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Aram Khayatpour
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Aram Khayatpour is a recent UCLA graduate who spends most of his time working with both political and charity organizations. He is an avid follower (more of an addict honestly) of domestic and international politics. He personally seeks to understand and help others see that most situations or issues in the world are much more complex than they are made out to be.

Aram was born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Los Angeles. He has spent his life around people from many different backgrounds and political affiliations; always trying to understand what they believe and how they have come to believe it. Read more at

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American Splendor

Posted March 9, 2010 | 12:02:11 (EST)

I don't know why, but I really like Paul Giamatti. I don't know what it is, maybe it's the way he comes across, a pathetic but harmless loser or maybe it's that I'm not used to seeing a bald, hideous, bug-eyed goblin star as a leading man on the big...

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Looking Towards the Futurama

Posted March 6, 2010 | 18:00:51 (EST)

Let us all take a moment to thank Adult Swim for the great contributions they have made to our world. Without their foresight two of society's most glorious achievements may have been lost forever.

When FOX cancelled Family Guy in 2001, few people knew how valuable of a treasure FOX...

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A Few Thoughts on the Superbowl

Posted February 9, 2010 | 13:40:55 (EST)

Most of you probably watched it, so no point in setting up the background info. Here are a few thoughts I had about the game.

Drew Brees: After looking at his last season (Only the second person ever to pass for 5,000 yards, 34 touchdowns, and a 96.2 passer rating...

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A Revelation in Midst of a Revolution

Posted July 8, 2009 | 12:54:25 (EST)

It was a long day; my feet are tired, my voice is sore, and my heart is heavy. I just returned from my first rally in support of the protests in Iran. There were a lot of people there, all of them holding up signs or waving Iranian flags, chanting...

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Taking Our Seat at the Table

Posted June 10, 2009 | 11:57:17 (EST)

We have spent recent years fighting an unconventional war in a conventional way. We have sent in ground troops and bombed villages to rubble. We tried to scare our enemies into surrender with sadistic strategies such as "shock and awe." Our former president spoke violent words, full of bravado and...

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Grand Obstructionist Party

Posted February 10, 2009 | 04:50:01 (EST)

Democracy is filled with heated debate, political rivalry, and, at times, bitter partisanship; but that can be okay, because it's all part of the process. However, there is one implied rule that all of this democracy of ours relies on: that no matter how bitter our fights or how angry...

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I Survived the Bush Years

Posted January 28, 2009 | 13:11:22 (EST)

I did it, I survived the Bush years, and I am assuming, since you are reading this, that so did you. First off let me say, congratulations, you made it farther than many others have. But what's more surprising is not that I survived the Bush years, but that I...

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Harry Reid and the Perennial Weakness of the Democrats

Posted January 13, 2009 | 17:07:16 (EST)

What is this guy doing? What could he possibly be thinking? After years of rubber stamping Bush's policies in the senate he is now saying that he is going to use his political power to obstruct... Barack Obama? What possible reasoning could Harry Reid have in his head to be...

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Outrage Over Blagojevich? Really?

Posted December 23, 2008 | 16:59:01 (EST)

Alright, what he did was bad. It was really bad. His attempt to sell the empty senate seat Obama left behind was an incredibly corrupt act. The arrogance and disregard for ethical behavior he displayed was so ridiculous it borders on farce. The nation has responded appropriately, calls for his...

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Change Can Be Scary

Posted December 11, 2008 | 16:55:11 (EST)

Change is always a difficult thing to go through because change comes with an element of the unknown. For most change is scary, but for those who are deeply unhappy with the status quo, change is hope. Change is the chance for a welcome respite from the pains of the...

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What Detroit Needs

Posted November 25, 2008 | 12:33:24 (EST)

I do not like corporate bailouts. I realize that some may be necessary, but for government to clean up after the private sector, when for years the private sector has been trying to convince us that they can run things so much better than the government, is tremendously infuriating. That...

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Reality Has a Liberal Bias

Posted November 18, 2008 | 12:29:08 (EST)

A core belief can be created within a mass audience through the use of pure repetition. If, as a perceived authority, one was to repeat a point incessantly it would only be a matter of time before people began to believe it. Whether it's a preacher, politician, or pundit, repetition...

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A Dream Fulfilled

Posted November 6, 2008 | 16:40:50 (EST)

After many weeks of wait and worry I positioned myself in front of the television, antacids in hand, for one last night of extreme anxiety. The night unfolded much in the way that many polls said they would, but even though I had studied those polls for months, I began...

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Would Ms. Sarah Palin Please Shut the Hell Up?

Posted October 27, 2008 | 13:08:16 (EST)

First of all, let's clear this up right now. Go look at your passport; under nationality does it say "United States of America?" Then congratulations, you're a real American and part of real America. I know this concept seems too simple, especially if a vice-presidential candidate is so confused by...

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Don't Vote, You've Got Better Things To Do

Posted October 23, 2008 | 17:11:50 (EST)

Don't bother going to vote on November 4th, because lets face it, you have better things to do.

I mean it's not like this is an important election, one that is going to potentially decide the path the United States end up walking for the next generation or longer. It's...

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Conservative Fanaticism

Posted October 21, 2008 | 16:13:22 (EST)

It's one thing to hate someone's ideas; it's a completely different thing to hate the person. Inside of the conservative movement something dangerous has been growing, something that threatens not only the nation, but the idea of a free and fair democracy: conservative fanaticism. This incredible hazardous movement is...

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