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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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We’re Screwed Again

We’re Screwed Again

You probably read that the United States Geological Survey has come out with a report that says there might be a million barrels of oil and 6 billion cubic feet of natural gas recoverable from the innards of the current Republic of Armenia.

August 29th, 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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Caliphate— A Century, Compact and Simple

Caliphate— A Century, Compact and Simple

We often forget that the Islamic Caliphate last resided in Constantinople in the person of the ruling Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. With Ataturk’s abolition of the Ottoman monarch and state, the caliphate, too, disappeared, only to “reappear” a few weeks ago in the proclamation of the (Sunni) “Islamic State” as the latter’s murderous minions swept out of the territories they had occupied in Syria and “conquered” a significant segment of Iraq.

August 15th, 2014

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Border Busting Baku Boneheads

Border Busting Baku Boneheads

With pup-Turk (Azeri) corpses piling up, the boneheads in Baku are probably scratching their heads as to what might be their next steps.

August 8th, 2014

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Comeuppance

Comeuppance

It’s interesting how news with disparate topics, time, and place is sometimes ironically related.

August 1st, 2014

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My Enemy’s Enemy’s Enemy’s…

My Enemy’s Enemy’s Enemy’s…

You’re of course familiar with the aphorism “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

July 25th, 2014

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Farfetched Proposal

Farfetched Proposal

We, Armenians, should be developing better, broader, and deeper relations with the Kurds (especially of Turkey).

July 18th, 2014

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Diplomatic Duet

Diplomatic Duet

Do you remember biased Bryza? The “American” diplomat whose allegiances to Azerbaijan and Turkey at least appeared to be stronger than to his own country?

July 11th, 2014

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Smirks II

Smirks II

This week, let’s go for some schadenfreude shall we? It’s getting close to five years since this kind of “fun” was so broadly available that I could write a piece, and this time, all the raw material is provided by Turks.

July 3rd, 2014

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Two Years Later

Two Years Later

Last week, the Western U.S. Region of the ARF completed its biennial convention with the election of a new Central Committee (CC), as I wrote two years ago as well.

June 27th, 2014

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