There are four stories to be told in Tahrir: tear gas suffocation and death; extreme police brutality; incredible acts of sacrifice, and the foundation of a new social contract.
As during the Mubarak era, the administration appears to believe that U.S. interests, including Egypt's peace accord with Israel, are more important than the lives of the Egyptian people.
Distressing signals from Egypt indicate it has veered off course from the freedom and democracy goals of Tahrir Square.
When it comes to bigotry, hate and prejudice, it is difficult to undo quickly what generations of propaganda has instilled. When it comes to anger over socioeconomic trouble, nothing is better than a scapegoat.
It is very important that Egypt should succeed: not only for the 85 million Egyptians (expected to be 100 million by 2025), but also for the entire Arab world (currently at 350 million, expected to reach 590 million by 2050).
Questions from all interested stakeholders persist, the foremost among them: Who will stand as the voice for the Egyptian revolution?
Three young Egyptian women spoke movingly this morning about their part in Egypt's revolution. Americans should listen to their voices to understand what's at stake across Northern Africa.
Revolution or no revolution, Egypt has a long way to go before freedom of expression, religious tolerance, and human rights gain widespread acceptance.
It's time for real change to start to take shape in Egypt. Watch this video where I explain how that can happen, and what steps need to be taken: ...
Egyptians value and utilize their cultural history as an economic asset and not merely an intangible cultural one.
The citizens of Tunisia and Egypt now face the hard work of nation-building. It is in the West's interest to help make these two stories end well. Otherwise, the longest war will be with us for generations to come.
Nawal El Saadawi has been agitating for change in her home country for more than 50 years I caught up with her as she was heading out into the streets of Cairo -- right before President Mubarak stepped down.
Energy independence from Middle East oil would dramatically change the balance of power. Once petrodollar revenue declined, financial support for terrorist organizations would wither.
Arianna appeared on ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" on Sunday, as part of a roundtable discussion on the protests in Egypt with George Will...
Proof there's hope. Nick Kristof walked the streets of Cairo for days, and writes of the needed paradigm shift in the attitudes of Americans regarding the Middle East.
The ouster of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak may be good news for the country's 80-million populace, but is it good news for the U.S. stock market?