The Legislature must act swiftly in the impending confrontation between the people and the president, by investigating the merits of grievances against the president, or intervening to diffuse the looming political standoff.
EDITORIAL: Liberia Deserves a Better Brand of National Leaders than the Council of Patriots
Liberia may deserve better than President Weahâ€™s Coalition for Democratic Change. But it also certainly deserves better than Henry Costa and his backers within the Council of Patriots.
EDITORIAL: Secrecy and Opaqueness is Killing the Liberian Legislature
Secret resolutions, subterranean activities, and other forms of limited transparency by the legislature do not foster public trust. Instead, they breed cynicism and discontent among the population who, whether rightly or wrongly, assume that legislatorsâ€™ decisions are always motivated by “brown envelopes.”
EDITORIAL: Sen. Dillon Needs to Make a More Thorough and Honest Declaration of His Assets
The newly elected Sen. Darius Dillon brought about a breath of fresh air to Liberian politics when he announced at his induction ceremony that he was declaring his assets and that the declaration would be made public a few days later.
EDITORIAL: Pres. Weah Says Liberia is not Sudan, But Heâ€™s Moving Us in That Direction
â€œThis is not Sudan, where one man ruled for 30 years and now the military is in control. This is not Venezuela, where citizens are denied their rights, where the legislature is unable to play its role, and humanitarian aid is blocked from reaching people in desperate need,â€ he told the Liberian people.
EDITORIAL: If Pres. Weah Acts to Save the State, Thereâ€™ll Be No Need for Protests
On Unification Day, President George Weah summoned the organizers of the June 7 protest for a dialogue where he had hoped they would provide their demands to him, ostensibly, to ensure that the government could meet some of the demands in time to avoid the protest.
EDITORIAL: President Weah Doesnâ€™t Need a Meeting to Hear From the Opposition
The president does not need to convene a meeting with opposition leaders to hear their critiques.
EDITORIAL: Liberians Need to Start Suing Their Government
Liberians now have no option but to rely on the judiciary branch to ensure that President George Weah’s administration is held accountable.