Day: May 14, 2021

From Radical Activist to Senate Obstructionist: The Metamorphosis of Kyrsten Sinema

Her rise is a political fairy tale — and nightmare.

Kyrsten Sinema wasn’t the only Democrat to vote against including a $15 federal minimum wage in the $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill in early March, but she was the only one whose vote became a meme. The clip itself is short and sparse: Sinema, the 44-year-old first-term Democratic senator from Arizona, walks briskly around the well of the chamber, gives Mitch McConnell a friendly pat on the back, and pauses in front of the clerk. Then she thrusts her right thumb dramatically

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List of Influential Asian-Americans


Manjul Bhargava, mathematician
Sumiko Hennessy, professor of social work
Jaegwon Kim, professor of philosophy
Jagdish Natwarlal Bhagwati, professor of economics
Eswar Prasad, economist
Raghuram Rajan, economist and an international academician
Amartya Sen, economist and philosopher
Jim Toy, gay activist & educator
S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan, NYU mathematician
Ocean Vuong, writer, poet, professor
Thomas Zacharia, computational material sciences


Fazlur Rahman Khan, a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect, who was considered the “Einstein of structural engeering”, he was the designer of the Willis Tower and John Hancock Center
Salma Arastu, artist
Rina Banerjee, artist
David Choe, artist
Dhairya Dand, inventor … Read the rest