Tagged: Egypt



Egypt sends al Jazeera journalists to jail for broadcasting material harmful to Egypt.


Driving Blind: Detain and Hold

In the UK, government officials threaten legal action against a newspaper for reporting on state secrets. In the U.S., the executive editor of The New York Times does a Q&A on, among other things, why she’s not actually a mean person.


The Arab Winter: amateur hour in Cairo

Precis: Egypt’s new constitution is a contradictory mess. Mohamed Morsi has made an autocratic botch of his slim mandate. The Egyptian military council (SCAF) bides its time, appointing regional governors, conducting secret trials, its...


Egyptian Protesters March in Support of Occupy Oakland

Protesters in Egypt marched from Tahrir Square to the US Embassy to protest recent police violence in Oakland, CA where riot police descended on the Occupy Oakland encampment earlier this week, arresting many of the protesters...


Egypt is free?

Surprising news after yesterday’s speech from Hosni Mubarak: President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt turned over all power to the military, and left the Egyptian capital for his resort home in Sharm el-Sheik, Vice President...


Prospects for Economic Liberalization in Russia

Sounds like a term paper, no? Well, all you need to know about this particular subject can be found in one article about the abject failure of “The Apprentice” on Russian television:


This Month’s Cato Unbound

This month’s Cato Unbound is on one of those counterintuitive topics that I’ve taken a great deal of interest in lately. By the numbers, the world is increasingly at peace. Most people probably wouldn’t...


Ronald Reagan and Hosni Mubarak

Greetings to the League from “Jonny the Fiancé” (Think “Joe the Plumber” and “Tito the Builder”).  While Lisa is at her mother’s I have self-motivated to organize some of my thoughts on today’s noteworthy...



Some people see this picture and say: Hey, look! Democracy is backsliding. We should do something. I see this picture and think: We’ve reached a stable equilibrium.  Europe, countries settled by Europeans, and countries...


Egypt Open Thread

What the hello are those damn protesters thinking vindicating the neocons and Bush like this? (I kid, of course.) Also, is the military just holding off, letting chaos do its thing, before swooping in...


Re-Wiring the Kill Switch

I have no clue about the accuracy of this, and I have no idea how to feel about what’s going on in Egypt (except my usual revulsion at violence), but I see no reason...

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