World

The King and Queen of Haiti

  (Politico) – Sunday, January 30, 2011. Two hundred thousand people occupied Egypt’s Tahrir Square, defying a military curfew to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Tunisia’s authoritarian leader had just been overthrown, unleashing a wave of anti-government protests from Yemen to Syria to Read More

World

Kerry’s Dangerous Message to Egypt’s Generals

[Bloomberg] Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo yesterday to reassure the men who led the coup against Egypt’s first democratically elected president that the U.S. is content with their progress toward restoring democracy. It was a confused and confusing message, to say the least. Kerry’s statement that Read More

Religion

US names envoy to combat anti-Semitism, warns of rising incidents

[REUTERS] The United States on Monday appointed a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism as a new State Department report warned about incidents in Venezuela, Egypt and Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry named Ira Forman, a long time director of the National Jewish Democratic Council, as special Read More