Tag: politics

The Ever Dependable Bully on Embassy Row; Venezuela and Iraq Are No Longer Worlds Apart. May 26/19 by B Nimri Aziz

The Ever Dependable Bully on Embassy Row; Venezuela and Iraq Are No Longer Worlds Apart. May 26/19 by B Nimri Aziz Embassy raided; citizens starved by sanctions; coveted oil resources targeted--again. The United States is still punishing Iran for the 1979 takeover of its ‘sacred’ premises, its embassy in Tehran. By contrast, when American authorities ...

I Really Can’t Cast Your Ballot for You, Ma’am by BN Aziz

“The fight of my life…”; ”Republicans take a sledgehammer to Medicare…”; “Triple your impact to STOP…”; “Lowering our chance…”; “What’s at stake? Everything…”; “Last chance…”; “Numbers don't lie…”; “They’re scared we’ll win...”, warns yet another slogan, and on and on. As if to say: “We (the Democratic Party) are scared, and we want you to ...

Dearborn’s Civil Society Has Storm Clouds

Panic, fear, anxiety - relief? The reactions from everyday persons in Dearborn to the last few weeks are rumblings from the storm clouds above American civil society. Our little slice of solace is turning into the focal point for this nation's troubles. Two years ago, a third of Dearborn residents voted for Donald Trump. The ...

Gamal Abdel Nasser: A Dream That Couldn’t Come True by Ambassador Dr. Ali Ajami

Only 52 years between his birth and death. And despite this short life, Gamal Abdel Nasser’s achievements were more, by far, to be counted. The officer that emerged from a poor family, managed to rise high in the political life, not only in his home country, Egypt but also in the Arab world, as well ...

​“Swing Status, Be Gone” by Barbara Nimri Aziz

​ During the last nationwide election, the one before that, and the preceding one as well, I was led to believe my vote really doesn't count. Why? Because I don't live in what our political parties define as a “swing state”, or a swing district, or a swing county. Our media focuses on races and ...

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” Beirut, I Love You ” booktrailer for Zena el Khalil

Beirut I Love You is Zena el Khalil’s rollicking yet tender memoir about living in a city that thrives on contrasts and contradictions. This is the story of Zena, a young woman who has fallen under the spell of a city that threatens to engulf her in war, grief and love affairs. In the streets armed militias ...

Is Dearborn A City or A Settlement?

What makes a city a city and not a settlement?! A bunch of people living in houses in a large place makes a settlement. In order for a settlement to become a city, things need to happen. A city is where humans build a network of services, activities, and relationships, paint it with culture, literature, ...