Berman-Sherman Debate Degrees of Belligerence Toward Iran

By: Wednesday February 22, 2012 7:06 am

If we see military action in Iran in the next several months, you can trace part of the reason back to a redistricting quirk in the San Fernando Valley. Rep. Howard Berman basically ran the state’s redistricting maps, through his brother, when they were drawn by the legislature. But California voters passed an initiative setting [...]

Another Year, Another Armenian Genocide Vote, Another Set Of Tensions With Turkey

By: Friday March 5, 2010 11:13 am

This is about as predictable as the sunrise. Since the Democrats have been in power, every year around the commemoration of the Armenian genocide the House Foreign Affairs Committee passes a nonbinding resolution calling it, you know, a genocide, and Turkey responds by recalling its ambassador, and the President, whether Bush or Obama, tries to [...]

Progressives Frustrated With Continued Israel Lobby Proxy Votes

By: Thursday November 5, 2009 7:46 am

Hopes for progress in peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians have been dashed, as the positive rhetoric of the Obama Administration has crashed into the reality of a right-wing Likud Party in Israel and long-standing distrust on both sides. The major sticking point has been Israeli opposition to a US request to freeze settlement [...]

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