"Anti-government protests have broken out in Egypt," the BBC writes, and the people in the streets have apparently drawn inspiration from recent events in Tunisia, where the authoritarian government was toppled following demonstrations.Al Jazeera reports that:"Egyptian police fired tear gas and used
Without constitutional reform, democracy in Tunisia will be difficult. That’s according to Christopher Alexander, political science professor at Davidson College and author of “Tunisia: Stability and Reform in the Modern Maghreb.”
Along with the news about what's been happening in Tunisia -- where protests in recent weeks were met with harsh, deadly force from authorities and ensuing outrage then helped force the president from power -- have come commentaries about the possibility that events there might encourage democracy a
Good morning.News related to Saturday's shooting rampage in Arizona continues to dominate the headlines. As we've reported, the highlights include word that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) -- the target of the gunman -- briefly opened her eyes yesterday.