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The Anchor Wars

Their best anchors gone, now, their viewership bailing for Internet sources, US network news programs find themselves drifting.

Tara Taghizadeh
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We Meet Again, Mr... Bond?

Tara Taghizadeh
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What Keeps Me Burning

Tara Taghizadeh
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Iran: Dancing in the Spotlight

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Don't Shoot the Messenger

Taghizadeh defends Al Jazeera, the best source for news from and for the Arab world.

Tara Taghizadeh
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Another Royal Mess

A tale of a man who will probably never be king and his bride, who couldn't care less if she were made queen.

Tara Taghizadeh
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Iranian-American Like Me

Prudish by American standards, we are slightly wayward by Iranian ones; nationalistic according to Americans, we are politically aloof according to Iranian elders; culturally proud by Iranian measures, we are often considered snobbish by American interpretations.

Tara Taghizadeh
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Crouching Tiger: The Republicans' Duplicitous Position on Iran

Ayatollah Khomeini's regime had, in effect, manipulated the results of the 1980 US elections by ensuring Reagan's victory. Such on-again/off-again, under-the-table 'I'll scratch your back, you scratch mine' politics continue to this day.

Tara Taghizadeh
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The Politics of a Pill

It's time the morning after pill was taken out of the pharmacist's closet.

Tara Taghizadeh
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Presidential Showdown: "Southern Efficiency" vs. "Northern Charm"?

In the 2004 US Presidential Elections, voters are faced with two northerners, but one is posing as an adopted southerner that everyone seems to have forgotten was adopted. Yet the façade of the 'northerner' vs. the 'southerner' and all the implicated strengths and weaknesses of those identities prevails, and history gives 'em each a 50/50 chance of winning.

Tara Taghizadeh
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15 Minutes of Less-Than Perfect, or Romantic, Fame

Eerily mirroring the Internet's romance boom in the '90s, which saw the whopping rise of users flocking to matchmaking and personals websites, television has now cashed in on the demand-for-romance phenomenon by stepping in as matchmaker extraordinaire... with, more often than not, painful results.

Tara Taghizadeh
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Reign of Doom: Iran's Revolution Turns 25

25 years later, the Revolution in Iran still reverberates; sending shockwaves through the bones of the exiled.

Tara Taghizadeh
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The Kennedy Mystique, 40 Years Later

The popular notion of the 'Kennedy curse' has preoccupied America for some time.

Tara Taghizadeh
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Warning: You've Been Flash Mobbed!

The Dadaists were doing this in Zurich in 1916 . . .

Tara Taghizadeh
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Catch Them If You Can

Why would someone who obviously has enough talent to be hired by a venerable institution feel the need to ruin themselves, and more importantly, shame the institution with which they are affiliated?

Tara Taghizadeh
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Remembering the Rat Pack: When "Cool" Was King

Global Graffiti -- Remembering the Rat Pack: When 'Cool' Was King -- We're amid a full-force revival of that 'make me a Martini and put on a Sinatra record' era of the Rat Pack years.

Tara Taghizadeh
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Washington Watch: Greetings from the City of Power

My attempts to take pictures of the barricaded street in front of the State Department are immediately stopped when a guard curtly informed me that photos are forbidden.

Tara Taghizadeh
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You're So Bleedin' Bourgeois!

No other conversation garners as much chit chat and enjoyment amongst not only the French, but most Europeans, as the plight of the frowned-upon bourgeoisie.

Tara Taghizadeh
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San Francisco Daze

The myths of the Summer of Love, Haight-Ashbury, and the cafes and bars of North Beach where the Beats proved that anyone incapable of rhyming poetry was cool, continuously lure thousands who cling to the nostalgia the city offers so readily.

Tara Taghizadeh
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Admit You're Happy, Dammit

Receiving several queries from members who felt that they had been discriminated at their workplace for being 'too happy' (one can only imagine what happy feats incurred the wrath of their employers), Johnson also contacted the ACLU in efforts to curb happiness discrimination.

Tara Taghizadeh

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