Wilson Dizard is a freelance journalist based in Washington, DC.
Sometime in the not-too-distant future, the date July 4 may become obsolete, marking a rebirth of a country alongside a new constitution and a new system of governance.
American civil society, undermined deliberately or unwittingly by both parties for short-term political gain or ideological satisfaction, is weaker than at any time since 1860.
The price of life is denominated in different currencies in the US, and some of them have rapidly decreased, while others have risen sharply.
The country is headed for a period when desperation, paranoia, and racism, allied with a climate of fear and uncertainty, could start a chain reaction that leads to not just economic collapse, but a violent and indefinite period of social collapse.
The virus is changing the US as Trump's antagonistic relationship with state governors compromises the nation's fight against the pandemic.
Human civilisation will need to invent a new understanding of what it means to be human.
Only two were given a chance to speak on the topic during the latest debate and neither answer proposed a workable solution.
The "Deal of the Century" puts Palestinians in an impossible position. Israel will hold them all collectively responsible for rejecting the deal, even though they have no state that can represent them in negotiations.
In hybrid warfare, non-military means are used to obscure the meanings of war and peace so that doubts could be sown in the minds of target populations.
It may seem that the US president is finally addressing Turkey's security concerns but there is still no predicting what might come next.
The dissident journalist warned Saudi Arabia that its war on Yemen would have deadly consequences for the kingdom. A year after his killing, his prediction has come true.
A potential Bernie Sanders presidency could do wonders for race relations in the US and for its role in mediating conflicts globally.
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