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United Communities of America

Everyone knows which State they were born at and which State they live in but ask people which community they belong to and most people will have a hard time coming up with an answer. They might say that a… Continue Reading →

Spiritual Republic of Iran

The next best move towards a more inclusive Iran and a more powerful Iran is to change the name of the country to Spiritual Republic of Iran. جمهوری روحانی ایران In 2003 I wrote an article with the same title… Continue Reading →

uOu او

uOu = She/He, beloved and Beloved Looking for one word to replace He/she  – he or she? Are you still waiting for the hierarchy in Oxford or Cambridge to come up with it? Well they’re too busy questioning to Brexit or not to… Continue Reading →

“Make America Native Again” – My Take

When I hear Make America Native Again I think about governing systems here in North America before the arrival of the Europeans. I’m not a Native American studies expert but as far I know here on the west coast of… Continue Reading →

The Reason Bernie Sanders Didn’t Get the Black Vote in 2016

June 12, 2016 Roz Omid   Maybe Bernie Sanders thinks that the poor or middle class black folks in the south who didn’t vote for him in the primary weren’t educated enough about what he stood for. On the contrary… Continue Reading →

What’s so Hard about Being a U.S. Senator?

June 30, 2016 Roz Omid What’s so hard about being a U.S. Senator? A bill comes to the senate floor, professionals staffers help the senator figure out if the bill is good, and finally they vote. That is, if he… Continue Reading →

​​​Happy Anniversary Occupy Wall Street

by Roz Omid 21 September 2012 First time I saw your face I was on my way out of a subway station in Tehran last fall. It was a large photo of you with your hands forced behind you in… Continue Reading →

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