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SpitRain Award

BY GAREN YEGPARIAN You’ve all heard the Armenian saying, “He/she’s so shameless, if you spit on his/her face, he/she’ll think it’s rain”. The spirit of this saying is whence the award’s name emanates. So I’m not rude, let me graciously offer my profound gratitude to those who inspired this first-time award. I suspect there’ll be

Now that Bush has Withdrawn Hoagland, What have Armenia’s Accomplished?

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN Now that the White House has been forced to withdraw Richard Hoagland’s nomination as ambassador to Armenia, it is time to reflect upon the consequences of this political tug-of-war between the Armenian American community and the Bush Administration. Here are my reflections on this issue: — The Armenian-American community was obligated to

Turkey Election

BY GAREN YEGPARIAN Did you even notice? Two weeks ago that bastion of democracy, modernity, and hope for humanity’s future held an election. They elected a bunch of Turks. No surprise, of course, since it’s in Turkey. But, there were a few interesting elemen’s. The Islamists, incarnated as the Justice and Reconciliation Party (Adalet ve

Miscellaneous Musings

BY GAREN YEGPARIAN Shortly after April and our Genocide activities, a reader proffered a concern. It’s nagged me ever since, though I find myself largely in disagreement with its underlying premise. The concern arose from the event held in Glendale wherein other genocides were included in the commemoration. “They’re diluting the Genocide” was the statement.

Win and Lose

BY GAREN YEGPARIAN This is a cautionary and illuminating tale of pitfalls and promise in two prominently Armenian parts of the planet. The King-Gillette Ranch, north of the of the Santa Monica Bay and south of the San Fernando Valley in the Los Angeles area, most recently owned by Soka University, is now public parkland.


BY GAREN YEGPARIAN That’s the title of Michael Moore’s new movie that you’ve got to see. It’s also a good way to describe four antiheroes we’ll discuss in a minute, one of whose future doings must be tracked. It’s also what you’ll be if you don’t see the movie! Yup, Moore’s healthcare movie is vintage