Don Hazen, AlterNet

Could a New, Young Potential Super-Star Hawaii Congresswoman-Elect Get Appointed to the Senate?

Way out there in Hawaii, our 50th state, 2,500 miles from the West Coast, there have been some interesting political developments, including the emergence of a potential political prodigy. Democrat Tulsi Gabbard became the first Hindu-American to enter the U.S. House of Representatives at age 31, after she soundly defeated Kawika Crowley of the Republican Party in Hawaii's second Congressional district in November. At 21, she was the youngest person to be elected to the Hawaii state legislature.

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Is the Future Bright for Progressive Media?

While the journalistic establishment, and even progressives like Bob McChesney and John Nichols wring their hands over the demise of advertising-driven corporate journalism, activists and journalists Tracy Van Slyke and Jessica Clark have chosen to tell a different, more positive story about the future of media in America.

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