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Religious Actors Can Be Democratizers

Monica Duffy Toft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Monica Duffy Toft

With news of Mubarak stepping down, the Muslim Brotherhood will be a force for democratic change for two reasons. The first regards the MB itself and the second is the role of religious actors in politics.

Hope in the Era of Obama: A Lesson From Egypt

Zachary Stockill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zachary Stockill

This past Thursday afternoon, as the television screen boasted stunning images of a people claiming -- nay, seizing -- agency in their political desti...

Professor Lawrence Davidson Discusses Egypt, the U.S., and Israel

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Lawrence Davidson says, "Keep your eye on the language: When South Africa assigned rights according to race they called it apartheid. When Israel ass...

Obama, Who Refused to Lead, Is the Big Loser on Egypt

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Here we are. The greatest democracy on earth is led by a man whose rhetoric and actions on freedom are in conflict. Fortunately, it appears as though Egypt's people have found freedom without the backing of President Obama.

Ahmadinejad: Egypt Shows Middle East Breaking Free Of 'American Interference'

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's president declared Friday that Egypt's uprising shows a new Middle East is emerging that will doom Israel and break free o...

Welcome Back Egypt

Sami Moubayed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sami Moubayed

Something is changing fast in the Arab world, faster perhaps than what aged and ailing despots like Mubarak could digest. Those who toppled their regimes were all young men and women.

Switzerland Freezes Mubarak's Assets

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ZURICH, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Switzerland has frozen assets that may belong to Hosni Mubarak, who stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday after 30 ...

What's Next in Egypt: 'Mubarakism Without Mubarak'?

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

The Mubarak regime has relied on U.S. assistance to deny the Egyptian people basic freedoms again and again. If the U.S. government continues the status quo, it will be endorsing the same despotism that has brought us to this point of crisis.

Egyptians Unseat the Pharaoh

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

There have been many sacrifices, human, economic and social. But from this ordeal, Egypt was delivered, reborn and will hopefully emerge as a healthy nation with an awakened spirit.

Mubarak Steps Down: Tahrir Square, Egypt Erupts In Cheers (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down after a reign of 30 years, finally heeding to calls from protesters the last 18 days. His new home w...

Congress Urges State Department to Investigate Internet Spying Company Doing Business with Egypt

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Since I broke the story here that a U.S. company has been selling Internet spying software to Egypt, members of Congress, other government officials and Americans have become increasingly alarmed. Now some are calling for investigations.

The Oil Question From Egypt: What Happens Now in Saudi Arabia?

Daniel Dicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Dicker

As much as we yearn personally for democracy in places like Saudi Arabia, a major political disruption there would add a fast and significant premium to an oil price quickly racing out of control.

The Domino Theory, Egypt's Military and the Mighty Dollar

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

The citizens of the Middle East and elsewhere should be careful what they wish for. Democracy sometimes delivers regimes that are distasteful, because they are the will of the majority of the people.

Photos: See Mubarak's New Home, Sharm El-Sheikh

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, is reportedly Mubarak's new home. Aside from having a website straight out of 1995, and being the new home for President Hos...

Plans For Egypt's Transition Do Not Speak to Intensifying Financial Crisis

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danny Schechter

Mummies and Dummies: Leave Or Stay, The Egyptian Crisis Will Only Get Deeper With No Quick Fix Likely A Focus On The Political Battle Conceals An Eco...

Marcus Baram

How The Mubarak Family Made Its Billions | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This story has been updated to reflect breaking news A tourist in Cairo spots three photographs on the wall of a restaurant: one of Nasser, another...

Egypt Military Supports Mubarak; Protesters Mass

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO - Egypt's military threw its weight Friday behind President Hosni Mubarak's plan to stay in office through September elections while protesters ...

Obama Ramps Up Rhetoric Against Mubarak

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Bristling with impatience, President Barack Obama on Thursday openly and sharply questioned whether Egyptian President Hosni Mubara...

Mubarak Falconry

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Mubarak's Anger at Washington

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

For the first time in his life, Mubarak sided with the Egyptians' anger at the interference of foreign governments, though the irony of the notion was lost on him. As always, he failed to hear the people. They want him out. But he does not go.

Mubarak Won't Step Down But Passes Powers To Vice President

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's Hosni Mubarak refused to step down or leave the country and instead said he would hand his powers to his vice president Thursday, rem...

Are We All Egyptians?

Laura Mola | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Mola

"We own their Army. They won't fire on their citizens. Don't worry." An Arab friend calmed me in one instant while the next found me thinking: who is ...

Egypt's Power Transition: Changing Rooms On the Titanic?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Haggai Carmon

There are huge stakes in this game. Did the U.S policy makers think it through? Do they know who is riding on the back of the emerging Egyptian tiger?

The Revolutionary Fashion Police: What Not to Wear When Egypt's Government Goes Down

Haroon Moghul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Haroon Moghul

The usefulness of simple categories has long since died. In effect, we are saying, "Do they wear headscarves?" (Bad). "Do they speak English?" (Good). "Do they have turbans?" (Terrible.)

The Dignity Revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia -- and America?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

We Americans might, for a switch, take a cue from the Arab street. The whole world would benefit incalculably by embracing what those lion-hearted protesters are demanding: Dignity.