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The example of Watergate: How “gate” became a symbolic substitution for political scandal

By Roger J. Kreuz, Associate Dean and Professor of Psychology, University of Memphis On June 17, 1972, Washington DC, police arrested five men for breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic...
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Myths in Journalism: Woodward and Bernstein exposed Nixon’s crimes but did not bring down a president

By W. Joseph Campbell, Professor of Communication Studies, American University School of Communication In their dogged reporting of the Watergate scandal, Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and...
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Why the Sikh Temple massacre remains an inconvenient example of Milwaukee’s caring and complicity

For my parents generation, I remember the TV news would always ask people where they were when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. For my generation, in the early years of the new...
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The enduring spirit of Chardi Kala: How Oak Creek’s Sikh community continues to share “eternal optimism”

Ten years ago, the Sikh community suffered the most devastating attack against Sikhs in American nation’s history. To memorialize the tragic event, a public memorial vigil was held on August 5 outside the Sikh Temple, attended by hundreds of people from across Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the nation.

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A Warning Unheeded: Terror attacks on places of worship increasing in spite of painful lessons

The decade since has seen a rise in mass shootings and terror attacks on places of worship. Sikhs hope the anniversary helps reverse those trends. In India, Satwant Singh Kaleka was a farmer. His...
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Ride Against Hate: Sikh Motorcycle Club makes cross-country journey to Oak Creek for August 5 memorial

The Sikh Motorcycle Club rode from the Stockton Gurdwara in Stockton, California to the Oak Creek Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin for the 10th anniversary of the Oak Creek Gurdwara Massacre. The...
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Heal, Unite, Act: Pardeep Singh Kaleka on restoring hope 10 years after the Sikh Temple tragedy

On the morning of August 5, 2012, a White Supremacist gunman assaulted the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, a gurdwara located in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. This violent attack was the deadliest mass shooting...
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Amaris Kaur Kaleka: I hope there comes a day when my generation can shop, learn, and pray without dying

I remember that day as if it was yesterday. The first thing I recall is heading to the gurdwara and forcing my dad to turn back around. I had forgotten my red notebook for the Punjabi class that I...
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Tarina Ahuja: Reflections of a twenty-year-old from ten years after the 2012 Sikh Temple mass shooting

On August 5th, 2012, my life changed. I was 10 then and am 20 now. 10 years ago, I wrote a letter reflecting on the tragedy. Today, I am fighting every day for the sentiment my 10-year-old self...
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Failed state referendum shows overwhelming public support for constitutional right to an abortion

I want to talk about Kаnsаs. Not about its corn as high as an elephant’s eye, nor about Dorothy and Toto trying to find their way home, but about Kаnsаs as the geographic and Republican center of...
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Period Poverty: How the shortage of tampons is exacerbating the plight of low-income women

By Marni Sommer, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Tampons have become the latest household product to fall foul of supply chain issues. Reports of a scarcity of the...
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RNC 2024: Republican Party officially selects Milwaukee as host city for its National Convention

Milwaukee will officially be the site of the 2024 Republican National Convention, playing host to an event that could bring 50,000 visitors and millions of dollars to the city. It is a move by...
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