“Mirthala Salinas, a television journalist here, learned on Thursday that it was not a wise career move to report that the mayor of Los Angeles was leaving his wife while failing to mention that she was dating him.”
“Some have doubted Obama’s broad-based appeal to the African-American community; at the Superdome, he engaged the crowd but failed to captivate, as have Jesse Jackson and Bill Clinton in the past.”
“When the immigrant crosses the border, Americans lose $3, and the immigrant gains $7. To oppose that, you’d have to count an immigrant as less than three-sevenths of an American.”
“she is part of a budding movement, sometimes called “eco-kosher,” that combines traditional Jewish dietary laws with new concerns about industrial agriculture, global warming and fair treatment of workers.”
Murakami rocks! “Practically everything I know about writing, then, I learned from music. It may sound paradoxical to say so, but if I had not been so obsessed with music, I might not have become a novelist.”
“Today marks the 50th anniversary of Gibson’s historic singles win at the All-England Club, when she became the first black to bring home tennis’ most prestigious title.”
“It’s in his ability to declare that things must get better without saying who or what has made them bad. It’s how he rarely chastises and how he divides blame and responsibility evenly; white receiving equal parts with black, poor equal parts with rich.”
“The Guardian is reporting that a part of the French company L’Oréal has been found guilty of racial discrimination after it sought in a 2000 campaign to exclude non-white saleswomen from promoting its Garnier Fructis Style shampoo line in supermarkets o
“Development, Dr. Collier argues persuasively, is both too narrow and too broad; too narrowly focused on aid, which often causes rather than cures problems, and too broadly focused on the entire developing world.”
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