Clarion Fund and Florida Security Council Oppose Egyptian Pro-Democracy Movement

Neoconservatives have been visibly torn over how to respond to the rapidly developing situation in Egypt. On one hand, a popular uprising is calling for democratic reforms and threatens the authoritarian rule of an Arab dictator. But the Muslim Brotherhood’s… Continue Reading  

Obama Consults with Bibi, other leaders

The White House just put out this release: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          … Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Robert Lipsyte, The Empire Bowl is Super!

You Must Watch the Empire Bowl It’s Our Last Super Thing By Robert Lipsyte Reprinted with permission of TomDispatch.com If you are still passionately following football or, worse, allowing your kid to play, you may just be an old-fashioned imperialist running… Continue Reading  

Cairo Dispatch: Did Mubarak Play the Security Card?

The following are lightly edited notes from a conversation over the phone with IPS correspondent and LobeLog contributor Emad Mekay in Egypt. Check out all our news coverage of Egypt and Emad’s other dispatches, and a story for the wire… Continue Reading  

Questions About (Inclusion of) Islamism

Egypt is on everyone’s minds today in Washington, not least among them neoconservatives and pro-Israel hawks. House Foreign Affairs chief Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) was wondering about the “nefarious ends” of some “elements” there, and Jeffrey Goldberg, who, with shifting views, expressed apprehension about… Continue Reading