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  • We have failed Egypt [Commentary]

    We have failed Egypt [Commentary]
    Three years ago this month, millions of brave Egyptians were celebrating the fall of their brutal, corrupt dictator, Hosni Mubarak. To the American eye, the Arab Spring was even more remarkable than the revolutions that brought down the Soviet empire two decades earlier. It was an article of faith that the people of eastern Europe longed to be free and that communist economic mismanagement would eventually weaken those regimes; the only real surprise was the uprisings' timing. By contrast, we had been told that Arabs preferred the strong hand of despots and that many of the autocrats were "pro-Western" (which conjures images of democratic openness).
  • Yes, Israel is a democracy [Letter]

    Yes, Israel is a democracy [Letter]
    William Cooper completely misstated the rules of Israeli citizenship in a recent letter to the editor ("Israel is not a 'democracy,'" Feb. 4). Jewishness is not a prerequisite for citizenship here, as attested to by the 21 percent of Israeli citizens...

    America needs to stop trying to export democracy

     America needs to stop trying to export democracy
    Is it time for America to stop exporting "democracy"? Has Democracy reached the point of no return? Poll Americans on this issue and you find startling results. We can no longer brag and beat ourselves on the chest when we see our Congress paralyzed by...

    Obama is right to consider the 'zero option' in Afghanistan

    Obama is right to consider the 'zero option' in Afghanistan
    In every war, one question that must be constantly reassessed is, "Is this war worth the cost we're paying in money and lives?" In some cases, like the long slog of World War II, despite mounting casualties, the answer was always, "Yes." In Vietnam,...

    Obama is out of step in Egypt again

    Obama is out of step in Egypt again
    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...