If I remember correctly, didn't President Bush, the father, at one point make an appeal to the American people on television?
U.S. President Barack Obama's choices may be limited but his misreading of Islamist intentions could accelerate the religious extremism that is rapidly fading the Arab Spring's bloom
I'm disappointed to be still waiting for American media to fully recall the place in our own country of self-immolation as citizen protest.
Egypt is a society where female honor is held high, and this is why rape incidents go unreported. Those who thought that the military police played a positive role in unseating Mubarak may have cause to re-evaluate their position.
Democracy requires the unrestrained exchange of thoughts and experiences, but in a closed society like Egypt's, opportunities for open communication by ordinary citizens have been virtually non-existent -- which is where Egypt Votes comes in.
Until the U.S. backs up its words with actions, it will appear to Egyptians that it is choosing short-term security with the Supreme Council of armed Forces (SCAF) over long term support for human rights, civil society, and a just society.
What Egyptian women are showing us today is truly revolutionary because they are refusing to be sidelined in determining the future of their country. They were and are a part of Egypt's revolution.
Tahrir Square, epicenter of the earthquake that ousted Egypt's western-backed dictator, Hosni Mubarak, is quiet -- for the moment.
There is no doubt that we should be engaging the Muslim Brotherhood. That Kerry is doing it indicates that the White House is serious about ensuring and continuing a productive relationship with Egypt. That can only be a good thing.
For an activist like me the sensation of walking across the 6 October Bridge and into Tahrir Square at the height of last month's 'second revolution' was equivalent to how an Elvis fan must feel arriving at Gracelands for the first time.
The breakneck pace of developments in Egypt over the last few weeks would leave anyone reeling and confused about what Egyptians want.
There's the tried-and-true means of stifling the press: whack the reporters. Jail them. Beat them. And what better opportunity than during protests that demanded the ultimate taboo -- that the generals should immediately transfer authority to a civilian government?
Movements are also discovering the connection between health and activism in another way, through medical workers joining the front lines to deploy their skills and their conviction.
Freedom and democracy shall not return to Egypt while the military that controlled the country for six decades has anything to do with it.