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Comparing Democracy in Action: And Doing Something About It

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Why do we expect Egypt to get democracy right the first time? What gives us the right to police the world while we are guilty of abuse and corruption at home?

The Breaking Point

Alyson Renaldo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alyson Renaldo

However, let us consider this: when Mohamed Bouzizi set himself a blaze that Friday morning he did not have the external validation of a grassroots nation wide solidarity, or media coverage.

Egypt's Nawal El Saadawi: "We Will Not Let Egypt Burn"

Rebecca Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Walker

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.

Shocking New Evidence That Forced Hosni Mubarak's Resignation

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

While doing my daily browsing of Craigslist Egypt to find a sweet, ancient Egyptian couch and maybe even an Akhenaten era ping pong table that some grave robber is just going to throw to the curb anyway, I made this shocking discovery.

Call on Obama: Tell Mubarak to Leave Now

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

By all journalistic reports, it was the Egyptian government of President Hosni Mubarak that sent thousands of armed thugs into Tahrir Square and the streets of Cairo yesterday to bring violence to what had been a peaceful and nonviolent protest for democracy. Some think many of those who were attacking the protesters were police in plain clothes. Others are believed to have been hired and bused in to foment violence with machetes, clubs, and razors -- some riding in on horses and camels into the peaceful crowds. A call for peace now must mean a call for Mubarak's immediate resignation.

Colbert: 'Mubarak Is Our Friend'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert has elevated the devil's-advocate defense of the indefensible into an art form, and that skill was in full force during last night's e...

Did Someone Recycle the Shah of Iran's Last Speech for Hosni Mubarak?

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Like the Shah before him -- a man whose grave is in the heart of Cairo because he was refused burial in the nation of his birth -- Mubarak's speech indicated how out of touch he was with the reality of the people.

Mubarak Can Cut the Net but Can't Stem Information Flow

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Like a cracked sidewalk that still lets the grass poke through, there will always be cracks in whatever information walls governments attempt to erect.

One Year After Cairo Speech: The Imperative of Promoting Human Rights in Egypt

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

Unless Obama finds a way to use the succession from rule by Mubarak as an opportunity to place U.S. relations with Egypt on a different footing, Egypt will be at risk of greater instability.

Partial Freeze On Israeli Settlements Reason To Be Cautiously Optimistic

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

President Obama, following his meeting with President Mubarak, said yesterday: "There has been movement in the right direction" referring to the repor...

Time for Obama to Start Delivering on Human Rights in Egypt

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

Mubarak's White House meeting with Obama today will be a test of the administration's new approach to human rights and democracy promotion strategy in Egypt and in the broader Arab region.

What Should President Obama Tell the Muslim World in Cairo?

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

What should the President say, and do, in Cairo to make the best of his trip?

Fix it, Don't Nix it

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

By pursuing a sustained commitment to human rights and democracy promotion in Egypt, the Obama administration can begin to make progress where its predecessors have failed.