Arwa Gunja appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.