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Alan Chin

A rarity for 2016: Agreeing to disagree

Mar 16 2016

“I voted for the local sheriff, and I voted for Hillary Clinton. I’m a Democrat. I like Bernie Sanders, but he might be a little too far to the left – not for me, but realistically,” a Youngstown resident said.

Bernie Sanders calls back to America’s socialist roots

Feb 29 2016

Buffeted by high winds and thick snow Thursday morning, Senator Bernie Sanders came back to the Cleveland area for the third time since he started running for president, speaking to the crowd of 3,600 packed into the Baldwin Wallace University gym.

Bernie Sanders spoke at Jerry Falwell’s college – here’s the reaction he got

Sep 18 2015

“I don’t agree with him on abortion. A fetus inside the womb has a voice. But I do agree that it’s immoral that we have tax cuts for the 1 percent. The middle class is shrinking, non-existent. And it’s self-centered and arrogant to only focus on abortion and gay rights,” one Liberty University student said of Bernie Sanders.

How socialist Bernie Sanders offers Democrats a shot at the white working class

Jul 08 2015

Almost everywhere that Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont campaigns in his quest for the Democratic nomination for president, crowds overflow to standing room and in some cases out the doors.

Will change come from the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown?

Dec 03 2014

It remains to be seen whether the current wave of anger against fatal police violence can coalesce into a focused movement, but a threshold of public reaction has been crossed in a way that was not quite the case with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

Ferguson fallout: Violent protests can bring change – if it’s the authorities who are violent

Dec 03 2014

It remains to be seen whether the current wave of anger against fatal police violence can coalesce into a focused movement, but a threshold of public reaction has been crossed in a way that was not quite the case with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

Are ‘Hong Kong people’ still Chinese? Depends on how you define ‘Chinese’

Sep 30 2014

Beyond the immediate causes of contention in Hong Kong are the much larger existential issues of who gets to define just exactly what it means to be part of China, and to be Chinese.

Eyewitness Views: From hope to horror in Tiananmen Square

May 29 2014

June 4th, 1989. In Chinese the reference is usually made with just the numbers “Six Four,” like in English, “Nine Eleven.” As the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre approaches, I remember, again, that I had been there so long ago as a young man.

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