrunner status.

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February 9, 2012

Imran Khan’s New Pakistan

By Kiran Nazish  Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan is batting to strike out two major “conventional” political parties — the leftist Pakistan People’s Party and the conservative Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz — simultaneously. He talks about eradicating corruption, handling the grievances of the Baloch and the tribal areas, “friendliness” as the ultimate foreign policy, and his plans to […]

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February 2, 2012

Sound Vision Event for Shariah Education

A fundraiser was held Saturday evening at the Dearborn Hyatt to counter the “anti-Shariah” legislation that is sweeping the nation.

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December 15, 2011

Election Results Sadden All Three Michigan Candidates

Yesterday’s election tallies are in and unfortunately the three local Muslim candidates all lost their elections.

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November 10, 2011

Amin Hashmi Runs for Troy City Council

One of the many community members running for local, state and federal positions in this cycle of elections is Mr. Amin Hashmi, who is running for Troy City Council.

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October 6, 2011

Ahmar Contests for Ann Arbor School Board

Ahmar Iqbal is contesting for a school board seat in Ann Arbor.

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September 29, 2011

Anam Miah: Second Time Around

Anam Miah, Hamtramck City Council candidate, imagines the city of Hamtramck, Mich. as a place for leaders and community members to work together toward common goals by unifying through diversity and neighborly relations.

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September 22, 2011

My Faith: Rep. Keith Ellison from Catholic to Muslim

By Chris Welch, CNN Minneapolis, Minnesota (CNN) –Prior to 2006, few people even knew that then-Minnesota state legislator Keith Ellison was a Muslim. Because of his English name, he said, no one thought to ask. But five years ago, when he ran for a seat in the United States House of Representatives – a race […]

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September 8, 2011

Lurking Dangers to the Arab Spring

Arab revolutions are currently facing real dangers, which vacillate between lack of prioritisation, stagnation and foreign intervention.

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August 25, 2011

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