Category Archives: Lebanese Government

So They’re Gonna Raise Some Taxes

They said people would take to the streets because parliamentary elections would be cancelled. “We are a democracy,” they said, “people won’t let that happen.” But people did let elections be cancelled, twice. They said people would not let the … Continue reading

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Better be an April Fools’ joke for a day…

This isn’t a rant, it’s just something that has to be said, once and for all. When Saudi Arabia decided to freeze its $3 billion in military assistance to Lebanon last February, you could criticize its motives for doing so … Continue reading

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Live from Beirut, from the beating heart of Beirut

I thought there would be no words to describe what happened in the streets of Beirut yesterday, but there are.

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