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  • Twitter co-founder: Freedom of expression is a human right

     
    Twitter's Biz Stone argued that freedom of expression is a human right in a post on the company's blog Friday, coinciding with Egypt's blackout of the Internet and cellphone service. "Our goal is to instantly connect people everywhere to what is most...
  • Is real democracy an option in Egypt?

     
    As cable news dishes out scenes of tear-gassings, burning buildings and tanks rolling through the streets of Cairo, I'm reminded of a story my father-in-law, who was born and raised in that city, used to tell. He was a young......
  • LEBANON: Journalists bear brunt of Hariri's 'day of rage'

     
    Press advocacy groups have joined politicians and others in condemning Wednesday's attacks on journalists after a national "day of rage" organized by former prime minister and Washington ally Saad Hariri spiraled out of control. The largest riots took...
  • EGYPT: Opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei accuses U.S. of dropping the ball

     
    Egyptian dissident Mohamed ElBaradei called the U.S. position on the Egyptian crisis a disappointment and condemned Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's early Satruday morning speech as "almost an insult to the intelligence of the Egyptian people."...
  • Movie Quote Quiz

     
    Today’s Movie Quotes is well honed by the complete archive I’ve compiled of all the quotes I’ve used since I started writing this blog. I was amazed at some of the great movies from which I’ve never quoted. Here, you’ll......
  • Golden Globes: Jennifer Love Hewitt's crumb catcher and a red-carpet coup for Louis Vuitton

     
    Jennifer Love Hewitt is wearing Romona Keveza. It's a white (or ice blue?) strapless dress by the designer, who does mainly bridal wear. The bodice has a built-in crumb catcher. Odd. I prefer Julia Stiles' Keveza, a glammy, black, one-shoulder,......
  • Charges dropped against 12 Hmong men accused in plot to overthrow Laotian government

     
    Federal prosecutors in Sacramento on Monday dropped charges against 12 Vietnam War expatriates accused of plotting to overthrow the Laotian government, officials said. The decision follows a federal judge's November ruling to dismiss the charge that the...
  • The belated books of 2010: Pulp histories from David Talbot

     
    Two puzzling books from 2010: Devil Dog and Shadow Knights, from David Talbot's Pulp History series....
  • TURKEY: Iranian political refugee scrapes out a life after political unrest at home

     
    Ismail is 38, but with his cropped gray hair and deep wrinkles, he looks closer to 58. He is the busboy at a patisserie in a Turkish town, but he may be the only busboy there who can quote 17th......
  • Argentina: Former dictator gets life in prison

     
    A former Argentine military dictator was sentenced Wednesday to life in a "common prison" for the torture and killing of 31 dissidents during the nation's so-called Dirty War in the 1970s and '80s. The sentencing of Jorge Videla, center in the photo...
  • TURKEY: Coup trial seen as vital to 'normalization' of military's relationship to government

     
    Nearly 200 mostly military personnel accused of plotting to bomb mosques and assassinate journalists as part of a plan to overthrow the government went on trial Thursday in Istanbul in a milestone case many observers have characterized as a key......