The Senate. The Kurds. The Arts

Save the Kurds!


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria drew quick criticism Monday from some of his closest allies in Congress as well as Kurdish fighters who would essentially be abandoned to face a likely Turkish assault after fighting alongside American forces against the Islamic State.

The announcement threw the military situation in Syria into fresh chaos and injected deeper uncertainty into U.S. relations with European allies. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham called it “a disaster,” while Syria’s Kurds accused the U.S. of turning its back on allies and risking gains made in the yearslong fight against ISIS.

Trump defended the move in a series of tweets, acknowledging that “the Kurds fought with us,” but adding that they “were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so.”

Rosamond Press

I began filling out a form to get a grant to preserve the Rosamond Brand. Now that my niece, Shannon Rosamond, and I, are exchanging ideas, we can apply for a grant from the Buck Foundation. Perhaps a Trust can be formed to study Vicki’s condition, that remains undiagnosed.

How ironic my portrait of Christine and myself, is. I left the faces blank and dedicated that space to my anonymous brother and sister’s in AA. I took Vicki to an AA meeting in 1989, and she never had another drink. I did not know that Vicki was fading away, and was not able to recognize those who love her.

John Presco

Arts and Culture: $1,256,646

Example: Support for Bread & Roses for audience development and live music performances for isolated and institutionalized residents.


The Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato is one of the…

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