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Egypt on high alert as Mohammed Morsi goes on trial

Egypt’s ousted ex-President Mohammed Morsi has gone on trial under tight security on the outskirts of Cairo. He and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood figures face charges of inciting the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace in 2012. Shortly after it began, the trial was temporarily halted because of chanting by defendants and Mr Morsi’s […] Continue reading →

Politics is Easy; Governing is Hard

This has to have been the longest yet least relaxing Independence Day ever. As you know, the 4th was on a Thursday so here, in Our Nation’s Capital, almost everyone I know pretended they had been sequestered out of having to work on Friday and made it a four day weekend. While I was wondering […] Continue reading →

Egypt’s emerging leaders after Morsi’s overthrow

Contours are emerging of Egypt’s new leadership, with a chief rival of deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi appointed as interim prime minister on Saturday. Here is a look at the top three figures today in Egypt. —INTERIM PRESIDENT: Adly Mansour, 67, a judge. Mansour emerged from near-obscurity when he became head of the Supreme Constitutional […] Continue reading →

Egypt: Another Day, Another Pharaoh

The revolution that overthrew Egypt’s last pharaoh and installed a new one in his place now has been overthrown itself — by military decree. As fully expected. Chaos breeds a demand for order, for clear authority, and what could be more authoritarian than military rule? This familiar process isn’t confined to our own time, or […] Continue reading →

Breaking Egyptian officials: Head of Brotherhood’s political party and group’s deputy chief arrested

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials: Head of Brotherhood’s political party and group’s deputy chief arrested. ————————————— Was the overthrow of Egypt’s government a coup? Was the overthrow of Egypt’s Islamist government on Wednesday a coup? Much hangs on the exact words used to describe what happened. If the U.S. government determines the Egyptian military carried […] Continue reading →

Egypt’s military issues 48-hour ultimatum

Egypt’s military issued a “last-chance” ultimatum Monday to President Mohammed Morsi, giving him 48 hours to meet the demands of millions of protesters in the streets seeking the ouster of the Islamist leader or the generals will intervene and impose their own plan for the country.     The military’s statement, read on state TV, […] Continue reading →