Enter the Muslim Brotherhood

By |January 31st, 2011|

**UPDATED BELOW** Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy So the Brotherhood would support the maintenance of a secular government? When the Muslim Brotherhood uses the word "secular," it does not mean no religion "“ we are talking about what we call a "civilized state." What if an Egyptian extremist [...]

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Sen. Reid Declares Social Security ‘Off the Table’

By |January 31st, 2011|

Texan4Hillary offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Progressives have been launching a very aggressive campaign on protesting Social Security and today some good news. Senator Reid, who won great praise for defending Social Security as a program that works, is solvent and must not be touched, today came out with a stronger statement. [...]

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Israel Calls on Leaders to ‘Curb’ Mubarak Criticism

By |January 31st, 2011|

Israel called on the United States and a number of European countries over the weekend to curb their criticism of President Hosni Mubarak to preserve stability in the region. - Haaretz Al Jazeera is reporting that "Opposition movement calls for "march of millions" on Tuesday in a bid to topple president Hosni Mubarak." While the [...]

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Republicans Want to Limit Women’s Freedom

By |January 31st, 2011|

... And on this anniversary, I hope that we will recommit ourselves more broadly to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams. - Pres. Barack Obama So what else is new? In the middle of a jobs crisis, Speaker Boehner [...]

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What Will Pres. Obama Do Next?

By |January 30th, 2011|

Pres. Mubarak shutting down Al Jazeera in Cairo is going directly against what Pres. Obama said needed to be done by the Egyptian President, which poses a real opportunity and thorny challenge for our President that didn't need another one. Now, ElBaradei is part of the picture in a real way, the National Coalition for [...]

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Obama-Israel-Egypt

By |January 30th, 2011|

They also said that some members of the administration were influenced by Israel's concern at losing a reliable peace partner. - Laura Rozen It's the legacy of U.S. Middle East policy. All the settlements combined won't get Israel out of the one they missed. And rightly or wrongly Pres. Obama is already being blamed. "You [...]

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Queer Talk: Facing the Gays

By |January 29th, 2011|

TM NOTE: Joyce Arnold brings activist commentary from the LGBT community. You probably know who Daniel Hernandez is -- the college student, interning with Rep. Giffords, who was named a hero for his actions at the Tucson shooting. Did you also know he's an "out" gay man, and was invited to be a [...]

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EGYPT: Omar Suleiman Named Egyptian V.P.

By |January 29th, 2011|

**UPDATED** Omar Suleiman, intelligence chief who was also a negotiator between the Israelis and Palestinians, has been named Egyptian VP. Mr. Mubarak has never appointed a vice president since he came into power in 1981. Will it be simply a transitional move when Mubarak steps down? We'll have to wait and see. This is the [...]

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This Week in Crazy: Beck’s New Jew Woes, Graham Uses Our Troops’ Name to Cut SS, & More

By |January 28th, 2011|

TM NOTE: Texan4Hillary offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. This week in crazy is full of stuff. As folks in the media look at Glenn Beck and his comments post Rep. Giffords, one popped up that is really nuts. Ok, say it with me: The Jews did NOT kill Jesus. Got it Beck? [...]

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EGYPT: Al Jazeera and White House Mixed Messaging in the Age of Wikileak Cables, Twitter and Facebook

By |January 28th, 2011|

**UPDATES BELOW** This has been an extraordinary week. What follows is a remarkable story I've done my best to unpack and requires a lot of investment on your part. I don't claim this is perfectly packaged, but I've done the very best I can on a story I think is historic, including news late last [...]

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