Category Archives: Current events

Ten years on

As today is the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon as well as the crash of United Airlines Flight 93, I thought it would be appropriate to mark this moment of solemn remembrance … Continue reading

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A Canadian majority government

Canada just held its federal election, triggered by a political scandal concerning the conduct of the previous election, and it appears that the results have been disastrous for Canada’s opposition Liberal Party.  In the past few weeks, the New Democrat … Continue reading

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Mubarak steps down, but there’s a long road ahead

Omar Sulieman recently announced Hosni Mubarak’s resignation as President of the Arab Republic of Egypt and his delegation of control to the Supreme Council of the Armed Services.  While this is a tremendous victory for protesters, who have held steadfastly … Continue reading

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A round-up of commentary on Egypt

Events have been proceeding apace in Egypt and there remains a great deal of uncertainty regarding the future of that country.  The latest news as of this posting is that Mubarak has dismissed his government and will announce a new … Continue reading

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Disunity in Egypt

It seems that in the past few days, sentiments from the ongoing revolution in Tunisia have spread elsewhere in the Arab world and have manifested themselves in huge demonstrations today on the streets of Cairo and Alexandria among other places … Continue reading

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A breakdown of comity

I was dismayed to hear news of a shooting at a political event in Pima, AZ in which six people were killed and U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot.  Giffords has survived, despite a shot to the head and is … Continue reading

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Unity in Egypt

The new year started with an explosion of the unwelcome variety in Egypt.  Muslim extremists set off bombs outside Saints Church in Alexandria, killing 21 Coptic Christians and igniting old ethnic tensions as Copts took to the streets in protest. … Continue reading

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