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Should Less Oppose More?

Should Less Oppose More?

Let’s say you and I are seeking some things, some benefits, goods, whatever they might be.

December 19th, 2014

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Soul Searching, or Self Serving?

Soul Searching, or Self Serving?

I’ve been torn for weeks now over whether to write this piece, perhaps you might even say months.

December 12th, 2014

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100s

100s

A hundred, with a hundred, for a hundred, on the hundredth, that was the original, vague “plan”– 100 miles, 100 people, $100,000, 100th Genocide anniversary, respectively. That was eight months ago when we started meeting to organize a walk to honor our ancestors’ memory.

December 8th, 2014

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Thanksgiving and Turkey

Thanksgiving and Turkey

Of course the topic of discussion here is not the bird, but the country. Armenians can be grateful to Turkey for just one thing, that country’s leadership’s perpetual knack for embarrassing themselves and those they allegedly represent, and often specifically regarding Armenian issues.

November 26th, 2014

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Political Déjà Vu All Over Again

Political Déjà Vu All Over Again

You might not have noticed that two years ago, after 30 years of “service” in the House of Representatives, Genocide denier Dan Burton of Indiana slithered over to the Azerbaijan America Alliance as its new Chairman of the Board.

November 21st, 2014

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Blood, Oil: Which is Thicker?

Blood, Oil: Which is Thicker?

Here I am, trying to make sense of things. But, the last few days of developments and news are giving me a case of cognitive dissonance.

November 14th, 2014

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Centennial Opportunities

Centennial Opportunities

Things are starting to move on the occasion of the Genocide’s centennial.

November 7th, 2014

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Elections 2014 – The Final Installment from All Over

Elections 2014 – The Final Installment from All Over

It might seem a bit early to wrap up discussion of elections, but with just over two weeks to go, many people will already be casting their votes by mail, so the information has to get out there. You’ll find quite an eclectic mix of recommendations below, which might even lead to a smirk or chuckle.

October 17th, 2014

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Elections 2014: The Props

Elections 2014: The Props

As you read this, there are just about three weeks left before the November 4 election. This week I’ll cover the California statewide, and one LA County, ballot measures. Some of the easier choices were addressed three weeks ago in “Elections 2014″ and any remaining items will be addressed next week.

October 10th, 2014

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Divest, Invest, Disinfest

Divest, Invest, Disinfest

For the purposes of this article, divest refers to what must be done with stocks of fossil-fuel (energy) companies— coal, oil, gas. Many charitable foundations have started to do this, and not just out of the goodness of their “hearts” or principles. Rather, the smart money is realizing something that isn’t immediately obvious.

September 26th, 2014

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Re-Independence at 23: A Lamentation

Re-Independence at 23: A Lamentation

Here we are, 23 years onղ Really, a quarter century since the rebirth of a truly independent Armenian state was more than just the pipe dream among circles of die-hard believers who were mocked and smirked at.

September 19th, 2014

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Elections 2014

Elections 2014

Yes, believe it or not, in just over seven weeks, at the November 4 general election, you’ll be pulling the lever to vote for both blazing and bland candidates in occasionally exciting races.

September 12th, 2014

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Calls and Coalitions

Calls and Coalitions

Imagine someone gets elected mayor of a city. What would people think if s/he first formally called on a local thug? Some might look the other way if the newly-elected mayor and thug have been friends since childhood.

September 5th, 2014

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Hands Up, Don’t Shoot

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot

In Ferguson, Missouri, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” has become indignant citizens’ slogan.

August 22nd, 2014

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