8 clippings of news

This week in the news. We wrote a piece like this a few years ago. We’re going to try it out. This past year is an extraordinary year, not necessarily in a positive way. We’ve already discussed certain events. These past few weeks though have been charged with tension, emotions, and craziness. 1. Turkey’s Erdogan…

reactional thoughts to thoughts on the racial contract

“But Barnhill’s leniency is selective—as The Appeal’s Josie Duffy Rice notes, Barnhill attempted to prosecute Olivia Pearson, a black woman, for helping another black voter use an electronic voting machine. A crime does not occur when white men stalk and kill a black stranger. A crime does occur when black people vote.” This is the…

Trump and the Diplomacy Catastrophe

We originally wanted to discuss the Mueller investigation but that was months ago and we never sat down to write properly about it. So now another circus arrived and we’re interested to see how it plays out. Believe us when we say that no one hates Trump more than the intelligence community. It is interesting,…

A Kavanaugh of Authority?

Political tensions spread out from Europe to Asia passing by tribal mindsets and blood thirst for, at most, 10 different manners of waging war, authority is indeed a fickle concept. Whether it is arrogance or a blatant disrespect for authority, it is ruining the very principle of governance. Governments have corrupted regimes, the law is…

Crime Meets Dirty Politics. Something is Wrong With This.

     Democratic process or another ruse to create more chaos in the region? Saudi Arabia was front and center in this questioning last year when two incidents occurred simultaneously: the arrests of 250+ men and the “kidnapping” of Lebanon’s prime minister. This, followed by the arrest of women’s rights activists just before the right to…

War and peace according to the Saudi

The first week of November was tumultuous: the Paradise papers were unveiled by the same German journalists who unveiled the Panama papers; the Crown prince of Saudi Arabia ordered multiple arrests of Saudi royal figures and businessmen; Prime minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon announced his “resignation” hours after he arrived in Riyadh and hours before…