NY Times Puzzled Over Asian Opposition to Quotas in Washington State

November 6th, 2019 8:19 AM
The New York Times sounded perturbed that the blue state of Washington was resisting a return to the old divisive days of “affirmative action.” An editor insisted on calling it “Unlikely resistance to a ballot measure in Washington State” in a text box, although it makes sense that Asian-Americans would resist affirmative action, having been successful as a group without…

Gary Locke, Rock Star in China

November 7th, 2011 10:41 PM
Gary Locke, Obama's Commerce Secretary turned ambassador to China, drew an unlikely "rock star" goo-fest on NPR's All Things Considered on Friday night. In China, the former governor of Washington state is now apparently an "internet sensation" with "runaway popularity," a "rock star" who's mobbed by crowds with outstretched hands, but is…

Obama's New Ambassador to China: Not So 'Squeaky Clean

March 14th, 2011 4:59 PM
Editor's Note: The following column by Michelle Malkin is an updated version of a Malkin column originally published in February 2009. Liberal media outlets did their best in 2009 to boost former Washington State Gov. Gary Locke, President Obama's third pick for the beleaguered Commerce Secretary job, as a "squeaky clean" appointee. Now, Locke's moving onward and upward…

On Today: Fill Out Census or You Won't Get Government Goodies

January 4th, 2010 4:57 PM
NBC's Today show invited on Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Census Bureau Director Robert Groves to promote their Portrait of America road tour as a way to encourage people to fill out the Census forms or risk, as Locke warned, miss out on "$400 billion of federal funds," to which Matt Lauer underlined, "This is vitally important to communities." The entire Today cast braved…