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Pierre Tristam

Pierre Tristam

Pierre Tristam is a journalist, writer, editor and lecturer. He is currently the editor and publisher of FlaglerLive.com, a non-profit news site in Florida. A native of Beirut, Lebanon, who became an American citizen in 1986, Pierre is one of the United States' only Arab Americans with a regular current affairs column in a mainstream, metropolitan newspaper.


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Florida GOP Is Using 'Parental Rights' to End Public Education as We Know It

It’s about ending public schools as we know them, as the single-most powerful engine of pluralism and unity in America.

Pierre Tristam ·


Feeling Like a Maskless Sitting Duck in Florida

The persistent opposition to masks and vaccines is "as if the population of London would argue with Churchill against taking shelter in the underground during Nazi air raids because it interfered with tea time. It's that incomprehensible."

Pierre Tristam ·


A Few Thoughts on the GOP's Critical Rage Theory

Running out of conspiracy theories to match their IQAnon, Republican politicians have discovered critical race theory as the next worst thing to endanger American civilization.

Pierre Tristam ·


No, Open Sedition Is Not a First Amendment Right

The right to protest is not in dispute. If that's all the mob had done, its rights would certainly be defensible and protected.

Pierre Tristam ·


I Endorse Jacinda Ardern

'Nine-tenths of Trumpism is a viral load we’re not about to be rid of no matter what happens on Nov. 3. '

Pierre Tristam ·


Make Masks Mandatory in All Public Spaces

Enough denialism. Enough childishness. People are dying and state government is criminally indifferent. It’s up to our local governments to act.

Pierre Tristam ·


Food Drops Are Not Enough. Expand Food Stamps Programs Now.

As heartening and important as these food drops are, they’re a supplement, not a replacement for what government can and must do.

Pierre Tristam ·


How Many Deaths Can We Live With?

A prolonged economic crisis on the scale of a great depression will tally up its own body count, and may damage the country’s fabric in ways we cannot imagine. 

Pierre Tristam ·

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