| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:37 PM
WASHINGTON — There may be little the United States can do to end the savage bloodletting in Egypt, but at least our nation can be loyal to its ideals by bearing witness and telling the truth. In this, President Obama has failed.
A day after Egypt's...
| Aug 27, 2013
The events in Egypt are causing a great deal of moral and intellectual confusion in Western circles, preoccupied as they are with the concept of democracy (after all, ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was elected). Populist sentimentality abounds....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:46 PM
In case you still thought Egypt's coup was leading to democracy, the violent destruction of Muslim Brotherhood protest camps and the appointment of 19 generals as provincial governors — occurring more or less simultaneously — should cure you...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:47 AM
After the bloody crackdown on protesters in Egypt on Wednesday, Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel peace laureate who had served as vice president and lent a civilian face to what can now only be described as a military dictatorship, resigned in protest. "It...
| Aug 10, 2013
The "Arab Spring" may not have succeeded in bringing democracy to the Middle East. But it has provided powerful evidence of a different phenomenon: the illusion of U.S. influence over governments we once considered our clients.
Take Egypt. Before 2011,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Once the dust settles from Egypt's military coup Wednesday, the main victim won't be President Mohamed Morsi or the Islamists, who are survivors by nature. The real casualty will be democracy and people's faith in it. Egyptians will have lost their best...
| Jul 17, 2013
"As Egypt goes," says an old adage, "so goes the Mideast." But the historic changes underway in Egypt have repercussions far beyond even that.
For four decades, Egypt, as the political and military leader of the Arab world, has been the linchpin of U.S....
| Jul 9, 2013
Who says President Obama isn't a unifier?
Last week, this newspaper's Edmund Sanders reported from Cairo "As rival camps of Egyptians protest for and against the toppling of President Mohamed Morsi, there is a rare point of agreement: America is to...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:04 PM
What does Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig have in common with Egyptian generalissimo Abdelfatah al-Seesi? Nothing — except for the inclination to declare a state of exception and throw the rule book out the window.
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
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We may be in the era of Facebook and fracking. But 2013 is still beginning to look a lot like the cataclysmic century we just left behind.
More people probably died from the wars of the 20th century than from the battles of the...
| Jul 24, 2013
Royal baby haters.
They're out there. They're everywhere.
And with the birth of the beautiful royal baby boy in England the other day to the lovely Kate Middleton and her husband, Prince William, a horde of royal baby haters have been revealed,...