As Iranian-Americans, we and our community leaders should have the self-confidence to speak out against all forms of injustice perpetrated against the Iranian people, especially when lives are at stake. That is a unifying cause worthy all of us.
One out of every 7 dollars spent in the U.S. is spent containing violence. Is this really how we want to measure America's success, how we want to develop as a society, and how we want to leave the world for our children and our children's children?
Forget that the ACLU called it "an historic threat to American citizens"; this bill is so dangerous that it was criticized by the directors of the FBI, the CIA, the National Intelligence Director and the U.S. Defense Secretary!
On September 11, 2001, there was celebration in the many parts of the world from which the financing came. It was a job well done. Now it's time for the Congress to do its job well and put the terrorist enablers back on the hot seat.
I spoke with Fitz to explore the current context in the Beltway. We discussed the congressional politics on immigration in 2007 and 2010 and the significance of Latino voting patterns for the prospects of immigration reform.
It's heartening to know that the U.S. is moving closer to dramatically reducing their nuclear arsenal, but it's important to note just how vast the U.S. is, especially when considering ambitions of other countries like Iran and North Korea.