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by James Zogby in Washington Watch
Lebanon's problem are so deep that they will not be solved by mass protests. The sectarian system is too entrenched and despite Lebanon's vibrant political culture and relative freedoms, there is a marked absence of non-sectarian national political institutions that can be vehicles for needed change. Read more
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The longtime saga of Pamela Geller and her organization, The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), to challenge the boundaries of First Amendment rights continues. On August 12th, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied AFDI the right to post advertisements on Seattle buses that falsely claimed an exaggerated FBI...
The Lebanese are a historically resilient people. Their country has been host to invasion, civil war, and protest after protest. Walk the streets of Beirut and you'll see war-scarred buildings serving as a reminder of past strife, and the new steel and glass towers a hint towards the city's future....
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