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The First Salvo

The First Salvo

Great news came out of UCLA and its student government.

January 23rd, 2015

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Delegate Delight

Delegate Delight

On Sunday, January 11, a significant victory was achieved by the Armenian community living in California’s 43rd State Assembly District (AD), led by the efforts of the ANCA.

January 16th, 2015

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Touting Tourism

Touting Tourism

Most people do it at some point in their lives– visit a place for artistic, cultural, educational, health, historic, nostalgic, photographic, recreational, relaxation, religious, restorative, spiritual, etc. reasons.

January 9th, 2015

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Dram Drama

Dram Drama

It’s year-end, try-to-write-about-something-big-and-profound, time. Luckily, I was provided with just such a topic courtesy of the juncture and clash of international conflicts with economics.
No doubt you’ve read about the fall-and-rise of the tram/dram (Western/Eastern Armenian pronunciation), the money used in the Republic of Armenia (RoA) and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. You might wonder what all the [...]

January 2nd, 2015

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Is Interim ‘Good Enough’ Acceptable?

Is Interim ‘Good Enough’ Acceptable?

No one disagrees that we have significant problems in the Republic of Armenia (RoA). The disagreement is over what they are, how large they loom, and how to solve them.

December 31st, 2014

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Gaps In Our Narrative

Gaps In Our Narrative

We talk a lot about the Genocide. We do it fairly well.

December 24th, 2014

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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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