America Is a Nation in Darkness

Jul 13, 2020

As America’s 2020 Independence Day fades from memory, many things are clearer. Americans love to go to beaches and bars as their petri dishes of choice, masks are a better idea than they were before Independence Day, there will never be a national pandemic response as long as Trump is president,...

The Mount of Autocrats
Jul 10, 2020

The Mount of Autocrats

A New Hysteria Around History in the US
Jul 09, 2020

A New Hysteria Around History in the US

The City on the Hill Has Lost Its Shine and Its Bounce
Jul 08, 2020

The City on the Hill Has Lost Its Shine and Its Bounce

Why Has Islamophobia Risen in America?

Why Has Islamophobia Risen in America?

Jul 08, 2020

Islamophobia in the US has increased ever since the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Discrimination and hate crimes against American Muslims skyrocketed immediately after the deadliest assault on US soil took place. Despite sporadic efforts by former President Barack Obama to bridge the religious and racial...

Trump’s Ambiguous Battle Against Middle East Turmoil

Trump’s Ambiguous Battle Against Middle East Turmoil

Jul 03, 2020

On June 24, Al Jazeera’s reporter at the White House attempted to determine President Donald Trump’s position on the Israeli plan to begin illegally annexing occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had promised to begin operations on July...

Trump Is Playing Peekaboo With the Pandemic

Trump Is Playing Peekaboo With the Pandemic

Jul 03, 2020

If the United States had quick-thinking and efficient leadership, the pandemic would have infected about 100,000 people and killed only a couple thousand. That’s the experience of South Korea, times seven to account for the difference in population. If the United States had overwhelmed but...

What’s Annexed on Netanyahu’s July Agenda?

What’s Annexed on Netanyahu’s July Agenda?

Jul 02, 2020

Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst, dispenses with illusions in his reading of the likely historical consequences of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s move to annex up to 30% of the occupied West Bank. Israel is expected to unilaterally proceed with the announced...

Trump, Biden and the Bear

Trump, Biden and the Bear

Jul 02, 2020

As the joke goes, when confronted by a grizzly, you don’t have to outrun the bear — you just need to outrun your camping partner. With the bear symbolizing every form of headwind that both candidates in the 2020 US election face — from COVID-19, ongoing protests and the US economy to a...

Who’s the Dealer and What’s the Deal?

Who’s the Dealer and What’s the Deal?

Jul 01, 2020

The verdict is in. Contrary to what some have maintained, what COVID-19 has provoked is not just another recession in the eternally recurring cycles of capitalism. Not even a Great Recession, like the one the world began wading through 12 years ago. This time, it is clearly our second Great...

America’s Problem With Racism Has Become Clearer

America’s Problem With Racism Has Become Clearer

Jun 30, 2020

Frankly, with all the bad actors in blue uniforms on the public stage in America at the moment, this old white guy would think twice about calling the police. Which warrior would show up, and how prepared would that warrior really be to address the problem I am having with my...

A Letter From an Arab to Americans

A Letter From an Arab to Americans

Jun 29, 2020

Dear Americans, Allow me to welcome you in your steady evolution into our world. According to your leaders, Democrats and Republicans, you are either “lowlifes” or “deplorables.” There is bipartisan agreement on this. That’s a very good start.  Where I come from, the Arab...

When History in the US Finally Becomes Something to Think About

When History in the US Finally Becomes Something to Think About

Jun 26, 2020

With their focus on the present and occasionally on the future (for the visionaries and innovators), Americans have never been enamored of history as a subject of study. They have preferred simply to ingest the simplistic myths transcribed in textbooks produced in Texas that offer them that...

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Faces Its Most Consequential Decision in Decades

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Faces Its Most Consequential Decision in Decades

Jun 25, 2020

Uncertainty hangs over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pending decision on whether to annex as much a 30% of the West Bank, including the possibility of all existing Israeli settlements there and the entire Jordan Valley. Should he proceed, the proposal will go before the Israeli...

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