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Ben Carson Pledges To Advocate For Statehood For Puerto Rico

AP | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 01.09.2017 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson traveled to Puerto Rico on Sunday to support the U.S. territory becoming t...

John Oliver Has An Unforgettable New Version Of The '50 States' Song

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.03.2015 | Comedy

John Oliver has a new version of the "50 States Song," sung by adorable schoolchildren who want to know -- quite explicitly -- why Washington, D.C., ...

Opposed to HR 7? Support DC Statehood

Joan Shipps | Posted 03.31.2014 | DC
Joan Shipps

Until we have statehood in D.C., my basic reproductive rights will continue to be under threat -- with or without HR 7.

Texas Republican Wants To Give D.C. Back To Maryland

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.16.2013 | DC

Rep. Louie Gohmert, the outspoken and undauntable Texas conservative, has introduced another bill to return the District of Columbia to Maryland, the ...

Self-inflicted Wounds: New Alaska Laws Reject Statehood

John Aronno | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
John Aronno

The signing of these bills into law is the closest any state has come to seceding. One resolution went so far as to urge the federal government to "recede." We have officially adopted laws asserting autonomy and authority over the union of which we are a part, to which we pledge allegiance to.

Israel -- 65 Years Ago

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 06.15.2013 | Home
Amitai Etzioni

Sixty-five years ago it was far from obvious that Israel would survive; it was even far from obvious that a Jewish state would be created in the first place. In 1947, I attended a most remarkable meeting.

Senador Santorum? Come Again?

Death Race | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Senador Puertorriqueño has a lovely ring to it, and it's just the kind of moniker a presidential aspirant would love to tout if he's trying to pull off another upset in Sunday's primary. The only problem? Rick Santorum was my senator, and I've never heard of that.

Fear and Loathing in the Island that Doesn't Exist

Monica Gutierrez | Posted 03.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Monica Gutierrez

To solve the pressing emergency on the Island, Puerto Ricans will have to stand up, work hard, be united, combat ignorance, learn to love their land and respect it, come together as a people and sit -as equals- to negotiate.

There Are No Silver Bullets to Peace

The Morningside Post | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home
The Morningside Post

So long as the Israelis and Palestinians of this city remain guilty of indifference and fail to seek understanding beyond their walls, Hebron's future, like its past, will remain mired in constant struggle.

Abbas and a "Civil" Intifada in International Bodies

Raghida Dergham | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home
Raghida Dergham

The Palestinian President has always maintained that he opposes an armed third intifada, as this in his opinion would lead to the slaughter of the Palestinians. What he did in New York this week was almost a civil intifada.

Poll Shows U.S. Public Evenly Divided on Unilateral Palestinian State

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

The United States should support the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state. It is time for Obama to deliver on the promise he made in Cairo to use his authority not to defend the deadly status quo but to end it.

D.C. Residents Pushing To Rename Pennsylvania Avenue

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Activists for Washington, D.C., statehood are pushing the notion of symbolically renaming Pennsylvania Avenue -- the grand thoroughfare running past t...

Fighting for a culture of enlightenment in Palestine and beyond

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

Last week signaled the rolling launch of an effort to fundamentally reform the Palestinian education sector. This reform effort is taking place in the...

Why the Rush on the Puerto Rico Statehood Bill? Something Doesn't Add Up

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

A new bill is designed to craft an artificial majority for statehood where none exists now. Every time the people of Puerto Rico have been consulted on this issue through a plebiscite they've said no to Statehood.

Hyderabad, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, India: Crisis

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vamsee Juluri

Hyderabad is the sort of city that makes poets out of ordinary men. It has a history of being home to different sorts of people, accepting them with an easy charm that only Hyderabad knows.