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Politics Ends at the Water's Edge

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pundits looking to oversimplify Egypt into a definitive "we should be doing this" statement are free to do so, but they should be taken with a large grain of salt by the media-consuming public.

Politics and Nonsense on Egypt

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

When U.S. politicians discuss critical Middle East matters, their remarks either display an ignorance of facts, are shaped more by political needs than reality, or are just plain dumb. Egypt provides a case in point.

Inside the White House

Sean Carman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sean Carman

It is late January/early February 2011 and President Obama is holding a briefing with his National Security Team. Says the president, "OK. We really need to say something about Egypt."

Why Are Uprisings Spreading in the Arab World?

Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl

Tunisians' sacrifices have created a new moral climate in the region. If Tunisians were willing to make this sacrifice, why shouldn't I also be willing?

Military Aid to Egypt: A Critical Link

Haim Malka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haim Malka

Calls in Washington to suspend military aid to Egypt are fueling an already blazing fire. Although a serious review of the $1.3 billion in U.S. military aid to Egypt is long overdue, raising the threat in the midst of a burning crisis is dangerous.

Mr. President: The Whole World "Is" Watching

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

Let's not repeat the failure of nerve we showed in the past with Tiananmen Square as we respond to the democratic aspirations of those in Tahrir Square. As the world watches, the administration's window of opportunity is closing quickly.

What Would Reagan Do About Egypt?

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

What we learned from Ronald Reagan can guide us as we deal with Egypt. Obviously, Mubarak must go. But can we find a partner with whom we can do business in Cairo?

How to Deal with Egypt -- the West's Dilemma

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The West fears that Mubarak's untimely demise, without a secure regime in his wake and a suitable figurehead at the helm, could inspire a politically more confident Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama To Answer Egypt Questions Today

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will take questions from reporters Friday on the continuing violence in Egypt during what may be a pivotal d...

Obama's Egypt #FAIL?

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah McElrath

President Obama and his Administration appear to have made a familiar deal with the devil in response to the popular pro-democracy uprising in Egypt. ...

Where Was Obama Amidst All the Violence?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Some would have us believe it was beyond the power of the Obama administration to stop the violence, because the leverage of the administration on the Egyptian military was limited. But this doesn't pass the laugh test.

Twitter Users Dismayed With U.S. Response To Egypt

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

As the crisis in Egypt continues to provoke a flurry of web conversation, the talk on Twitter has been predominantly negative about the Obama administ...

Obama Says He Will Resend Message to Mubarak, This Time in All Caps

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

In the days since it became clear that Mr. Mubarak did not receive the White House's initial message, Mr. Obama has been huddling with advisers to discuss a range of more drastic options, including changing the message's font altogether.

America's Dictator Addiction

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

If we perpetuate the cycle of dictator addiction by continuing to so forcefully back all those other dictatorships around the globe beyond Egypt, we will be helping guarantee other overdoses in the future.

Egypt Buries the Myth That Obama Would Botch a Foreign Crisis

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The biggest potential stumbling block to then Democratic presidential candidate Obama's White House bid in 2008 was not race, but the knock against hi...

The Muslim Brotherhood Bogey Man

Scott Atran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Atran

There is little reason for the U.S. to fear a takeover by the Muslim Brotherhood. If Egypt is allowed to find its own way, the problem of extremism could well fade as disaffected youth at last find hope at home.

Egyptians Wonder: Where Is the U.S.?

Justine Ariel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Justine Ariel

As the situation in Egypt took a violent turn, more Egyptians are beginning to see the U.S. as not a political bystander, but as a nation that is more than willing to turn a blind eye.

Sam Stein

Obama's Restraint Doctrine: How The President's Egypt Policy Has Managed To Please No One At All

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The impression that the Obama administration is forever one step behind the unfolding events and chaos in Egypt this week is one left, i...

Egypt: Skin in the Game

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kristen Breitweiser

Nearly 8 long years ago, the Iraq War was wrongfully started under the guise of spreading democracy in the Middle East. And now, I sit and watch real democracy take to the streets in Egypt brought on by average citizens.

Sam Stein

WH Reporters Send Terse Letter To Gibbs Over Press Shop's Handling Of Egypt

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- The White House Correspondents Association, of which The Huffington Post is a member, sent a sharply worded letter to White House Press ...

Escaping Aladdin's Cave

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

The White House is unable and unwilling to recognize that the times are changing in ways that preclude perpetuation of the forces that allowed America to control the region's politics.

The Missing Link From the Egyptian Protests

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Despite the massive protests and glorification of the democracy activists by the western media, a core aspect of sea-change is missing: leadership.

WikiLeaks: U.S. Concerned For Years Over Egyptian President's Succession

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The protests rocking Egypt could change the political landscape of the entire Arab world and beyond. Possible outcomes range all th...

The US Must Not Be on the Wrong Side of History

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Do you remember when the United States stood proudly for liberty and democracy? When countries looked over the Atlantic at the Statue of Liberty and k...

Egyptians Demonstrate Digital Citizenship

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

We in the West and those of us laying the foundational stones for digital citizenship, have much to learn from our Arab friends. They have shown a remarkable degree of self-organization using the new technologies.