The Gravity of Impeachment

The true audience for this trial is not the 100 Senators confined to their chamber, but rather, the nation as a whole, we, the people, who are collectively consuming news in an old-fashioned long-form, no-spin format without commercial interruption.

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The People, United, Can Be Defeated

Although Bashar Al-Assad can no longer call the shots in Lebanon, developments and dynamics taking place on the scorched landscape of the fragmented Syrian state, particularly Turkish, Russian, and Iranian interventions, will impact the outcome of Lebanon’s revolution. Much depends on how Hezbollah decides to play its cards in this tense setting.

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The Lebanese Rise Up–And So May We All

Watching the joyful demonstrations on the streets of Beirut, my first thought was “What took them so long?”, but my second thought was “When are we going to take to the streets here in the United States to protest metastasizing corruption and greed?”

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About Laurie King

Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Anthropology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; writer, editor, co-founder of Electronic Intifada, Electronic Iraq, and Electronic Lebanon. [Full bio]

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