On The Coup In Egypt And The Future Of Democracy

The events of the last week in Egypt raise a whole host of questions.

Tea Party Apparently Now Considers Stopping Immigration Reform Most Important Issue

Forget about the budget deficit and spending. The Tea Party apparently now considers stopping immigration reform to be its most important task.

Military Coup Underway In Egypt [Update: Morsi Deposed]

if reports are to be believed, there is a coup d’etat underway in Egypt.

U.S. Faces More Blowback Over Revelations Of Spying On Allies

The blowback from yesterday’s revelations about U.S. surveillance on European allies continues.

Texas Abortion Bill Back Before The Legislature, And It Will Pass This Time

The Texas Legislature is putting up its controversial abortion bill again, but don’t expect things do end the way they did last week.

Millions Of Egyptians Protest Morsi Regime As Military Sets Deadline For Action

Yesterday saw some of the biggest protests ever to rock Egypt. Where does it go from here?

New NSA Leaks Reveal Spying On European Union, European Allies

The latest NSA leaks are likely to prove to be diplomatically embarrassing.

Egyptian Military Ready To Step Back Into Politics?

The Egyptian military appears to be signalling that its patience for political chaos may be running short.

A New Conspiracy Theory: IRS Tea Party Targeting Helped Win The Election For Obama

A new theory circulating on the right asserts that IRS targeting of Tea Party groups had an impact on the 2012 elections by diminish the Tea Party’s effectiveness. It’s mostly nonsense.

Brazilian Protesters Turn Their Anger Toward Soccer

Even the national sport is arousing the anger of the protesters in Brazil.

Remember Libya?

Libya continues to teeter on the brink of chaos.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Clown Wars Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Scott Walker: The GOP’s Sleeper Candidate For 2016?

Scott Walker could be the GOP’s surprise candidate in 2016.

Most Americans Oppose Obama Administration’s Incoherent Syria Policy

Two polls indicate that most Americans oppose the President’s latest moves on Syria. This makes sense considering actual policy there seems to be entirely incoherent.

Supreme Court Bans Protests at Supreme Court but Not Near the Supreme Court

The AP has the Supreme Court banning demonstrations at the Supreme Court. The regulation in question doesn’t actually do that.

Rep. Peter King (R., New York) Wants Journalists Prosecuted As Spies

One Congressman thinks it would be a good idea to treat journalists as criminals.

Some Context on Turkey

Turkey has had along and ongoing struggle with democratic consolidation.

What Did Susan Rice Know and When Did She Know It?

I have for months taken it as a given that she went on five Sunday morning talk shows and lied about what happened there. Did she?

Turkey On The Brink?

Has the Arab Spring come to Turkey?

Syria’s Civil War Inspiring Sectarian Violence Outside Syria

Syria’s violence is slipping across it’s borders.That’s not good news at all.

Could Benghazi Have Changed The Outcome Of The 2012 Election?

Would more information about the Benghazi attacks have changed the outcome of the Presidential election?

Initial Benghazi Talking Points Changed 12 Times, Mentions Of Terror Removed

The talking points prepared in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attack were heavily edited at the request of the State Department.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula Is Not A “Political Prisoner”

Debunking a conservative myth that has arisen in connection the Benghazi story.

Benghazi: Incompetence But No Cover-Up

Yesterday’s hearings shed more light while also raising yet more questions to which we’ll likely never get a satisfactory answer.

Civil Liberties In The Wake Of Boston

Are civil liberties once again at risk in the wake of the bombing attack in Boston?

Information Segregation And Political Polarization

Whether in the blogosphere or on television, people are increasingly only accessing sources of news and opinion that confirm their pre-conceived ideas.

White House: Unlocking A Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be A Crime

The White House is backing an effort to overturn a bizarre ruled recently enacted by the Library of Congress

Emory President Extols 3/5 Compromise

Emory’s James Wagner sees the 3/5 Compromise as the price for achieving a more perfect union.

GOP Swings And Misses At Clinton Benghazi Hearings

Despite some tough questions, Congressional Republicans didn’t land a glove on Secretary of State Clinton.

Russians Protest Adoption Ban

The Russian adoption ban isn’t sitting well with many Russians.