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.
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 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.
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.
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?”