"It is important to remember, though, that while all this drama is playing out, Egyptians are facing a major challenge lurking in the shadows that could upset an already precariously perched applecart. And that is the state of the country's economy. It they are responsible, leaders across the spectrum will push aside differences born of self-interest and act quickly to consolidate the power of the new president and the effectiveness of the new government so that the economic crisis can be addressed as a national priority. Whether that will happen remains to be seen. After all, we've never been here before."
"The most basic issue that Occupiers and Tea Partiers can readily agree upon is a Voters’ Rights Amendment to the Constitution which insures that the future of the United States is decided by its voters rather than by the corporate and wealthy elite, which currently manipulates and controls the voter’s representatives."
"The fact remains, however, that whoever manages to form the new government, Iraqis are surely going to suffer through four more years of weak and indecisive government. For this they have only themselves to blame. They were the ones who made the same mistake twice by electing ill-efficient, corrupt and sectarian representatives."
"...history has proven to us Palestinians and to the world that irrespective of the Israeli government in office and regardless of the agreements signed (the Roadmap offered similar stipulations), settlements have spread like a cancerous growth throughout Palestine. Israel has succeeded in violating every possible clause of every possible agreement where settlements are involved regardless of President Obama's good intentions or the UN's watery statements. Israel has come to learn that, barring the proverbial slap on the wrist, it can basically do what it pleases in its bid to realize its long-term goal: grabbing as much possible land in as little amount of time and preventing any possibility of the creation of a viable, contiguous Palestinian state."