Letters from America

An article series for Al-Modon newspaper in Beirut, Lebanon. Read the columns in Arabic here.


Electoral Politics in the Shadow of COVID-19

Electoral Politics in the Shadow of COVID-19

Just three days ago, COVID-19 was not a key election campaign issue, but now it’s at the very center of public concern and political debate, particularly since the Trump administration seems intent on handling the crisis as badly as possible.

Angry America

Angry America

America has unquestionably entered its darkest hour. A mad king presides over an angry populace, facts are up for debate, and the rule of law is in tatters.

The Gravity of Impeachment

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.

The People, United, Can Be Defeated

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.

The Lebanese Rise Up–And So May We All

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?”