American Journey


Californians could push Hillary out of race Sunday, June 5th, 2016

By Purushottam Dhakal, LOS ANGELES: As the date for presidential election is approaching, the political climate of one of the superpowers of the world is heating up. An analysis by a political pundit, Douglas E. Schoen, has not only compelled the American voters, but also democratic presidential..

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Dr. Karki appointed Maryland Governor’s Commission Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

BALTIMORE: Dr. Shyam Karki, a senior Nepali American medical practitioner in east coast, has been appointed to the Governor's Commission on South Asian Affairs in Maryland for his lifetime service to the South Asian American Community. His appointment to this post comes as recognition of Nepali..

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The Himalayan Voice to voice Nepali American Concerns in US Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

LOS ANGELES: The Himalayan Voice, the first English language newspaper published by Nepali community in the United States was launched amid a function in Los Angeles on Friday. Unveiling the first edition, chief guest, Mayor of city of Artesia Victor Manalo admired the effort of the publication and..

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“Give us your ideas, I will give you prosper Nepal,” Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Purushottam Dhakal, Los Angeles: Visiting Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashank Koirala appealed Nepali Americans faithful to his party to not follow leaders blindly but contribute to the democratic and prosperous journey of motherland through ideas they learned in the US. Koirala reiterated..

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War Is A Lie: What Your Taxes Buy Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Remarks prepared for April 14 eventin Bellingham, Wash. I believe that people in the United States often tend to have a particular hatred for taxes for three reasons above all others, but that many are not entirely clear in their thinking about these reasons. They are: 1) Unlike in many other..

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Guinness Book of Warmongering Sunday, April 24th, 2016

My son left a 2015 Guinness Book of World Records lying around. It's largely a mix of athletic feats, extravagant spending, freakish body conditions and diseases, and people who do dumb stuff in order to get into the book. It also features two sections focused on mass-murder. One celebrates the..

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What’s the Truth Hidden by the “Super Predators” Lie? Friday, April 22nd, 2016

The desire to punish for the joy of punishing, for revenge, or for racist or sadistic domination has always had certain difficulties hiding behind the pretense of punishing for protection from danger. Creating fear of (young, black, male) "super predators" was a propaganda tactic for politicians..

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GC becomes “Super Lawyer” second year in row Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Purushottam Dhakal, Los Angles, USA: Khagendra GC, a prominent Nepali law practitioner based in New York, USA, has been decorated with the title “Super lawyer” for second year in row. Mr. GC is a celebrated lawyer known for his significant contribution in lobbying with Nepali government in an..

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Obama’s Seven Slaughters: It’s a Disease, Not a Doctrine Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Former Israeli prison guard Jeffrey Goldberg's "The Obama Doctrine" in The Atlantic presents President Barack Obama's view of his own foreign policy (with input from a few of his close subordinates). Obama views himself as a radical leader in military restraint, in brave resistance to war mongers,..

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Secession, Trump, and the Avoidability of Civil War Friday, March 18th, 2016

The Governor of California has joked about building a wall all the way around his state if Donald Trump becomes president of the other 49. Secession would not be a joke had it not been given an undeserved bad name. It would not have that bad name but for our universal acceptance of imperialism and..

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The Killer Drone Lovers Have Their Movie Thursday, March 10th, 2016

If the recent spate of anti-drone movies and plays was making you feel warm thoughts about U.S. culture, you'll want to avoid seeing "Eye in the Sky," starring Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, and Aaron Paul. This is what "Zero Dark Thirty" was for torture lies. This is what "The Interview" was for..

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How Would Knowing the Truth Change U.S. Policy on ISIS? Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Scholars have documented the consistent pattern. What makes a country far more likely to be invaded, attacked, "intervened in," or in other words, bombed, is not its lack of democracy or its government's crimes and abuses, or the crimes and abuses of some non-governmental group, but its possession..

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How a Hillary or Bernie Government Would Relate to the World Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

By world standards, a U.S. government led by President Bernie Sanders would be exceptionally militarized and very much an outlier in terms of its disregard for the standards of international law and its lack of respect for the sovereignty of other nations. By comparison to a U.S. government led by..

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A Nation Too Stupid to Benefit From its Immigrants? Monday, February 29th, 2016

The millions of people in the United States who are denied equal rights because they are immigrants have vast stockpiles of wisdom and rich culture to share; they engage in more strategic and courageous activism than do non-immigrants; and without any doubt they would vote better than do the..

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More U.S. troops killed by Halliburton than by Iraqis Thursday, February 25th, 2016

The U.S. government, from Dick Cheney to Hillary Clinton, told blatant lies about the Iraqi government creating chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons in 2002, despite having been informed of the fact that Iraq was doing no such thing. U.S. leaders lied about ties between Iraq and terrorists..

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Why the Deafening Silence on Cutting the Military Budget? Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Bernie Sanders’ common sense proposals for dealing with universal health care, college tuition, restoring the infrastructure, confronting poverty and more have encountered predictable scorn from “fiscally responsible” corporatists. They all scream about the “deficit spending” and tax..

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Hillary Clinton & the Dogs of War Saturday, February 20th, 2016

A poll taken in Iowa before the presidential caucus found that 70% of Democrats surveyed trusted Hillary Clinton on foreign policy more than Bernie Sanders. But her record as Secretary of State was very different from that of her successor, John Kerry, who has overseen groundbreaking diplomatic..

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