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  • Slouching toward democracy

    Slouching toward democracy
    Mohamed Morsi, the first freely elected president in Egypt's history, is soon to take office under circumstances that are far from ideal. While Egypt's ruling military has conceded his victory over its preferred candidate in the presidential runoff...
  • Voter apathy isn't a crime

    It's a sure sign someone is losing when he demands that the rules be changed. That might explain the renewed interest in forcing people to vote against their will. Peter Orszag, President Obama's former budget director and now a vice chairman at...
  • Arab Spring, American summer: Foreign students visit Michiana, tell their stories

    Arab Spring, American summer: Foreign students visit Michiana, tell their stories
    SOUTH BEND -- Menna, 20, paid no attention to politics until the Egyptian revolution started on Jan. 25, 2011. "We never imagined the president would be overthrown," said the young medical student, who lives in Sohag, a city about 240 miles from Cairo,...
  • The 'Turkish model' for democracy -- not dictatorship

    Regarding your recent article on the Egyptian presidential elections, Turkey has no claims or aspirations to be a ''model'' for the Middle East ("Slouching toward democracy," June 27). We are ready to share our experience and provide all possible...
  • Muslim World Must Learn Tolerance

    The 14-minute Internet trailer "The Innocence of Muslims" that set off a storm of violence in Libya and Egypt was a low-quality, second-rate production that was difficult to watch because it was so amateurish. The film's history remains confused, but...
  • Harlan: Proposed charter is no 'constitution'

    Sept. 17 marks the 225th anniversary of the adoption of the United States Constitution by the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. As Costa Mesans consider adopting a new city constitution, we should look at our nation's seminal governing...
  • Tools of Democracy: The vote is powerful, but there are other ways to cause change, too

    As the 2012 general election approaches, more and more attention is being given to one of the archetypal tools of democracy — the vote. But as more and more people spend more and more time obsessing over who's going to vote for whom, it...
  • Obama Confronts Iran, Syria in U.N. Address

    Obama Confronts Iran, Syria in U.N. Address
    United Nations -- Embroiled in his campaign for re-election, President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in a sweeping speech meant to honor slain Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, confront Iran and Syria, and...
  • A genuine freedom fighter heads for peril in Libya — again

    On Friday, the Lehigh Valley's gutsiest freedom fighter will once again head for Libya, his native land. He was there when the monstrous Moammar Gadhafi took power in a 1969 coup, he was there for the first eight years of Gadhafi's rule, resisting the...
  • Mr. President, meet M. de Tocqueville

    Somewhere in one of Barack Obama's campaign speeches this election year, like a piece of barbed wire in an otherwise light and puffy soufflé of empty platitudes, was this remarkable comment: "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody...
  • Will 2012 be the year American democracy dies?

    Will 2012 be the year American democracy dies?
    Who's buying our democracy? Wall Street financiers, the Koch brothers, and casino magnates Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, among others. And they're doing much of it in secret. It's a perfect storm -- the combination of three waves that are about to...