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The Storm Within: Ending Political Corruption in the Philippines

A major natural disaster hit the Philippines in early November when the Category 5 Supertyphoon Haiyan killed nearly 6,000 people and caused billions of dollars of damage. On December 2nd, Dr. Dante Simbulan talked to the Organization of Young Filipino Americans (OYFA) in UVa’s Maury Hall about the Philippines’ pervasive and worrisome internal corruption, another problem the Philippines are facing that cannot be ignored.  As the director of Katarungan (“justice” in Tagalog), a DC-based coalition supporting the human rights of Filipinos, Dr. Simbulan has worked with many…

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The Future of Conservative Media

It is no surprise that liberals distrust Fox News. With its emphasis on more conservative stories and right-wing pundits, left-leaning groups like Media Matters for America and Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting have opposed the network since its foundation. Even moderates are displeased – in a 2012 poll by Public Policy Polling, 55 percent of respondents said they did not trust the network. Criticism is rising among an unexpected new group, however–conservatives. Because they feel underserved by the mainstream media as a…

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