Issues / Human Rights
Ever day U.S. soldiers risk and lose their lives ostensibly for the cause of Middle Eastern democracy, so why isn't Washington more firmly supportive of democracy in Egypt?
For its strains of homophobia and anti-Semitism, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood wouldn't get my vote, but for its fight against both religious extremism and secular authoritarianism it gets my respect.
Domestic workers in Saudi Arabia tell their horrific stories.
Washington is far from joyous as this "democratic wave" extends throughout the region.
The West has never had any plans to bring freedom and democracy to Middle Eastern countries.
Tunisian women were at the forefront of their revolution, and they are trying to make their voices heard in the transition as well.
Restrictions on comings and goings from Gaza may be threatening the financial stability of Hamas.
U.S. support for dictators is nothing new, of course.
Most U.S. foreign aid is not meant to address poverty.
Lebanon's complexity can be sorted out when viewed through the lens of history.