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Ouyar Hassan Invited to the Polls… Again

Since the 19th century, caricature has been used to highlight in a humorous mode the key features of famous persons or even a whole nation. In the latter case some well-known examples include Uncle Sam with his top-hat and carefully trimmed Van Dyke representing the United States.

When the Lebanese Dared to Dream!

February 11 is a special day. On that day in 1990, Mandela was released from prison to become the President of South Africa four years later. On that day in 2011, the January Revolution overthrew Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

What's Powering the US Economy?

The US economy’s steady growth — the longest stretch since World War II without a recession — is something of a mystery. Last summer, the yield curve inverted, which traditionally is the most reliable signal of an impending downturn.