Asians in America

"The West Wing": Season Eight, unscripted


The popular White House drama returns with an all-new cast, an anything-can-happen storyline - and its first Asian.

For a good six years of the Bush administration, Democrats – denied of the presidency twice – were left to languish in the solace of “The West Wing” on Wednesday nights. Veteran actor Martin Sheen as a grandfatherly president of the Democrat persuasion fronted a charismatic crew of staff in the White House in weekly episodes of political intrigue, international conflicts and ethical dilemmas.

Obama: An Asian American?


They are calling him the first post-racial president. But is playing the race card and claiming him as one of our own.

Post-racial and bi-coastal: in the four short years since catapulting to global recognition from little-known Chicago politician, Barack Obama, the junior US Senator from Illinois, has meticulously outlined himself as many things to many people.

The "A" List (Part 2 of 2)


Ten Asians making the news in America.

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5. John Choon Yoo — The President's legal (com)pass to Guantanamo Bay

Cassel: If the President deems that he's got to torture somebody, including by crushing the testicles of the person's child, there is no law that can stop him?

Moral anaesthesia


Cost cutting at his clinics has cost wealthy Nevada-based physician Dipak Desai his reputation.

More than 30 years ago, a young Indian doctor called Dipak Desai landed in New York looking for fame and fortune. Since then he has found fortune. On September 27, 2009, he will have national, if not international, fame, though not the way he wanted it.