Between .. responsibility and insolence

Exactly 21 years ago, the treasurer of the political class has announced a tax on gasoline to finance the series of wages and salaries supposed to have been associated with salary correction that day. The so-called “can” tax was sufficient to finance the promised series and to provide the treasury income needed that day. The tax was approved and became inherent with gasoline, even for years it was more expensive than...

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Crying for “Assafir”… or our for reality?

It is a normal incident if a newspaper in Lebanon closes, but a catastrophic event on the cultural, political, and national level. So, what would the case be like if it was about “Assafir” newspaper? It is not a company going bankrupt, with all due respect to the importance of every corporation, but for around fourty years, it has been related to the country’s identity, and has been “a voice for the...

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Direct dangers threatening reforms… and the era

Why are Lebanese political powers so eager on wasting both time and opportunities, at a time where severe crises need quick solutions? Many forces in the government agree that this government was made for elections. One of the politicians representing an “active” party says that “The government will not work for more than two months because elections will take place starting next February”. He reflects most of the active MP’s opinion,...

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Trump’s victory.. the American empire has fallen
Nov09

Trump’s victory.. the American empire has fallen

When tiresome starts to appear on an empire, its problems start to surface, and they hit the core of the system itself, to announce the end of an era, and the rise of another one, no matter the period of time between the one and the other. The US regress, the falling of the unipolar world, the economic and financial crisis of 2008, the internal budget crisis that caused 35000 employees not to be paid in time.. These are all brushes in...

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The economic challenges of the presidential time

The state is at the bottom, in the various national standards, political, economic, administrative and social. Approach, ambition and speech, closer to utopian idealism and reform. How can the “realistic” on the one hand and the wide margins on the other hand, to reach the state of disconnection between the discourse of political forces and their actions in government, and what became of the need for Lebanon to survive? The economic...

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