Arwa Gunja

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Allegations of Harassment, Profiling Along America's Northern Border

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

According to a report released earlier this year, Latino and Arab communities who live along the border between Canada and the United States are experiencing an increase in instances of racial profiling by border patrol and other federal agents. In response, the Council on American-Islamic Relations is suing the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for what it claims has been religious profiling and mistreatment of Muslims at the border.


Gay Marriage Debate Heats Up in Maryland

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

As Americans around the country prepare to cast their vote for the next president in a few weeks, voters in Maryland will be faced with another monumental decision: whether to become the first state to affirm same-sex marriage through a popular vote.

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What Did the Democrats Leave Out?

Friday, September 07, 2012

Political conventions are all about the speeches and the strategic messaging being sent out to the American people. After three long nights of speeches at the Democratic National Convention, thousands of words were uttered on stage. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich patrolled the convention floor in Charlotte and asked attendees what words and messages they had not heard.

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What's Next for Hillary Clinton?

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Whether or not President Obama is reelected in November, Clinton plans to leave her post in December 2012. How will Americans reflect on her tenure as Secretary of State? Will she run for President in 2016?


The Future of America According to Delegates

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Although delegates are entrusted with the task of choosing their party’s next presidential nominee, modern-day convention voting is little more than a well-rehearsed ritual. Mitt Romney has been the Republican Party’s nominee for months, while Barack Obama has been the Democratic Party’s 2012 candidate for years.


The Race For Maine

Monday, September 03, 2012

In February, Maine Senator Olympia Snowe announced that she would not pursue a fourth term in November. She cited the Senate's "atmosphere of polarization" as one of the reasons she decided not to run. Now there’s a closely contested race to fill the seat.

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Athletes Prepare for the Start of the Paralympic Games

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Today marks the start of the Paralympic Games in London. For these athletes, preparing for the games means more than training, eating well and getting plenty of sleep: there is the added pressure of making sure their equipment is working properly.


A Family History, On Tape

Monday, August 27, 2012

Historians have made careers out of examining pieces of paper — letters, manuscripts, articles — to decipher just a little bit of history, to learn someone's story. But in an age of smartphones and digital file-sharing, why aren't we letting our family members' voices speak for themselves?

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How Sneakers Explain the World

Friday, August 24, 2012

Since Air Jordans debuted in 1985, the sneaker industry has been dominated by basketball's biggest stars. But how have shoes risen to this level of prominence? And where does fashion intersect with sports, race, and class?

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George Gilder on 'Wealth and Poverty' and its Influence Today

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Paul Ryan is perhaps best known as the architect of the leading Republican plan to balance the budget. The book that may very well have influenced his economic ideals is George Gilder’s "Wealth and Poverty," a book regarded as the intellectual guide for Reaganomics and the Reagan White House in the 1980s.

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On the Ground: Reporting from Rebel Headquarters in Aleppo

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

In recent New Yorker articles, staff writer Jon Lee Anderson describes a country torn by civil war without clear factions. The campaign by President Bashar al-Assad against the rebels has been going on for 17 months, with some estimates placing the death toll at around 20,000.


Rapping about Tolerance after the Sikh Massacre

Monday, August 20, 2012

The shooting at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin earlier this month drew national attention to America's peaceful Sikh community. One of the most heartfelt tributes to the victims to emerge in the last few weeks comes from a Muslim-American rapper.

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'Compliance': A Controversial Tale of Authority

Friday, August 17, 2012

In 2004, a McDonald’s manager in Kentucky received a disturbing call from a man pretending to be a police officer. He told her one of her employees was under suspicion of stealing from customers, and that he needed her help. Several bizarre instructions followed.

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'The New New Deal': The Rare Pro-Stimulus Argument

Thursday, August 16, 2012

As President Obama campaigns for reelection, as he delivers speech after speech in swing states from Ohio to Florida, there's one word that’s completely off-limits. The word-which-must-not be named? "Stimulus."

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Facebook's 51st Employee on Quitting the Social Network

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Facebook has forever changed our real-world interactions. The social media company keeps us connected, but what happens with that connectivity comes at the expense of our privacy? At what point do these virtual friendships start to replace — or hamper — our real friendships?

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NASA's Rover Lands on Mars

Monday, August 06, 2012

In the most anticipated rover landing in a generation, NASA landed its Mars Curiosity Rover on Mars at 1:31 am EST this morning. Curiosity will remain on Mars for two years, trying to find a signs that the planet can support life.

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Having It All Versus Having Happy Kids

Friday, August 03, 2012

Throughout the summer, The Takeaway has covered parenting and the notion of “having it all” from a number of approaches — from women, from men, and from those who think having it all is the wrong thing to shoot for. Today, The Takeaway looks at it from the perspective of children.

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Why 'Having It All' Is Impossible

Thursday, August 02, 2012

'Having it all' is the phrase of a generation who fought for equal rights in the workplace. Earning an income, raising a family, and maintaining a social life became the ultimate standard of balanced success in the modern era. But who's to say when you have it all? And what standard are we measuring against?

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Carrying the Olympic Torch

Friday, July 27, 2012

Oscar Pistorius, the lightning-fast South African sprinter, isn't the only blade runner in the Olympics. Journalist and torch bearer Stuart Hughes, who lost his right leg, carried the Olympic torch through West London wearing his carbon fiber blade prosthesis.


Should Voting Be Mandatory?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

It's no secret that voter turnout in America is low, hovering around 50 percent. But Norman Ornstein is trying to change that. He's a columnist for Roll Call and wrote “The U.S. should require all citizens to vote” for The Atlantic.

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