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Ahmadinejad Attacks Obama, Says Where Is The "Change"?

AP | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EDITOR'S NOTE: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from reporting on the streets and ordered them to stay...

Obama Scoffs At Ahmadinejad's Demand For Apology

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's criticism of Iran escalated Friday into an unusually personal war of words. To Iranian President Mahmoud A...

White House Hits Back At Ahmadinejad

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The White House has accused Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of seeking to blame the US for unrest following Iran's disputed election....

People Who Suck at Math (Ahem, Iran Election Riggers)

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Disgrasian

Two Ph.D. candidates performed a mathematical experiment, looking at "digit frequencies" in the vote counts to come up with a statistical probability that the election was fair. The probability came out to .005.

The Many Crises of Iranian Youth

Navtej Dhillon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navtej Dhillon

The dissension in Iran's polity emanates from a growing gap between the promises and the dim reality facing its young citizens. The current political turmoil marks the breakdown of an intergenerational bargain.

Ahmadinejad Lashes Out At Obama, Comparing Him To Bush

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EDITOR'S NOTE: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from reporting on the streets and ordered them to stay...

Struggle in Iran's Streets Beyond Elections

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Real News

Iranian trade unionist, Mehdi Kouhestaninejad: "Iranian workers, the same as other Iranians, fought for... fundamental rights that we don't have in Iran at this moment."

Power and Protest, in Iran and at Home

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jesse Larner

American conservatives who believe that any resistance to tyranny somehow must carry an American trademark would do well to remind themselves that theocracy is incompatible with liberal democracy.

Iran Elections: Quit Turning Your Twitter Avatars Green and Do Something

Kase Wickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kase Wickman

One click is too easy. One click is not one life saved, one dollar donated, not one ounce of difference made. One click is nothing at all.

Iran: It's Not About You, People

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We all need to look in the mirror and remind ourselves: This isn't about you.

CNN's Navarrette Gets Iran Wrong

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sanjeev Bery

While tempting, the calls to get tougher with the Iranian government fail to consider the legacy of 25 years of U.S. intervention against Iranian democracy.

Ahmadinejad Breaks His Silence: Doesn't Want To Be The "Guy Who Got His Ass Kicked By Twitter" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

HuffPost Comedy favorite Andy Cobb is back, and this time he's taking on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Thankfully, not about his sex life, but about his cruel ...

Richard Lugar: US Should Sit Down With Iranian Government Regardless Of Post-Election Turmoil (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO*** WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Republican senator says the United States should still sit down with Iran, despite postelection t...

A Way Out Of The Iranian Stalemate

J. Bradley Jansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J. Bradley Jansen

By declaring a new run-off between Ahmadinejad and Mousavi, Khamenei could uphold the law and will of the council while simultaneously assuaging the protesters.

GOP Uses Iran Resolution to Slam Obama, Undermine Iranian People

Adam Blickstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Blickstein

While they display the veneer of being on the side of the Iranian people, in the end Cantor, Pence and Rohrabacher confirmed themselves as the leading speechwriters for Iran's oppressive regime.

A Day Nigerians And Iranians Would Never Forget

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bekeh Utietiang

On June 12, Nigerian hopes were lost when the 1993 election was annulled. Sixteen Junes later, Iranians face a similar plight.

Blog Posts From Iran's Metal and Hip Hop Artists: Is Music the Weapon of the Future in Iran?

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Levine

While music has yet to play a public role in the protests similar to the role of artists in the Beirut Spring of 2006, they are working behind the scenes.

Iran Uprising: Experts Weigh In On What's Happened And What It Means

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stuart Whatley

With each new day of demonstrations comes an erosion of the Supreme Leader's power and moreover, an erosion of the system's legitimacy, which is partly based on the Supreme Leader's infallibility.

Void the Elections or Risk Violence

Shirin Ebadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Ebadi

Security forces have killed an estimated four students, many others have been injured. According to the students themselves, 300 of their brethren have been arrested in these past few days.

How the Iranian Election Was Stolen

Jeremy J. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy J. Stone

After May polls showed that Ahmadinejad would lose the election, Ayatollah Yazdi gave the Interior Ministry employees a Fatwa authorizing the changing of votes.

Be an Ex-President Without Being President First!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

There's the Star Trek solution of changing the time-space continuum, but I'm hesitant to recommend that because of the damage it might do to the Obamas' new White House vegetable garden.

Is Revolution Brewing in Iran?

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

The supreme leader of Iran has two clear choices: Save the fragile legitimacy of the Islamic Republic by calling for new elections, or move toward a system that increasingly looks like a dictatorship.

Ahmadinejad In Russia Blasts US, Declares An End To The "Age Of Empires"

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AFP) - Iran's under-fire President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tuesday sat side-by-side with world leaders at a summit in Russia, defia...

Iran's Competing Rallies Use Widely Different Tactics

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN -- With cellphone connections disrupted and SMS services shut off by the government, Mousavi demonstrators at the historic rallies in the capit...

Revolution? No. Regime Change? Maybe

Olivia Sterns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Olivia Sterns

It's difficult to draw any conclusions from the rapidly unfolding election crisis in Tehran. Not even the regime has any idea what is going to happen, but perhaps that's the most important point.